COVID Counting

A young female! In her twenties! Died of COVID! In August!

That’s scary.

If only it weren’t for the fact that this young female in her twenties died by suicide in May. She overdosed on meds while being high on meth. It’s a tragedy. But it’s not a COVID tragedy.

Of course, now the poor young woman is being used in death to bully the living into COVID submission.

We only know about this case because somebody investigated. But how many “recent COVID deaths of young people” are neither recent nor COVID?

7 thoughts on “COVID Counting”

    1. Wherever you look, there is stuff like this. A point comes where you have to start wondering why this keeps happening.

      I tried posting some of these cases on FB but it’s useless. People are incapable of receiving new information.

      Like

      1. Clarissa,
        WILFUL BLINDNESS: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril was first published in 2011. Margaret Heffernan
        Wilful Blindness is an engaging read, packed with cautionary tales ripped from today’s headlines as well as a trove of research on why we often stick our head in the sand. With deft prose and page after page of keen insights, Heffernan shows why we close our eyes to facts that threaten our families, our livelihood, and our self-image — and, even better, she points the way out of the darkness.

        Margaret Heffernan speaks with a relentlessly constructive voice, acknowledging the psychological truth of the pervasive human tendency not to see uncomfortable realities, while at the same time identifying all the ways that individual managers and organizational leaders still possess the power and the capacity to take back their own sight. She looks, clear-eyed, at an uncomfortable phenomenon, even as she is sympathetic to why it is so common. There is no judgment in this book, only brave curiosity, a passion for truth and the practical mind-set of someone who has built and led successful organizations herself. Readers will come away with the motivation to resist their own tendency to ignore the truths around them, as well as the insights and tools required to empower their teams and organizations to do the same.

        Peer pressure, role modelling, obedience to authority, group think, cognitive dissonance, selective attention, love it’s a wonder we can think straight. Well actually a lot of the time perhaps we don’t. Quite apart from the forces of social psychology messing with our minds, the plumbing of the brain itself does a great job of physically reducing the flow of what we know.

        Perhaps that’s not surprising as we all have to deal with about 34GB of data every day. But does all this matter? In one sense, no, because it’s what gets us through life. And you could argue it’s what makes us uniquely human. But, and it’s a big ‘but’, when it stops us seeing what we should see, and stops us doing what we should do, then it can be a major problem. Far more damaging than courageously ‘turning a blind eye’ in a sea battle (Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen), because not ‘seeing’ or acknowledging uncomfortable truths can literally lead to disaster. The sort of disaster that can end in ecological calamity, world financial meltdown, health scandals, military failure and always, ruined lives. Small things like that.

        If you want to know how this can be, and how we can all be unconsciously (and consciously) wilfully blind, then get a copy of Margaret Heffernan’s book: Wilful Blindness: Why we Ignore the Obvious at our Peril. It is published by Simon & Schuster.

        People need to read this book FIRST, before they begin to unravel the mess they are in.

        It is a VITAL tool to remove the scales from their eyes!
        Then and only then, will they be able to see the TERMITES and the damage they have done to the structure of our society!

        Like

    1. It’s in the county records. Initially, suspicions were awakened when there were no deaths of a woman this age in August at all. So people started poring through the records for the previous months and finally found her.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.