COVID 19 failures
West Australia is once again living up to its laughable ‘WA’ acronym, only this time, we should be least proud of our ‘wait awhile’ mentality.
By present reckonings, WA will have an exponential growth in confirmed COVID-19 cases.
In three weeks from now, just in time for Easter, our confirmed cases will be 12 times higher than today. That’s right: in 21 days. Just in time to unleash our young back into domesticity with unparalleled risk to elderly and infirm members.
Sadly, these are the demographic most at risk of death. Truthfully, many will lose loved ones.
The actions that are being employed by fellow states (NSW, QLD, VIC and TAS) are bold, though one could say somewhat late. But at least they are designed to cut off the dragon’s head, despite the relentless carnage and doom it leaves in its wake.
WA has the benefit of foresight. It has empirical data. The trend is undeniable and not just in WA but across the entire country. So what do we do in West Australia? We sit on the fence. Watching. Waiting. Mumbling.
It is like watching criminal negligence…..by the minute.
It is irrefutable that the number of confirmed cases in Australia doubles every 3-4 days.
The time is now. Not tomorrow. WA should stand for “We Acted!”
This is whey we should be infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
When Mother Earth, in her great purity, decides to purge and cleanse the planet, she is unforgiving. No council or senate or parliament stands in her way. There is no snap of an admonishing finger or stab towards the one-way, permanent door. Your exit is not by human design. It never was a popularity vote.
No. Your departure is a cold, uncalculated, unmerciful reality of human selection. When your time is up, you have to go. You have just lost the game: the “survival of the fittest”.
You were the weakest player. Good bye!
But your exit was not about failure. It was about learning. Just like the coronavirus.
And this is where I stand. The strong will prevail. Our bodies are infinitely more complex than a $40 billion close-down, red zone response. We need the virus to taint and get us. Just like the flu does every year. Why? Because the vast majority of the healthy, the strongest bodies, will actually battle and win easily. They will become soldiers. They will build up immunity. And this genetic sequence will be passed on to others. For generations to come.
The coronavirus tries to do the same. It will mutate, change and constantly battle us and everything we throw in its way. It is constantly attacking everything we do. To survive. It is the master of adaption, amoebic, shrewd, ever-thinking and changing.
The coronavirus is nothing new. It is just a horrible mutation of a well-known family where cousins bore such alpha or numeric tags like SARS, or H1N1 flu.
The battle will not be won with Detol wipes. But it will be earned through genetics, just as it always has been done on Earth. The last body standing is the one that adapted and fought the hardest. To the bitter end. With guile and probably deceit.
Man and virus will always be the greatest of enemies. Their missions are the same: to wipe the other one out.