A friend of mine got the COVID-19 virus. He was very ill. He was in hospital for some time. It is taking him a long time to recover. I am so glad that he is getting better all the time. It is terrible that he, of all people, got a bad case of the virus. He writes of his fear of infecting others. He speaks of the virus as if it were a fatal illness for almost anyone who catches it. So I wrote to him, saying, “I know that you are aware that there are hundreds of thousands of people who did NOT experience it in the way you have. I know you don’t mean to spread fear or panic.”

The problem is that many people love this man. They listen to everything he says and believe it is the gospel. So I hope he will also support those many people who were briefly ill or even just asymptomatic and yet tested positive. They are not lepers, and they are in the vast majority. It is essential to stress the truth about that.

Terrorizing people about a virus that will be with us for the foreseeable future is not helping anything. We need to get back out there and start living with our whole hearts.Is there a reason for this fear campaign? It is common knowledge that frightened people become compliant when someone “in authority” tells them what they need to do to be safe. 

Doesn’t the very idea bother you? The idea that someone else might be trying to manipulate you and your feelings of safety or danger is distressing. Why would they do that? Some people feel that the trend towards Globalism is at the helm. Silicon Valley and all the multi-billionaires there seem to want a global society. One world government, rather than individual countries, sounds awful to me. It is too unwieldy. We are all one, but we are also very different.

And we approach this virus very differently. Some feel helpless and frightened. But others are confident that they will be OK. We pretty much get what we expect. So I keep telling people to expect to be well. However, the fear campaign has been so effective that many people cannot overcome it. They have a deep-seated fear of the virus, which they feel appeared out of nowhere. Others believe the virus escaped a careless lab in Wuhan, China. The Chinese government did not sound an alarm at first. Some say that the virus was “loose” earlier than we think.

We may never know because the experts keep changing their minds.

Keep your attitude positive, stay active, socialize, and be careful to stay rested and hydrated and take your vitamins. Turn back the fear. You will be fine. We will all be fine. 

Copyright©. 2020 Bonnie B. Matheson

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