Stay At Home!

I’m spreading this around…..no idea of the author…

 

As someone with a Masters in disease control, you can only imagine the sheer hell on earth that this is for me at the moment.
From Chantelle who has impressively made the leap from bath bomb retailer to consultant virologist in a matter of weeks and can tell you exactly why the government and their experts are wrong, to Bob who claims to have secret intel from a secret government group on the secret programme of secret treatment measures that the government are definitely bringing in at 3pm next Thursday, only itโ€™s a secret, but heโ€™s posting it online so he feels like 007, to Steve who thinks itโ€™s all a load of bollocks and if he wants to wander round town he bloody well can and why the f*** is โ€˜spoons shut cos his granddad didnโ€™t fight the nazis for him to be told to stay inside even if pornhub premium is now free for a week.
I tried as hard as I could in my studies and in my work in disease control to avoid viruses like the plague (see what I did there?) because they are absolute bastards. Bacteria are so much easier to control and parasites are positively dreamy. Viruses are utter bastards (did I mention that?) because you can do almost f*** all to them. To deal with viruses you have to deal with the viral vector instead. Thatโ€™s the weak point for a virus. Its vector. Only in this case the vector is humans, bloody stupid, arsehole humans like Chantelle, Bob and Steve. Viral control is about psychology more than itโ€™s about medicine and thatโ€™s whatโ€™s scary about it. Giving everyone a pill is easy, getting everyone to listen and change their behaviour is a f***ing nightmare.
The virus is just chugging along being a virus, itโ€™s living itโ€™s best life #livelaughcough. You canโ€™t ignore it out of existence, scaremonger it away or become magically immune by gargling with vinegar, donning a decorating mask or sticking a live frog up your arse and swanning round town like an immortal dickhead. You have to actually do what youโ€™re being told to do. YOU.
YOU. You can stop it. Do what youโ€™re told. Stay the f*** inside. Stop thinking youโ€™re an expert, stop thinking you know best, stop thinking youโ€™re a rebel, stop trying to be a special little cupcake. Be a sheeple. Do what youโ€™ve been asked to do. This is NOT your time to shine sweet cheeks, this isnโ€™t your opportunity to over throw the system and save mankind. Itโ€™s your opportunity to sit tight, watch Netflix and save mankind.
The virus does not give a shit about you. Youโ€™re just a stepping stone, a host, a nameless, faceless breeding ground and launchpad. All it gives a shit about is reproducing and finding new hosts. Donโ€™t let it. Break the chain. Shut the hell up. Stop spreading fake news, fear and gossip. Let the experts be the experts and do what they tell you because all the googling, all the conspiracy theories, all the spoilt princess routines and all the voodoo bullshit in the world is not going to help you one little bit. This is not about YOUR ego, itโ€™s about OUR survival. So act for the good of us all and do what youโ€™re being asked to do.
Stay inside, protect medical professionals, save lives.

31 thoughts on “Stay At Home!

  1. ‘getting everyone to listen and change their behaviour is a f***ing nightmare’

    Amen, Pat! Thank you for being a logical person. The world needs more of you!

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    1. Exactly. Rights will mean nothing if a person is dead, & frankly I’m sick to the gills about hearing of their ”rights”, & their ”freedoms”. Economies won’t run with dead people either. We seem to be doing a lot better in Canada, even though most of our cases arrived here from the US. We are high risk, & don’t much care to be exposed to people with that don’t give a shit attitude. Unfortunately, that type will never ”get it”, which is why, with my lack of debating skills I never argue, especially online.

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      1. I usually keep quiet too, but we’ve had that attitude shoved down our throats for years now and this time there’s a body count. This isn’t a debate about ideology, people–the virus doesn’t care who you voted for. Sigh. I’m also in the high risk category and (thankfully) Canadian. Nice to meet you ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. That video is great– I love watching cats play together ๐Ÿ™‚

        I wish I could have more pets of all kinds, but we do have some backyard wildlife (raccoons, bunnies, groundhogs, opossums…), which is fun. No deer in the yard but my FIL saw a mom and baby in a bank parking lot not too far from here!

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      2. We’re in a small city in mid BC, & deer run quite freely all over town. They have lost their fear of humans, & don’t worry too much about traffic either. I love seeing them come to visit our yard & have many photos. My husband was building a replacement fence out back & he got the weirdest feeling he was being watched, & he had two deer almost hanging over his shoulder watching him work. The power saw didn’t scare them off either.

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      3. Oh, I have some friends in Nelson– I haven’t been but would love to visit (I’m in Toronto). Are you anywhere near there? I’m amazed the deer weren’t scared by the saw. It’s interesting what they can get used to when they’re around people so much.

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      4. Nelson is southeast, I’m mid province, Williams Lake…..long way away.

        We have deer families who come here, & we see the new fawns all the time after they get moving around well on their own. It’s a lovely experience to just look out the window & there they often are. We never interfere with them, as they do go along on their way after they’ve rested or whatever they want to do out there.

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      5. Ah, sorry– geography has never been my strong suit ๐Ÿ™‚ When I went to Vancouver, I asked if anyone wanted to meet me for a quick visit. Apparently Nelson is about 4 hours away lol.

        Watching deer families sounds quite magical. We don’t bother anyone who visits our yard, either. I’d like to think they know it’s a safe place.

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      6. Hahaha….yeah, I was gonna say….4 hours??? I’ve been through Nelson from
        Vancouver on Greyhound when we still had it, & it was a lot longer than 4 hours. Whatever the case, we’re about 7 or 8 hours north from Vancouver, from here to Nelson is a very long & winding trip to get over that way.
        I’m glad the deer do feel safe here, as they will stretch out & rest on the lawn. I wish I could post my photos on here, but can’t do it from the files.

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      7. I have only just seen this video Pat, so funny!! What a great way to keep a kitty entertained. Sorry to hear of the loss as you mention… it is never easy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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