One subject that needs to be taught in schools extensively is human physiology. People are extraordinarily ignorant about their own bodies.
A woman in her thirties is chirping happily that “there are only two days a month when you can get pregnant.”
An organ donation charity is attacked for requesting donations from black donors because “there’s no such thing as black blood.”
A mom announces she’s eager to vaccinate her 5yo for COVID even though she understands that his risk is next to non-existent. “But as a mother, I’m supposed to avoid any infection!” she proudly chirps.
Schools desinfect every surface several times a day, which is ludicrous on every level.
This reminds me of when scientists observed a high disparity of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune disorders among children in Finland and the region of Karelia in Russia. Russian kids has dramatically lower rates of these diseases. Usually when this happens the answer is a different genetic makeup. But Karelians and the Finns are the same people with the same ethnicity. So it couldn’t have been that.
Scientists observed children on both sides of the border and found that one major difference was the hygiene. Finns were a lot likelier to keep children in sanitized conditions while Russian kids happily played in the dirt, like children are supposed to do. As a result, Russian kids were healthier with robust immune systems while their Finnish peers’ bodies struggled to handle everyday pathogens.
Today, hospitals are filling with kids whose immune systems never developed properly because of the ridiculous current obsession with hand washing, sanitizers, and chemical cleaning solutions.