Inquiry: They create a tempest in a teapot

They create a tempest in a teapot. (Those who make the piggy flu into something more than it is. WHO made a big thing out of the piggy flu and call it a pandemic, even if it has a lower mortality rate than the regular seasonal flu. Governments do the same and buy huge amounts of piggy flu vaccine, even if it is less harmful than the regular yearly flu. The media blows it all up even further, making it appear as something dangerous while the numbers show something entirely different. People buy into it.)

  1. True?
  2. Sure?
  3. What happens when I believe that story?
    • I go into stories of how they are wrong. The flu is less dangerous than the regular seasonal flu, so why put so much public attention on it? Why buy huge amounts of vaccines and recommend people take it, when they could spend that money on far more serious issues? Why does not the media point this out more often? Why do people actually take it the situation as serious, when it is not? Why do they all buy into it? Why don’t they focus on the many issues that are far more important for all of us?
    • I get annoyed. Agitated.
    • I feel I am missing something, that there is something I don’t get. So I learn more about it, and still can’t figure out what I am not getting. All the information seems to show that this is way and ridiculously overblown. Why do not more people point it out?
    • I explore possible reasons: The media wanting a good story, in turn fueling fear and nudging governments to go further than they may otherwise have done. The pharmaceutical industry pushing for more widespread use of vaccines so they can make more money. WHO using strange criteria to define “pandemic”, not taking mortality levels into account. People looking for a good hook for fear.
  4. Who would I be without it?
    • Receptive. Clear. Curious.
    • Curious about the whole situation. More interested in learning about it, getting a more nuanced picture. Learning about the dynamics that may be at play. Receptive to look at it from other perspectives. Grateful that they, at least in this area, are a little on the cautious side. Acknowledging that the virus can mutate and produce higher mortality rates, so maybe some of that is being done now could be helpful then. Grateful for the few who receive vaccine and do fine, and otherwise could have been among (the very few) who died from the virus. I am likely to use the same or similar view as a guide, but with less reactivity.
  5. Turnarounds.
    • They are not creating a tempest in a teapot
      • Hm. Some are probably sincere in what they are doing, seeing it as the best course of action.
      • Some are realistic and down-to-earth about it, but it is taken by others – such as the media – and blown up there.
      • There is a chance the virus can mutate and become more dangerous. If that happens, people will look back and be happy it was taken seriously early on.
      • I am not an expert in any of these areas. I don’t really know. And that doesn’t mean I can’t learn and chose certain views as guides for myself.
    • I am creating a tempest in a teapot
      • Yes, when I believe that story, I make it more dramatic for myself than it needs to be.
      • I take a one-sided view, hold onto it, and create drama (and entertainment for myself) out of it. I am doing exactly what I see in them. I create a tempest in a teapot.

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