I’m so sick of this whole SARS thing. Everyone is going apeshit around here. And the World Health Organization has just jumped on the bandwagon and declared Toronto to be some kind of Typhoid Mary.
I am strongly reminded of Bowling for Columbine, and the whole “Culture of Fear” that seems to afflict not only our neighbours to the south, but us also.
I was talking to a nurse the other day, and during a very interesting discussion, I found out that more people die of the flu every year, than SARS. The FREAKIN’ FLU!
More than ever I am convinced this is all an elaborate scheme devised by pharmaceutical companies. As people are becoming more and more disenfranchised by the flu vaccine, a new adversary is needed.
Enter Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. The new evil. The new money maker. They aren’t trying to come up with a cure…no. It’s all about creating a vaccine.
Freud claimed that religion was the inoculation of the masses. I’m convinced that it’s not faith itself, but faith we’ve placed (foolishly) in our government, media and industry.
Can’t people see that it’s not a ‘war on germs’ we should be waging anyhow. Louis Pasteur, godfather of the Germ Theory, said something like this on his death bed, (please excuse the paraphrasing) “If I could do it all over again, I’d have spent more time studying the soil, rather than the germ.”
Therein lies the answer. Worry about the soil. Worry about the strength and health of the ‘host’ rather than the zillions of microbes that live on it.