A huge oversight by my part but the results are still the same. 99.99246% ARE living through COVID-19. Focus on the 99.99246 percent who survive.
I realized that I too had fallen pray to focusing far too much on the death side rather than the living side of the issue.
How does this compare to a 3.2% death rate? This is much greater than 0.00754% of deaths by virus. Shouldn’t we stop whatever is killing at 3.2%? A better question why compare it to 3.2%? That is because that is the death rate for space travel. So the survival rate for Astronauts is 96.8 percent and look at how much we’ve learned. Looking at other “survival vs death” statistics will give you a different perspective.
I’ve realized the fear comes from a genuine concern of others. But this also should not deviate from the fact that too many variables are heightening our fear rather than squashing it.
We have gotten too comfortable in being comfortable that has caused us to panic. We should be making better choices. We should realize that we’ve trapped ourselves in the illusion that we control everything outside of our own choices and free will.
It’s a lot of reading but it may allow us to look at this virus with a new perspective. Life is not guaranteed, it is a struggle.
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional”. – Haruki Murakami