As a highly sensitive person, I’m scared about what’s going on with the corona virus and have many questions about it. Here’s a realistic analysis of COVID-19 from fellow highly sensitive person, Mona Moore.
Don’t be tired of hearing about the Corona Virus……
As a Health Care Professional of 35+ years, I feel a responsibility to try again to make my friends and their friends understand. I am a level headed, independent and intelligent person. Please listen to the reality of this crisis……COVID-19 is not political. It is a Disease. Science is always a work in progress. Science is what gave you medicines, information and procedures to SAVE your life. I am 68…..not THAT old but old enough to have witnessed the outcomes of progressive medical science. People have life-saving cardiac bypass surgeries and heart transplants routinely now but they weren’t established yet when my dad died. You can’t pick and choose when to listen to medical science. For godsakes, be grateful for the researchers, scientists, doctors etc that are doing all they can to HELP you in spite of being called party to conspiracy theories and hoaxers. Doctors, Nurses, Coroners are not all banded together to pad the death count and cases. I am offended by this idea being casually spread around after working shoulder to shoulder with health care professionals holding your hands, comforting you and saving your lives. Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. Focus your POLITICAL concerns to politicians. Focus your HEALTH concerns to health care professionals and their research.
Points to ponder:
The world has not faced a disease quite like this since polio.
Copied from a friend of a friend in the medical field who really gets it.
Apparently, a lot of people think that there are only two outcomes for COVID-19 infections.
1) You die.
2) You recover and you’re just fine.
Therefore, they’re ONLY focused on the mortality rate, not the morbidity rate.
See, we’re learning about this virus in real time. It’s not “the scientists were wrong.” It’s “the scientists are still actively gathering data as we go.” And one type of data being collected has to do with the types and rates of complications from this virus.
Plenty of people who survive are looking at long recoveries and permanent disabilities. We don’t even know what long-term effects will show up in a year or more.
So here are some of the KNOWN complications in people who survive:
1) Serious lung damage, even in people who seem asymptomatic.
2) Permanent brain damage from strokes.
3) Permanent muscle damage from clots and lack of blood flow.
4) Permanent organ damage, multiple organs. Kidney failure is a big one, and even if they get some function back, there’s damage.
5. Neurological deficits from brain inflammation and swelling.
6. Loss of the sense of taste and smell. (You’ll survive, but imagine having no sense of taste whatsoever. You might literally never enjoy food again. We have no proof that the sense will return.)
That doesn’t even begin to address the fact that we have no idea what OTHER long-term effects might show up as time goes on. We’re likely going to start seeing a cluster of symptoms that will become known as “Post-COVID Syndrome.” Based on the known physiological effects of the virus, I’m going to guess it will include chronic pain, neurological problems, autoimmune-like symptoms, and COPD-like symptoms even in non-smokers. We could see a rise in people with kidney failure, liver failure, and other organ problems. Some viruses stay “hidden” in the body, so we might even have people who outbreak spontaneously. We don’t know.
And that’s just it – WE DON’T KNOW. So while some people are willing to gamble their lives against what they THINK are small odds, they’re not actually playing with the full details of the game.
Okay, so our fictional character we’ll call Bob is about 40 years old. He’s feeling like he’s in the prime of his life. He has a wife, 2.3 kids, a dog, and a mortgage. Maybe Bob has a 2% chance of dying if he catches the virus. (First of all, that’s NOT a gamble anyone should be willing to take.) But he’s not good at assessing risk, so he thinks a 2% chance is worth the risk to go to a concert. Or the bowling alley. Or the bar. Or whatever. But Bob doesn’t realize that his chances of also having a long-term medical problem is WAY higher than 2%. Maybe it’s 25%. Maybe it’s 50%. We’re gambling with unknown odds, but there’s definitely a high risk of complications. But Bob doesn’t care, so he goes to the bar. He catches COVID-19. He survives, but he’s had a stroke. Or he lost his leg. Or he’s got major lung damage. He can’t work anymore. He can’t play with his kids. His disability payments aren’t enough to support his family and pay the bills. His life is wrecked. But hey, he’s alive, right?
That’s the reality that too many people have completely ignored in this whole discussion.
Oh, and in case you think it’s hyperbole… the US Army has banned COVID survivors from joining. Think about that. Feel free to share by copy/paste.
Thank you Mona Moore for this thought-provoking and informative information. It’s scary, but we need to know what to expect. It’s important to keep up with the latest information on prevention. This IS serious business!!
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