COVID cases are on the rise and people across the globe continue to struggle with COVID-imposed restrictions on their jobs, relationships, health, fundamental freedoms, and way of life. Countless individuals and even entire nations are on the brink of economic crisis–not because of the disease itself, but because of the measures imposed to combat it.
The viruses are mutating, and if the COVID vaccines worked before, they’re certainly not working now. We all know that most of the masks that we’re forced to wear at places like airports and federal buildings don’t work. It’s almost all theater.
I say “almost” all theater because COVID-19 is anything but make-believe. It is a real disease with real consequences. I know, because I’ve had it, despite being fully vaccinated, following mask mandates, and taking care of myself in general. And I’m not alone; if we were to do an in-depth study, I would bet money that a majority of us have already had COVID-19. And I would lay even odds that the rest of us will eventually get it. That’s right, everyone is going to get COVID-19 eventually. So it’s time for us to move past it.
COVID-19 is no longer an “epidemic,” it’s “endemic.” That means it’s part of our daily lives, like chickenpox or the flu. It’s something we have to take seriously, but we need to quit being panicky lemmings and act like rational, risk-tolerant human beings. If you haven’t had COVID yet, you probably will. You might not even notice. If you already have it, you might get it again. Vaccines and other countermeasures will get better with time, and COVID, like so many other diseases, will fade into the background.
That will come later. For now, it’s time to lift the ridiculous and counter-productive measures, like firing people for not getting a vaccine that doesn’t work, against a disease with a 98% survival rate, that everyone is probably going to get. As a collective human species, we need to get over COVID-19 and get on with our lives, so things like this become nothing but a bad memory:
Scott Faith is a veteran of a half-dozen combat deployments and has served in several different Special Operations units over the course of his Army career. Scott’s writing focuses largely on veterans’ issues, but he is also a big proponent of Constitutional rights and has a deep interest in politics. He often allows other veterans who request anonymity to publish their work under his byline. Scott welcomes story ideas and feedback on his articles and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.