Every where I look, everything I read, every newscast, everywhere on social media, all you get is doom and gloom. Very few leaders ever express confidence that we will see this through, at least according to the media, and when one does, they are on that person like flies on shit.
I hear of, see, meet people who are terrified to interact with anyone, no matter what. People at home crying, shaking in fear, afraid to even go outside for a walk, go buy a pkg of gum, go to work. These are people with very real fears. They have MY understanding.
It does not matter to them what you or I think, they are afraid. All they see is fear, on social media, the radio, TV, newspapers, wash your hands, stay inside or you are gonna die kind of stuff.
What they, and we, need is leadership. In the 1930’s in the USA, then President Roosevelt (Democrat/Socialist) told the people to not be afraid, don’t let fear govern, he offered and gave hope. Pointed out little things that were helping, He led. During WW2 in England, Churchill offered blood, sweat and tears, toil, trouble and then led by example, offered hope and courage. I look around the world, and I see very little “positive” leadership offered by the so-called leaders. The only visible one is constantly battered and reviled by his own media, some of whose members have stated that they would like to see their Country collapse, if that would get rid of him. Sad.
Here in Canada, well, what can I say.
However, there are bright signs on the horizon, things that have been known for a while, but are getting more and more provable every week. As much as I disagree, self isolation is helping. Add to that early results are showing better and quicker testing, coupled with a few trials in medicine that have very promising results and it seems that light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and brighter. Hang in there Buckwheat, I can state that the infection rate appears to be leveling (they have no idea of what it may be), the mortality rate is dropping, and more things are showing up on store shelves.
If you have concerns/fears/unease, contact someone you trust, someone you feel has an outlook on this that may help, someone with positive thoughts. Remember, today, with no precautions, 5 out of 10,000 people are getting infected, and of the 5, only one is hospitalized/out in ICU/dies. Pretty good odds.