I was up all night with a massive headache and only got about an hour and a half of sleep, collectively. I don’t feel tired for some reason and I’m hoping Adderall gets me through most of the day. I was in such an insomniac delirium that I found myself hoping that I had Covid so I could get it out of the way early and take the day off from work, haha. Now that I’m in more of a rational state of mind, I’m glad that I don’t have a fever.
I watched Joe Rogan’s interview with Dr. Michael Osterholm yesterday and it swayed me toward not dismissing this pandemic as “just a bad flu season” finally. I can admit when I was wrong, and I was definitely wrong. I’m sure that I and my loved ones will be fine as will likely you and yours but a lot of people still have yet to die and we’re looking at an outbreak that will last months, not weeks. It’s too late to do anything now… so I understand why people say to not panic and all that. We’re already in the middle of it and it’s too late to prepare at this point so there’s no point in making people worry. The interview was pretty frustrating because the Dr. mentions several plans they brought up to various administration officials over the years to curtail horrible things that were obviously going to happen in the future if we did nothing, and nobody listened. Nobody ever listens to professionals. Dozens of civilizations have risen and fallen over just the last few thousand years and ours will likely be no different.
Not trying to be all doom and gloom… I’m sure I won’t live to see that day, and I’m more interested in how robotic and stupid the human race is rather than depressed or angry at the futility of society. I was just mentioning to a rather stupid coworker yesterday that gasping in awe of people who “predict” future catastrophes really just demonstrates that you never paid attention in history class. It’s remarkably easy to predict what will happen in the future because it happens over and over again.
This Coronavirus outbreak could be a good thing. It’s hurt the wallets of so many of the rich and powerful that they might be motivated to do something for once. It’ll be a half-measure and eventually they’ll assume the worst is over and we are once again safe for the rest of eternity, but it’ll be interesting to see something happen.