Question: Which is more important to you, eating healthy foods, drinking water throughout the day, and taking vitamins while staying active so that your body naturally protects you from getting sick or having enough face masks, antibacterial soap, and toilet paper stocked in your home?
The TP craze of 2020 is understandable too. People feared, due to media hype that, every store in the world would close, so they stocked up. Had this happened, the ones with the TP would have all the power. Unfortunately, or luckily depending on perspective, they were wrong.
Then there were scumbags preying on frightened people, charging tons of money for toilet paper. (The image below was a joke from the original author). At least some of the criminals went to jail. Source here.
Antibacterial soap was another product consumers have been going bananas over at the moment thanks again to the media.
Question: Which do you think is better for you, washing and rinsing your hands clean with hand soap and warm water or spreading what's on your hands with alcohol (antibacterial soap) while removing good bacteria in the process?
The CDC and Rush University recommend the first option. Moreover, those hand sanitizers expire and weaken. Link. I've noticed that the product appeals to obsessive compulsive people, and so have advertisers.
Alternately, I recommend ditching antibacterial soap, refusing it in public, and using the soap that's better for you and the environment. How about washing your face and neck when you get home? Those parts of your body are out in the open all day.
By the way, have you ever read about the repercussions of overly using antibacterial soap? Here's a link and meme:
Antibacterial soap is basically snake oil in my opinion, but you have the right to disagree.
Yet, a doctor said you should use it. Should you trust someone just because they're a doctor? Some doctors get out of university with very low grades. Other doctors have motives and take bribes from companies.
Are they even the right kind of doctors?
Your purchase of antibacterial soap is still understandable. Plus, you're in your safe place, right?
All we see in the news is the current death toll and warnings to stay inside with our masks, sanitizer, and TP. Who cares that the persons dying are mostly the elderly and the odds of someone forty-nine and below not recovering from the virus are low? Look for yourself:
Don't be afraid. Relax and . . .
There's a lot in my life I've been wrong about especially math related problems
However, as someone who lost my parents, sister, and all grandparents, I know how others act when someone dies. People relish in death for the drama aspect.
Drama sells. The media, politicians, and advertisers know.
Still, there is no reason to judge each other. It is alarming when you search on Google for a restaurant and their app alerts you that you should stay inside to avoid the virus that's killed thousands of people. Social media is warning everyone to stay inside too ... (and see their ads).
Aside from way too many senior citizens walking around when THEY should arguably be inside, life's peaceful in Japan where I live. Just inside until May, which is fine.
Started noticing the world's acting like:
The fact is the media wants you to be afraid, stay inside, and see ads. They're not evil, everyone needs to earn a buck.
I agree it is not safe in some places until there's a way to treat the virus, so staying in for the right reasons is okay. Being afraid because everyone tells you the sky is falling is another story.
The flaw of living in a bubble
is that you deprive your body
of learning to defend itself.
If you venture outside without a bubble, be careful about what and who you touch. Wash your hands, face, and neck with soap and hot water when you get home. Oh, and ...
In public restrooms: Don't use hand dryers:
If you care about my random advice, I say: Take vitamins, such as Vitamin C and eat foods that fight against bad bacteria, such as pineapples, small slivers of raw garlic (this can hurt your stomach and cause bad breath, but you can use mouth wash after), ginger, and lemon. Drink green tea. Stay active even if it means walking thirty minutes a day.
Now for a tough question. Have you asked yourself: How many people do I know who have died from the corona virus?
As of April 6, 2020, here are the Wikipedia numbers:
Population on Earth:
Number of typically deaths every day:
68 thousand approximately.
Here's a handy population calculator:
You have my sympathy if you know someone who died from the corona virus.
Before there was better aids to treat the Spanish flu, a lot of people died from the illness very fast. Look up the 1918 influenza pandemic. Even now people die from the flu that's still around, only the number is lower than it was 100 years ago due to treatments and medical breakthroughs.
The cure for the flu wasn't staying inside, wearing face masks, stocking up on toilet paper and antibacterial soap.
While you're home in fear or bored, ad companies are hoping you read more stories about the corona virus and see their ads so that you buy their products.
These are fear-mongering trolls who prey on people's need for drama so they can make a profit.
Don't get me wrong, wearing a mask in a crowded space is a good idea so that you are safer, but buying huge bulks and wearing them all the time is over the top.
When I see people in Japan running up stairways wearing masks over their airways, it's evident people easily forget about precious oxygen the brain needs and that blocking out any amount is a bad idea.
Our mouths and nostrils are an exact size for a reason. Blocking your air holes off gives you less air. I'm not a doctor, but I know that my brain needs oxygen. So, if I'm walking fast, wearing a face mask is not a logical choice because I'll be breathing less air.
Challenge: Put a face mask on, walk very fast and breathe. Wait sixty seconds. Take it off, walk just as fast and breathe. See for yourself which situation gives you more air.
So ends the opinion of a random person online.
Note: If you're curious about my thoughts on handshakes, I already posted about this topic in 2017 here and have been against them most of my life. I know you're thinking:
Remember to remember . . .