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Take a Breath. Think It Through.

Kristie Lynn Nelson


Coronaviruses are frequent causes of the common cold, causing URTIs throughout the world, in all age groups, leading to millions of days of work and school absence, physician visits, and frequent inappropriate antibiotic use (Greenberg, 2011).

From: Mucosal Immunology (Fourth Edition), 2015

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Coronavirus disease was first described in 1931, with the first coronavirus (HCoV-229E) isolated from humans in 1965. Until the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in late 2002, only two human coronaviruses (HCoV) were known – HCoV-229E and HCoV-OC43. Once the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) had been identified, two further human coronaviruses were identified. Three groups of coronaviruses exist: group 1 (HCoV-229E and HCoV-NL63), group 2 (HCoVOC43 and HCoV-HKU1), group 3 (no human CoVs as yet). SARS-CoV is an outlier to all three groups, although some place it in group 2.

I am just wondering how many have really done their research on this disease and how many are just taking the government and the states word for the truth?

Are we just sitting here in our homes, losing our income and possibly jobs on someone’s plan to scare the nation in to being just plane brainwashed and controlled like puppets?

Is this as serious as the media and the governors are making it out to be? Is it necessary to stay at home and quarantine America? Is it necessary to shut down our business’s and break our economy or have we become pawns in a big political game, a scare tactic? Perhaps we are part of a response from China on the tariffs that were placed on them and the realization that our president is not going to stand for them raping our country anymore?

I do not believe any of us have a 100 percent answer of certainty to any of this. So why are we reacting to this like it is the scariest thing we have ever been involved in? Is it because it is killing people? Pneumonia kills people, influenza has killed more people in this country than this particular virus has. Cancer kills people as well as many other life choices and diseases on a daily basis in our country. So, I ask again, why are we all freaking out? Why are we all attacking each other and stopping our lives over this? Why are we allowing our states and politicians to place such fear in our souls and become bricks in the wall, hypnotized crowds willingly walking right into the sausage making machine just as we are ordered to do without any thought of our own.

This is a virus that originally was brought to light in 1931 and throughout the last decade has shown many different strains, none of which brought an end to our world. Now, let me be clear, I am in no way portraying that our healthcare workers and administration have acted incorrectly. Healthcare facilities and staff are doing their jobs and saving lives and God bless them for their hard work, strength, and endurance through all this. I am a Registered Nurse and I am proud of my co-workers all around the nation as well as my place of employment and their diligence and care for their staff and their patients. I do not look to diminish their feelings about all of this or anyone else’s for that matter. As a nurse I am in this profession to give compassion and respect and the best of care to any person I am blessed to care for.

What I am getting to is, If none of us can with all certainty claim to know the full reality of this virus or what will truly to keep any of us from acquiring it, how can we tell anyone how they should behave with regards to it? Should we continue to let our governors control our livelihood? Should we nip it in the bud before our economy becomes more socialist? I for one do not wish to be controlled by government. I am willing to work hard for my way of living and be content with having pride in what I achieve and the life I am able to provide for my family and myself. I am a woman of strong Christian faith and I believe only the good Lord controls my fate.

All this being said, I am asking you to look at all the facts you can and the whole reality of this thing and ask yourself, what do I really know about this virus? Have I not seen a multitude of deaths from other diseases of the same nature? If not, maybe that is because it has never really been brought to our attention by the media and government in this manner. Why is that? What makes this killing virus any different than the killing influenza? Perhaps China intended this, to see just how all of us would act. Did we fall right into their trap? Are they secure in knowing that we have let them see us as weak and easily controlled? Letting them see us attack each other? We are Americans, home of the brave and land of the free, lets act like it. - Pink Floyd “The Wall” check it out and lets not fall to this.

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