It’s happening again! This time instead of Canada and the SARS scare of the early part of the 21st Century, it’s China, it’s in humans and it’s contagious and can be spread between humans. It has now spread to Thailand and Japan. The sky is falling… much like the Ebola Virus scare in Africa, this thing has gone (pardon the pun) viral!
This is serious. No matter where you live, the threat of bacterial infection and contagious disease spread from one country to another through human contact has been the thing B-Movies have been made of for years. “Outbreak”, “Contagion”, “Apocalypse Now”…. no, wait…not that one. But it’s true. The simple story of someone visiting a third world country on vacation comes home with a cold that then turns out to be an incurable disease that eats flesh and rots the body from the inside. The Coronavirus as it is technically being called has started small with a mere 41 reported infections. Is that a world health crisis? Not quite. Is it something to be concerned about? Yes. Is it the end of the world as we know it? We’re about to find out.
There are rumors that China has hidden the ‘REAL’ outbreak numbers and could technically hide actual numbers of infections without the world knowing the truth. That certainly wouldn’t be the first time something like this has happened, but now the cat is virtually out of the bag, it will be harder to explain away the minimalist reality of how this could impact everyday life and travel around the world. Once this becomes the topic of the World Health Organization (WHO) as it now has, concerns have to be addressed by scientists and novice experimentalists trying to understand how disease and infection can change the human landscape in the days, months and years to come. Here we go!
Maybe the rumors will be dispelled as they were with Ebola in the past and contain the outbreak to a small sector of humanity, but it is too early to tell. Are we looking at the Zombie Apocalypse? Are we all going to die? YES! Eventually… but in the short term, we have to get on with our lives and pretend like this is not affecting any of us until it really does affect us. If you believe the Doomsday Preachers and End of Days Revolutionists then it’s all predicted and part of a bigger plan for the world to fall into decay and no one will survive. After all, isn’t that why the government has spent billions to get into space where the end will not affect those as they watch from far above? Could be… We’re just sayin’….