How I Feel About it

There are no statistics or proven fact in this post. It is simply my own opinion. 

This Corona Virus (COVID-19) is all I have heard about on the media and news lately. Should it be taken serious? Yes, but here is how I feel about it. 

I am not worried about getting this virus any more than I worry about getting the flu. However, I could as easily get it as anyone. 
People are going crazy and going into panic. Why? Because the media is playing this thing up. I personally think it’s just another political plot and something for media to thrive on. 

The flu is killing way more people than this new Corona virus. To my understanding, It’s contracted the same way. Through being in contact with someone who has a fever and/or coughs close around you.

I am a somewhat a germ phoebe anyway, so I am always taking precautions. I keep my hands washed, I do not touch door handles, rails or buggy handles with my bare hands. If I have to, then I always have sanitizer. This does not mean I will not catch a virus or cold but it helps. Knock on wood, I have not been sick with a virus or cold in three years. Not to say other things haven't ailed me. 

It has crossed my mind many times that this is some sort of warfare test from another country, just to see how we would react in a crisis. So far the world has gone into a panic. Here in the US, we have closed schools, events, towns, churches and even Disney World. How can you close Disney World? This is with only a tiny percentage of people that have tested positive. You would think the sky is fixing to fall. People need to chill out and stop being manipulated by the media and politicians.

I still can’t figure out why toilet paper has become the biggest need during this crisis? Toilet Paper!!! Fortunately, we always stay stocked up on it, but this is just a luxury. Seriously. We have running water and washcloths. We can survive without toilet paper if we have to.

This is what our Walmart toilet paper isle looked like this week.

(Photo taken by my sweet friend)

Why is no one making food as much of a necessity? It snows and people buy up all the bread and milk. We have a pandemic and everyone needs toilet paper!?! 

I really hope everyone stays safe. Keep away from sick people and refrain from hugging or shaking hands for a few weeks. If you are sick or feel like your coming down with something, please stay away from public places as much as you can. There are elderly and babies that may have low immune systems and have the hardest time fighting off any sickness. 

I pray that everyone that contracts this virus or any other sickness has a fast recovery. I also pray for those who or have family in quarantine. I also hope people will go about their normal activities without living in fear. This too will pass. 


  1. I went to do my usual grocery shopping today and found most everything I needed was gone and what I did find to buy was overpriced. People were everywhere ransacking the stores. I declare it wore me out being among them trying to function.
    Praying all will be fine and this thing will run it's course soon. I saw a video from a leading CDC man who said it would be 3 to 7 months before we know the full force of it and that it would take a toll on many people. He also said it is spread through the air and that simply being like in a car with someone that has it would spread even if the other had no symptoms. We can't stop breathing, guess we just ride it out say our prayers and carry on with life. (People are going crazy out there and that's sad). It will be what it is and I too think it may be exaggerated for whatever reason. I hope it is and it will die off before the crazies destroy our country and others.
    You take care,

  2. "...warfare test from another country, just to see how we would react in a crisis."

    I wonder this too.

    I think the TP craze was caused by the news saying there was a TP craze. I have been through hurricanes and snowstorms and you're right, everyone buys water, milk, and bread. I have never seen a run on toilet paper until now.

  3. we are all in this together. it'll take time to eradicate it if we can. my husband and i are in the high risk category. i have an autoimmune disease and diabetes. he has heart, kidney and COPD. we're being cautious. no st. patricks celebration this year. a pity. the doctors say even if you get it and you heal your lung function will be diminished. scary stuff.

  4. I wouldn't say it's a politically driven motive. The same media reported ebola to death only a few years ago, which cost many Senate seats for Democrats.

    The media is many for profit companies who want as many people reading/watching. It's not very good journalism, but they're in it for profits.

    Until that changes, they'll go with any story that generates buzz.

  5. Glad you are not too worried!

    Stay well and hope that if you have elderly people in your life you are worried about them and making sure they are okay by calling and checking. Don't visit them!!

  6. I feel the same way as you do.
    So far here things seem to be going on pretty much as usual. No problem getting anything we need from the stores. Maybe it's because we live in such a small community.

  7. I am smiling and can't help it. Jack Jr. an hour ago brought a picture of the Walmart here and the shelves look the same. I am still wondering the connection of toilet paper and the virus???
    Enjoyed the read and we too are just trying to live our lives and being careful. This is VERY crazy.....
    Love ya
    Sherry & jack

  8. The reason only a tiny percentage have tested positive is that the test for Corona is not available yet. We keep hearing promises from the VP and Prez but we here in Fla. (majority elderly) cannot get the test. So personaly, I'm not taking any chances. I think people are hoarding because they are scared and don't know what else to do. Also, I think people watch too many zombie movies.

  9. I wouldn’t buy TP right now if we were out.

  10. My mother died of a "regular" flu a few years ago, so any flu is dangerous to our elderly. I expected the media to blow it out of proportion, so no shock there. Hopefully, in the end, it will just be a memory of a time when we dodged a bullet- sort of like a hurricane that tuckers out before it makes landfall.

  11. Hi Lisa
    I feel the same as you. My hubby and I are at home and just taking precautions, but I really hate how people have panicked and been so fearful. I always talk about how the media plays its part in sensationalism, which makes matters worse! I totally agree!
    take care!
    jess xx

  12. Great post Lisa. The public is panicking. Stores are being emptied out. I haven’t been out for a week. We have food and supplies. Everyday the news seems to be worse. Not sure of what’s to come. I have never been through anything like this.
    I do love the stories of people coming together, not in person but virtual. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Stay safe and healthy.

  13. The toilet paper still has me confused. Yesterday I had to run out for a minute, and it looked so deserted. You could tell there was definitely a strange vibe outside. I pray and keep faith in God things will get better.