Richard Craver

Thoughts, Musings And The Occasional Rant

The World Has Gone Crazy

Written By: richardwcraver - Mar• 23•20

Coronavirus is spreading and the world has lost it’s collective mind.

People have wiped the stores clean of toilet paper, paper towels and baby wipes along with bread, eggs, milk and hand sanitizer.

My wife works in a fabric and craft store; some customers are elated that they are still open, while one woman (term used lightly) cursed at the manager because the store was open. Nevermind that she was there to purchase items. Another came in to buy styrofoam balls with which to make a coronavirus ornament to hang around her neck so she could, ‘get to the front of the line when toilet paper comes out of the stock room’. Every bit of elastic is gone to make fabric face masks.

My job is still open for the present time as we produce parts for the aviation industry and defense, as such we are considered an essential service. But if one person gets sick, we will likely be closed down for two weeks and the building cleansed.

I’m politically incorrect I suppose because Wuhan Flu is so much more fun to say than Covid Nineteen or Coronavirus. Though technically it’s not an influenza, it did originate in Wuhan provence. Look into the origins of Ebola, Ziki, West Nile, Spanish Flu and the list goes on and on; but somehow it is rude to so castigate our Communist brethen by naming an illness after them.

So if I’m going to go on a rant, I should at least offer suggestions to improve the situation, so here it is.

  • If you are sick, stay home, seek medical attention.
  • If you have a fever, stay home, seek medical attention.
  • If you have shortness of breath, by all means seek medical attention.
  • If you have a cough not associated with allergies, stay home, seek medical attention. (If your eyes itch, nose runs and you are sneezing; get some Claritin. I’m in that category myself.)

I think we all have that one or two co-workers that get the flu, load up on DayQuil, then come to work and infect the entire place. Don’t be that person.

This is not the time to panic, it is the time to be sensible. Not the time to hoard, but to buy what you need so others can have as well. Not the time to assign blame, but to work on solutions.

Stay safe, sensible and sane.

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