I am becoming somewhat weary of this Corona Virus thing.
First they whip up a frenzy of panic, showing us images of doctors and nurses wearing those biological hazard suits and talking of isolation of entire cites. Then they complain that people are needlessly panicking. I wish they’d make up their minds.
Then they confuse everything by renaming it Covid-19 so every item on the news uses a mixture of the two names alternating between the two. The impression is that Plebs call it Coronavirus while Experts call it Covid-19, but everyone want to appear to be an expert so the two names just get mixed up and cause confusion.
In my book, they have just about lost the battle anyway. This seems to be a fairly active little bugger and has already managed to spread itself far and wide in spite of all the quarantines and “lock downs”. To make life a little harder, it appears that the virus can re-infect people a second time which would imply that antibodies don’t seem to work. Fun times ahead?
Of course people are in a frenzy. Shops are sold out of face masks despite their having no value whatsoever [unless you are already infected or in regular contact with the infected]. Hand wash dispensers are doing a roaring trade and I hear there are “survival packs” now doing the rounds. The End of The World is Nigh, Folks.
Already some rugby match here is a casualty and I am waiting to hear what’s going to happen with the Paddy’s Day parade. Cancelling that would be good craic.
My personal take is that I don’t really care. Either I will catch it or I won’t. I suppose my age and my heart attack history would put me in the risky category but there is little I can do about that. I’m certainly not going to start wearing face masks [assuming any are still available] but will probably avoid any flights to China as a token gesture. I am certainly going to avoid Corona beer, not because it has anything to do with the virus but I simply don’t go for that type of beer.
I wonder if the virus infects Linux machines?
Nah! I’d worry about Windows though…..