If This Is What “The New Normal” Is Going To Look Like, It Is Going To Be Horrible

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    This article was originally published by Micahel Snyder at The End of the American Dream. 

    Are we going to allow fear of COVID-19 to fundamentally reshape social behavior for many years to come?  It is hard to imagine a world where we are all afraid to shake hands with one another and where getting close enough to someone to actually have a conversation is deemed a “major risk”.

    Yes, this virus spreads incredibly easily, but eventually, this pandemic will fade and hopefully, a lot of the measures that were instituted to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 will fade away too.  For example, I really don’t want Walmart telling me which direction I have to go down the aisle.  If I am in serious shopping mode, I want to be able to go up and down a particular aisle as much as I please.  If I get kicked out of a store someday for “going against the arrows” I am going to be really upset.  And I really, really don’t want to have my temperature checked when I go to eat at a restaurant, but that is apparently starting to happen all over the nation

    With staff wearing masks, checking customers’ temperatures and using disposable paper place mats, some of the nation’s restaurants reopened for dine-in service Monday as states loosened more coronavirus restrictions. But many eateries remained closed amid safety concerns and community backlash.

    Checking temperatures is not going to stop the spread of this virus, because people can spread it long before they are showing any symptoms at all.

    So that needs to stop right now.  If you try to check my temperature when I enter your establishment, I will promptly turn around and go get a burger somewhere else.

    And it isn’t just businesses that are giving in to the hysteria.

    For example, a North Carolina woman named Erin Strine burst into tears when she realized that people would be sitting next to her on a flight that she was taking…

    Strine said she was alarmed by how little social distancing was taking place on the packed flight. She expressed concern for her health when she realized she was placed in a middle seat.

    ‘I really felt like my life and the life of everyone around me was at risk,’ she said. ‘I just sat there silently crying into my mask because I was really overwhelmed by how unsafe I felt.’

    I have a really easy solution for her.

    If you feel your life is at risk, don’t get on the plane.

    This isn’t rocket science.

    Her story caused me to recall one particular horrid flight that I once had to endure.  Like her, I was in the middle seat, and two extremely overweight individuals were stationed on either side of me.  And just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, the person directly in front of me decided to recline their seat all the way.

    But instead of whining like a baby, I took my ordeal like a man.

    Look, I am not trying to minimize the threat of COVID-19 one bit.

    In fact, I was warning about the danger that this virus posed all the way back when the very first reports were coming out of China.  Anyone that follows my work on a regular basis can easily verify this.

    At this point, there are more than a million confirmed cases in the United States and more than 56,000 people have died.

    That is serious.

    And things have been particularly nightmarish in New York

    Nearly half of all New Yorkers say they know somebody who has died of coronavirus, a new poll finds, shedding a stunning light on just how deeply the pandemic has hit the Big Apple.

    The state-wide survey, carried out by Siena College, discovered that 46 percent of New York City residents personally knew someone killed by COVID-19, as do 36 percent of respondents living in the suburbs, and 13 percent of those living upstate.

    Other areas of the country have been hit very hard as well.  In fact, the Boston Globe published 21 pages of obituaries on Sunday

    As the total confirmed COVID-19 cases approach one million this week, including over 55,000 deaths — the vast majority of these concentrated in American east coast cities, especially in the tri-state area — newspaper obituaries in the same cities are expanding to unheard of numbers of pages.

    As a stunning case in point, The Boston Globe on Sunday included an unprecedented 21 total pages of death notices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The newspaper said its archives showed on the same day last year, the obit section was at its usual seven pages.

    This is the biggest public health crisis that our generation has experienced so far, and anyone that is not taking it seriously is just being stupid.

    But it isn’t the end of the world.  Much, much worse things are coming, and it is important to understand that.

    If we are not able to handle this pandemic, how are we possibly going to deal with all of the stuff that we are going to have to face in the future?

    On Monday, I was absolutely horrified to learn that a top emergency room doctor in New York City had committed suicide

    The head of the emergency department at a Manhattan hospital committed suicide after spending days on the front lines of the coronavirus battle, her family said Monday.

    “She tried to do her job, and it killed her,’’ Dr. Philip Breen told the New York Times of his physician daughter, Dr. Lorna Breen, who had been medical director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital amid the pandemic.

