It has been said that Covid-19 first started to have an impact at the start of December 2019, hence why there is a 19 in the name. This was in China and, for a number of weeks after this, most countries around the world carried on as normal.

However, as the weeks went by and it became clear that contagion was starting to spread, different measures were soon put into place to protect the citizenry and to save lives. For some countries, this has meant going on lockdown, while others have done their best to carry on as normal.

Unprecedented Times

If someone lives in a country that has been on lockdown, there is the chance that their life will have been radically different it how it was before. Unless their country is still on complete lockdown, they wouldn’t have been able to go to work or to go out much for a number of weeks.

They won’t have committed a crime but it may have been as though they were under house arrest. As a result of this, they may have found that their mental and emotional health started to suffer.

A Challenging Time

If they were unable to work, they may have also noticed that it became harder for them to feel good about themselves. What this may have shown is that their sense of value is attached to what they do (externalised) as opposed to who they are (internalised).

They could still feel bad about themselves, though, if they haven’t been able to go back to work. Out of their need to feel better about themselves, they could have a strong need to get back out into the world.

A Gradual Transition

Although people like this will be happy to get back out into the world, there are others that have a different outlook. Another phobia has even been created to describe someone who is reluctant to do so, with them being seen as having ‘coronaphobia'.

Now, while it would be easy to label people like this as having an irrational fear of the Coronavirus, to say that it is an irrational fear would be irrational. For months now, the mainstream media and the government have been talking about this contagion.

The Killer Virus

So, it’s not as though this has been a small story and something that has rarely been spoken about. That’s in addition to the fact that so many people have been told to stay indoors and to stay two metres apart from others.
From the very outset, this contagion was portrayed as something that would end up killing whoever caught the virus. With this in mind, why wouldn’t someone have a strong fear of the virus and be only too happy to stay indoors?

A False Alarm

As time has gone by and different experts have shared their findings, it has become clear that this virus is not what it was made out to be. According to Prof Dingwall, ‘Eighty per cent of the people who get this infection will never need to go near a hospital.

The ones who do go to hospital because they are quite seriously ill most of them will come out alive - even those who go into intensive care.' If this is so, why have different governments around the world made out that this was something that would decimate humanity?

Prevention is better than Cure

One way of looking at this would be to say that the people in power didn’t know any better and did what they could to protect their fellow citizens. These people, after all, are there to serve and to protect.

This is then no different to how a parent would do what they think is best for their child/children and, at times, they will get things wrong. The main thing is that some of the people up top have paid attention to new information and are now allowing certain things to slowly return to how they were before.

Another Outlook

What if different governments were not simply doing the best that they could and knew that this virus wasn’t as bad as it was made out to be? Let’s face it, these are people that have access to all kinds of experts and intel; they don’t work alone or come up with ideas out of thin air.

If the virus is put to one side and the focus is purely on the impact of the virus, what becomes clear is that what has been taking place is like terrorism on steroids. What terrorism does is create a lot of fear but what it doesn’t do is make a large portion of the population stay inside.

Other Similarities

Furthermore, this is a time where people have been told to trade freedom for safety, to trust the experts in the know, and to believe everything their government comes out with. And once again, there is something ‘out there’ that people need to fight and to fear.

What is going on is different, but it is yet another way to keep the citizenry in fear and to control them. The difference between terrorism and a virus when it comes to directing humanity down a certain path must be seen as being the difference between a making a fire with a flint and making one with a lighter; one is a thing of the path, the other is a thing of the future.


Ultimately, what this illustrates is how important it is to question the official narrative not to simply accept what the ‘experts’ say. This is, of course, a lot harder to do if the thinking part of someone’s brain is offline and they are operating out of the part of their brain that is focused on their survival.

Author's Bio: 

Author, transformational writer, teacher and consultant, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over two thousand, four hundred in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice.

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