On January 8, 2019 I posted this blog:
“Wuhan Syndrome. The Next “Spanish Flu”, S.A.R.S or M.E.R.S.?”
Thankfully it is less (at this time) severe than the 3 illinesses listed above and hopefully it will stay that way. Mutation is always possible and it could get worse, but, as of yet, it hasn’t shown any signs of doing so.
Pretty soon it will be the world-wide pandemic that a lot of people feared, but hopefully it will be less that what they expected. It’s been discussed before that the next pandemic will start in overcrowded cities, usually thought of in China or India, and not remote, less-populated areas like with Ebola, Crimean-Congo or Lassa diseases. This seems to be what is occurring at this time,
What I would like to do today is discuss “human nature” at this point in this outbreak.
1) All ready I’m seeing “conspiracy theories” and anti-vaccine propoganda coming out about this outbreak.
I literally just read a facebook post while writing this stating that 2019-nCoV is a man-made virus as per something called the Agenda 2030 plan to reduce the population.
Looked it up: A United Nations plan for “Transforming Our World” The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Have seen billboards about it predicting Doom and Gloom.
2) Some people are ignoring common sense public health requirements for their pleasure or satisfaction as in this article:
“Wuhan woman ‘cheated’ coronavirus checks to fly out for Michelin-starred meal in France”
One of a Number of cases
3) Panic is starting to set in as people become fearful of getting the disease. I can’t tell you how many articles I’ve seen of panic buying of surgical mask and emergency supplies. Pretty soon we will be seeing stories of people accidently poisoning themselves in an attempt to make their mask safer by soaking them in various fluids.
Along with the panic buying of supplies, there is also the panic with members of the public fearful of governments setting up treatment areas close to them. The following articles is one example:
“Planned coronavirus quarantine building torched by Hong Kong protesters | IOL News”
A group of protesters set alight the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong that authorities planned to use as a quarantine facility. Picture: Vincent Yu/AP
4) Everyone will see it everywhere – don’t cough or sneeze in public. I don’t even want to go any further with this one. People will quickly go to the extreme to “protect themselves”. Bodily injuries, jails and lawsuits predicted.
“Southwest Airlines Removes Sick Passenger, Cites Coronavirus Concerns”