My lovely mom and I went to tea on Wednesday. This was the first time she'd been inside a restaurant type establishment since last March. She does go out a few stores when necessary and she picks up her grocery order from Walmart.
Our favorite tea shop is small and the owner is very careful to follow our state guidelines, so my mom decided she felt comfortable going.We talked about how for her, who wears a mask the times she has gone into a store, it felt a bit uncomfortable to not have a mask on. She mentioned that she feels safe with the mask on, even though she has seen the report from the CDC that wearing a mask makes little difference in people getting the virus. (I believe that came up in Gov. DeSantis of Florida's meeting on covid yesterday)We talked about how she has never felt the need to wear a mask ever before through flu seasons, or even when my younger brother and I got the horrible swine flu in the 70's and have fevers of 105 degrees and were cared for at home!
I am glad that since June last year they chose to have the family in their 'cov*d' circle. They've had my granddaughters (their great grands) over for sleep overs, they've been a part of holidays, birthdays, and other family gatherings.
They don't plan to get the vax as there seem to be a lot of adverse reactions to it, and the vax only mitigates symptoms of cov*d, it doesn't keep you from getting cov*d.
I've been curious as to why our country didn't give everyone a dose of HCQ when it acts as both a preventative, and a cure. That med along with a few other things would have been a few dollars per citizen, and we could have been over this last year by summer. There are bigger issues underlying this 'pandemic.'
There are other protocols too, that are effective. I have a long time friend fighting the virus right now. His wife had it and got over it easily but he's struggling. I ask her if they ask for one of the protocols, and she said she did but was told, "It's a virus and it has to run it's course."
That shocked me.
Another friend shared this very helpful website www.frontlinemds.com
Back to my curiosity regarding why we didn't pursue known cure/preventatives. I think it all comes down to profitability, even though it makes me sad to say that.
I know that if my parents get the virus, and they may already have and not had symptoms, I will advocate with my whole being that they get one of the therapeutics. If that doesn't work, we'll work with a frontline doc and get it done.
We are in charge of our health. We are sovereign people as adults, regarding our health choices. We can decide when we get certain tests, if we get them at all. We can choose to vax our kids or not, we can choose what kinds of treatments we take for illnesses.
We have a friend fighting stage four colon cancer. He's doing well on natural treatments and that is what he chose to pursue. Will it cure him? Maybe. But it was his choice, and he and his wife are at peace with that route they've chosen to take.
Be at peace friends. What ever you chose, I am your friend. We may not agree on everything, but that's okay. We all must make the decisions that we believe are right for us and our families (if we still have children in the home).
Have a wonderful weekend.