If you’re anything like me, all the conflicting, unexplained, unexamined numbers about the coronavirus that fly at us from myriad sources endlessly leave your head-turning like Linda Blair in The Exorcist:
- Cases are up but deaths are down?
- How many people who died, particularly seniors who already had life-threatening conditions, actually died from COVID-19?
- How many more people are tested now than were tested at the outbreak?
- How many who tested positive manifested symptoms?
- How many who manifested symptoms required hospitalization?
- How many of the total who’ve tested positive since the outbreak have recovered?
- If I have type A blood and get transfused with Type O blood, will I be less susceptible to the coronavirus?
- Will I be able to run faster?
- Will my IQ go up?
- If I go to the beach and wear my swimming trunks for a mask, will I be arrested?
- If so, will it be a felony or a misdemeanor?
- If I go to a peaceful protest without a mask and torch a building, will the heat from the fire kill the coronavirus?
- When the hell will the pandemic be over?
- Presuming the coronavirus doesn’t kill me, will it be over in my lifetime?
- Does it make the slightest bit of sense to think about — let alone to try to make sense of — any of this stuff?
Please watch this video:
If any of it seems coherent, I’m not sure whether you should call and try to explain it to me — or be profoundly worried about yourself. I’ll leave that to you.
I’m seriously tempted to take a nap until 2025.