    I can’t even imagine the horrors that she witnessed on a daily basis, but suicide is never, ever, ever the answer to anything.

    And nothing is ever so bad that it should make you want to kill yourself.

    No matter how difficult it was to deal with dying patients, her story never should have ended this way

    In the days leading up to her death, the 48-year-old reportedly recounted to family members a series of traumatic scenes she’d witnessed working in the Manhattan hospital, including an onslaught of patients dying in front of her before they could even be removed from ambulances.

    Breen had recently contracted COVID-19 but had returned to work at Allen after a week-and-a-half of rest. After the hospital sent her home, she re-located to Charlottesville to recuperate under the instructions of her father, Dr. Philip C. Breen.

    There is always hope.  And in her case, she could have certainly walked away from being a doctor and done something else.

    Life is such a precious gift, and to see it thrown away so needlessly is absolutely heartbreaking.

    Yes, this pandemic is going to be with us for a while.

    And yes, a lot more Americans are going to get sick and a lot more Americans are going to die.

    But at this point, nothing that we can do will be able to prevent the virus from spreading, and an increasing number of Americans are simply not going to follow restrictions anyway

    Data shows that Americans are suffering from ‘quarantine fatigue’ and are venturing out of the house more often as the coronavirus pandemic continues – as researchers say that 44 states are actually going backwards when it comes to social distancing.

    A COVID‑19 mobility trends tool created by Apple shows that an increasing number of people in various major cities are now leaving the house more compared to the beginning of the month.

    If you are elderly, have a compromised immune system, or are in some other high-risk group, you will need to quarantine yourself for the foreseeable future.  But the rest of us are going to have to try to start resuming normal activities.

    Unfortunately, the “new normal” is likely to look a whole lot different from the “old normal”, and many people are not going to like that at all.

    About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream, and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations, I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial, or health decisions. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and anyway that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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      4 Comments

      1. AnnonII

        First of all, this “pandemic” is from a friggin BIO-WEAPON, not some naturally occurring virus that the body would eventually build an immunity to. The engineered virus is deadly and gets deadlier with each pass, thats what it was designed to do – GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS!

        If wearing a damn mask will reduce the transmission rate to any degree, then wear a damn mask, unless your one of the “me” types who is so selfish as to have zero thoughts or concerns for your mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, wife, daughter, son, brother, sister or close friends, because those are the ones that will be affected first in a selfish persons life!

        The release of this bio weapon whether accidentally or intentionally is nothing short of an act of war and thats how it should of been handled in the very beginning, not lie and flip flop to the American people!

        As Americans, it should be up to each individual to weigh the risks that the bio weapon poses and decide individually to either work or not. This Govt has on an epic scale failed it’s duties to the American people on so many levels that it needs to be disbanded and a new one formed with term limits.

      2. Darth Skippy

        New meme, now printed on every kind of consumer product —
        “I was social distancing before it was cool.”

        When I am in affluent areas (where the noblemen ate more than the peasants, so grew a full head taller) I am neither short nor tall but average. Yet, since middle school, I have never been able to buy shoes or clothes, in this country, without ordering-out, from some specialty store. Better cuts of meat, like better machines, are ordered-out; who misses Black Friday at the boxstore.

        You can use the same media outlets and same welfare check, to culturally enrich yourselves, on your free time — or even to create your own goods and services — instead of living on an Indian reservation for white people. Inmates in nicer prisons are able to become muscled, religious, and learn trades.

      3. Frank Thoughts

        I think looking at the crisis through a race lens can be helpful. To start it started as a result of Chinese eating habits. It spread because of Chinese corruption and the elite fleeing Chinese cities, spreading it all around the world. Once placed in Western cities they shipped vast quantities of protective clothing back to China, hampering the ability of healthcare workers to protect themselves. Despite it being a Chinese virus, blacks jumped for joy at all the old white people being killed – up until they noticed the ‘ rona liked blacks too. Now they endlessly draw attention to their death rates, ignoring the old dead white people. A black man, the head of the WHO taking orders from China, delayed the response, crippling Western economies. Did we just get played?

      4. asshat

        i like the mask it makes it hard to be identified by others and cameras. ball cap hoody sunglasses mask and you could get away with bloody murder.

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