Reposted from Rosaliene’s excellent blog “Three Worlds One Vision.” The following paragraphs contain my response to her excellent blog blog entry FACE-TO-FACE WITH OMICRON.
There is indeed much about Omicron’s sneaky ways, you share your personal experiences with your soul, Rosaliene. Much written about Covid and its prodigies get delivered in a clinical way, with a penchant for data and graphs — the information conveyed this way is important, but actually having Omicron in your home brings out your and your motherly instincts tell the story at a family level.
The virus appears to morph in ways that are yet a mystery, this “variation” seems to follow a modus operandi that is being tested against the defense systems of homo sapiens. Such viruses have been tested over millions and probably billions of years, such measures of attack have found new and improved ways to do what they have always done and now have a record number of humans who are now even more prone to Covid-based virus attacks. The virus is now educated enough to know that humankind does not work well within its own tribal systems, divide and conquer do not work in a situation where we have to work with one another to defeat this common enemy.
After more than twenty-one months of managing my pandemic anxiety, I have come face-to-face with the enemy: Omicron. I had lowered my defenses. I counted on my anti-vax son (hereafter called Sonny) who works in home renovations to alert me when exposed to someone infected with the virus. He had done that in December 2020 when his cousin’s wife had contracted the virus. At the time, when he also became sick, he self-isolated in his then newly rented apartment, adjacent to ours. His older brother took care of his meals.
The Omicron variant is different. When Sonny returned home on Thursday, December 30, after completing a two-month home renovation project in Palm Springs, he was unaware of Omicron’s sneak attack. He complained of general muscle pain, not unusual in his line of construction work, and spent the evening resting. He did not mention having a…
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Bill, thanks for sharing my post with your readers. A highly evolved virus, indeed!
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Dear Rosaliene and Bill,
I have perused this post entitled “Face-to-Face with Omicron” both here and at Rosaliene’s blog, and also enjoyed reading your respective comments as well as those of other commenters. Here I am to communicate with you as follows.
Compared to those who are fully vaccinated, reinfection is much more likely for those who are unvaccinated and have previously contracted the virus, not to mention the increased risk of coming down with long-haul Covid.
I commend Rosaliene for your efforts in highlighting the various outstanding matters and ramifications surrounding the virus and vaccination as well as your own responses and process of recovery. I hope that your firstborn will conquer the disease relatively unscathed. What a riveting essay you have composed!
Needless to say, due to misinformation and disinformation, 2020 and 2021 as well as the past few years had been very difficult and trying, not to mention having to deal with the pandemic. It was all quite surreal, perhaps in some ways more bizarre than ghosts and the paranormal (not that I believe in such things). One could indeed say that we live in interesting times, but often for the wrong reasons. It is all quite a big mess in danger of getting bigger still. Even a global pandemic still cannot unite folks in the USA and wake them up. Perhaps it will take an even bigger crisis to do so, such as a series of climate change disasters. Consequently, any reasonable person can conclude that the USA has been plagued by ignorance, dogma, falsity, misinformation, conspiracy theories, blind faith, spiritual stagnation and epistemological impasse . . . . .
The best and most dedicated amongst the likes of us are also inveterate teachers of everlasting, transcendental wisdom to save humans from themselves, their self-interests and their destructive ways. I often even have to coin new words to do so. The latest examples are my three neologisms “Misquotation Pandemic“, “Disinformation Polemic” and “Viral Falsity“, as discussed in my extensive and analytical post entitled “💬 Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: 🧠 Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity 🦠“, which you can easily locate from the Home page of my blog.
I have been improving and updating the post since it was first published, and welcome your insight and comment there.
May you find 2022 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging whatever topics that appeal to your intellectual exploration and creative flair!
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