The Greatest Overreaction In History?

I’m doing this post in English in hope to reach a greater audience. Now first off, English is my second language (maybe third after swearing) so if you look for mistakes you will find them. Too bad, I tried.

Now, are we overreacting to this whole covid-19 thing? I’m not sure. I can see why governments are worried. This thing spreads like no other virus at an alarming rate. So you’ve probably seen a lot of stats of how this is not a deadly disease. That more people die per day before covid then because of covid. Sure. This is is true. I’ve been looking at stats for days. BUT here is why government is losing it’s mind. Let’s say every single day in your city, a 100 people die. Half of those people are what is called instant deaths. They don’t make it to hospital or are dead by the time help reaches them. Now you have 50 left, of this about 20 of them will not survive medical intervention aka surgery. The last 30 are terminally ill, elderly and those hospitalized for a long time. Okay, so none of these 100 came to the hospital all at once and maybe one died of something he could transmit to his doctor. See where this road is leading?

Yes, covid isn’t a big killer (yet?) but it is sending a shit load of people to hospital all at once, overwhelming the system AND infecting the very people that should be taking care of the sick so now your system isn’t just overwhelmed it’s crippled. Yes, HIV and TB and cancer and malaria kill more people in a month then covid-19 but you can’t get any of these by touching a surface they touched or just standing a little bit too close to them and none of these will infect medical personnel to the point that they can’t do their jobs. And there are medications that can treat these diseases. When people share these stats that say “diarrhea kill nearly a million people last month and you are stupid for freaking out because of a flu” I get angry. You assume you are so darn smart but a statement like that just shows how stupid YOU are. You aren’t looking at the bigger picture. You, just like the people you think you are smarter then, are just looking at death stats. Not so smart hey.

So if you are team panic or team logic…you are both wrong! We haven’t seen something spread like this since the Spanish flu and that was over a 100 years ago. We have no frame of reference as to what we should do or how to handle this and since this is a brand new virus, we also don’t know what this bitch is capable of and being unsure is something we as humans have lost a taste for. We don’t like not knowing. So if numbers make you feel safe and helps you feel calm or even superior (here’s looking at you Candace Owens) or you panic buying toilet paper helps you cope then go right ahead but all of you need to calm the fuck down on telling everyone how they should feel. I’m not sure what’s going on and neither do you so you all need to just STOP. I don’t need perspective or number or conspiracy theories. I need…..what do I need? I don’t want to go back to how it was, that world was so shit I wanted to kill everyone and I don’t want this to be over without a big bang so what do I want?

A dog. Yeah, I want a new dog because humans suck and I’m rooting for the virus. Because species has shown me for 3 months now that we are garbage. In the midst of a crisis we are still fighting. Honestly, we deserve to be extinct. But first I want a dog.

Hasie

Zimbabwe Se Lockdown Begin Maandag

Dis nie dat so iets ons veel gaan raak nie. Ek kom slegs een keer elke 30-60 dae van my erf af. Ek is dankbaar my man hoef nie meer te gaan werk nie want die regering hier LIEG oor hoeveel mense eintlik siek is. Daar is tans ‘n vrou in my tuis dorp van Potgietersrus wat hier in Zim covid optel het. Haar hele gesin hier in Zim is siek. Die regering het nie genoeg test kits nie, wys mense weg by die hospitaal wat vir kwarentyn gebruik moet word want dis nog nie reg om hulle te ontvang nie. In the mean time hardloop hierdie ding soos die brande in Australië deur die land.

Dis al wat ek vandag kan skryf. Ek is oorweldig. My kop is te besig want ek moet beplan wat van ons gaan word as die land se kos klaar is en hulle kom dalk na ons huis. Ek en my man moes praat dat, sou hy siek word ons altwee weet hy nie na die hospitaal kan gaan nie want Zim het iets soos 14 ventilators vir die hele land. So hy gaan hier by die huis moet bly en as hy dood gaan sal niemand hom kan kom haal nie. Ons is op die platteland en tien teen een sal die land so plat getrek wees deur die virus dat daar anyway nie plek vir sy lyk sal wees nie.  Ek is alleen in hierdie land so ons moes praat wat ek dan met sy lyk doen. Wil julle in SA regtig nog kak en kerm oor 21 dae as jy nog nie so gesprek met jou persoon moes hê?

