Tag: pandemic hysteria
Exacerbated by the media and social platforms, hysteria makes the crisis seem even bigger than it is. It’s not. And it’s important sometimes to remind ourselves, and others, of this simple fact. So far there are 300,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide, with over 13,000 deaths. It’s nothing small, yet there are still many diseases that are currently claiming a higher death toll.
The phenomenon of mass toilet paper-buying is a symptom of hysteria. It’s something that we as humans are prone to, but it’s also something that the internet and the media – both self-creating entities – have provided a fertile landscape for.
Lots to say these days, but I have a life. It may surprise some–it won’t surprise those who know me best–that my life hasn’t changed much due to these lockdowns. When you are a quasi-prepper who anticipated such things years ago, you’re already well ahead of the curve, ya know? So, my life continues basically as normal, which is to say, I’ve got things to do!
But I just wanted to take a minute to highlight the curious case of Germany.
As I write, Germany has only 20 deaths with 7,600 confirmed cases. Italy has about 28,000 cases and 2,158 … continue reading...