It’s a bit of an understatement to say a lot has happened in 2020. But with all of the strange twists and unexpected events, the greatest, and perhaps most important tweet of the year was just sent:
Or so I thought.
I considered this the most important because a very high profile person contracted COVID, survived it, and wrote this key idea: “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”
But then I saw another, more important tweet, a little bit later:
On COVID: “Don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it. Don’t let it take over your lives.”
This message is critical, and who better to deliver it.
We are quite literally (in the truest sense of the word) killing ourselves to avoid dying of a disease that doesn’t even come close to the number one killer in America. (Top three are heart disease, cancer, lung diease.)
If you believe the death counts, COVID barely kills more people than the flu or pneumonia, and we don’t go to any of these lengths for those or any other disease.
But out of hysteria, politics, or who knows what, we’re destroying lives, shutting down economies, keeping people in their homes, not allowing our children to exercise and play, not allowing our developing toddlers to see and experience unmasked faces. We’re experiencing drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
And no one seems interested. No one seems to care. We just all walk around with our masks on like that’s doing something.
The President is the most well-protected, most insulated man on the planet, and somehow COVID got to him. And, not at all surprisingly, it didn’t kill him. It barely phased him. Because COVID largely doesn’t kill people.
Plus, we’ve learned so much since it first appeared, that our death rates are constantly dropping.
We can’t go on like this any longer. Something has to happen. Someone has to act. And I hope that something just happened.
Trump’s message is one of confidence, optimism, strength, and hope. It’s completely in line with the foundations of this country, and I hope they inspire everyone to finally move on and say “enough is enough.”