Hasie

Vandag se plan — Positief

Dit is nou amper seker dat Suid-Afrika binnekort in ‘n “State of Emergency” sal wees, of dit al die provinsies of net sekeres gaan wees, sal ons moet sien. Wat dit beteken is dat ons gedwing gaan wees om in ons huise te bly. Hoe dit sal werk om kos en medisyne in die hande […]

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Sien, dis nou wat ek van praat! ‘n Plan maar sonder onredelike paniek. Flip gee my nog van die tipe mense en ons kan ‘n land oorneem ☺ Die naweek gaan ons in Harare toe om te sien wat is beskikbaar en dit gaan ongelukkig die laaste keer wees…vir ‘n baie lang tyd. Ai, ek gaan regte koffie mis.

Baked pasta with sausage, sage and butternut — Maison Travers

This dish is pure comfort food at its very best. It combines all of my favorite comfort foods, pasta, bechamel sauce, sausages and cheese and is cooked like a gratin thereby giving a delicious crusty, cheesy topping. What more could you want? It is inspired from a northern Italian recipe. In the original version, large […]

via Baked pasta with sausage, sage and butternut — Maison Travers

Daar gaan my dieet!

Gooi-gooi so! — toortsie.com

Hoe koop die boere gooi-gooi so, gooi-gooi so, gooi-gooi so, hoe koop die boere gooi-gooi so, gooi-gooi so hoera! Die Kaapse nooi gooi tingelingeling, tingelingeling hoera! Die Kaapse nooi gooi tingelingeling, tingelingeling hoera! Blykbaar, om die nodige afstand te behou tydens die tye van isolasie wat ons tans beleef, moet ‘n mens blykbaar nou by […]

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Kyk, as jy Toortsie se blog kan lees sonder om te lag dan kan ons nie vriende wees nie.

Aandag Skrywers

Broers en susters van die skryfkuns, ek praat vandag direk met julle. Nee hierdie is nie ‘n kompetisie advertensie nie, jy gaan niks wen nie en jy gaan nie enige tyd gou famous wees nie. Ek het myself belowe ek sal dagboek hou van wat alles gebeur tydens hierdie epidemie sodra die eerste geval in Zim aangemelt word. Basies as die monster op die voorstoep rond loop. Die idee is dat eendag gaan hierdie verby wees en hoe mens dit gaan onthou en hoe dit regtig was, gaan nie heeltemal klop nie. So ek vra die skrywers hier op die blogs, hou assseblief dagboek. Skryf neer hoe jy voel, skryf neer wat daardie dag gebeur, skryf neer hoe die weer was en hoe het jou Sondag ete geproe. Hierdie virus gaan dalk lank aan hou of dit gaan teen Desember nie meer ‘n probleem wees nie, hoe ookal dinge loop ek dink ons sal simpel wees om dit nie neer te pen nie. Lank na ek en jy nie meer op die aarde is, gaan mense lees oor hierdie jaar. Ons kan net sowel vir hulle ‘n “boots on the ground” weergawe van die virus gee.

Die van ons wat die gawe gegee is om stories te skryf is verantwoordelik vir geskiedines. Wat ons weet van die Iere voor Christenskap of die Vikings is wat die Romeine geskryf het oor hulle. Ek wonder altyd as hulle dit self neergeskryf het, hoe anders die geskiedines sou lyk van hulle kant af. Wel in elk geval, julle kry die idee. Plus om elke dag ‘n taak te hê wat jou brein ‘n bietjie laat kalmeer, veral met die paniek wat mens tot in jou bene kan voel, kan net goed wees vir jou. Wie weet, as alles verby is het jy dalk ‘n best seller geskryf. Jy hoef net nuus te kyk om te sien die storie skryf homself.

Mooi dag en lekker skryf

Hasie

PS Indien jy dit gaan doen of dalk reeds doen, laat weet my. Ek sal graag wil hoor hoe doen julle dit en dit toepas op my eie dagboek.