The Rumors of Your (Probable) Death by COVID-19 Are Greatly Exaggerated

I address this to you who live in mortal fear of contracting an infection from the communist Chinese virus.

If you jump in fear at the sudden appearance of a snake but then go about your business, you have a healthy fear.

On the other hand, if you live in constant fear of anything whether the perceived threat is present or not, you probably have an unhealthy fear.

The leading cause of death in America is heart disease that annually kills 647,457 Americans, a daily rate of 1,774.

The second leading cause of death in America is cancer that kills 599,108 Americans, a daily rate of 1,641.

The above are reliable statistics. The deaths attributed to the communist Chinese virus are unreliable due to false mortality reports. Are current provisional reports of deaths from COVID-19 reliable? The CDC says “NO”.

Reference: CDC: Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19

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The Consequences of Being Fearful

Impact of Fear and Anxiety

“Fear is a human emotion that is triggered by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism that signals our bodies to respond to danger with a fight or flight response. As such, it is an essential part of keeping us safe.

However, when people live in constant fear, whether from physical dangers in their environment or threats they perceive, they can become incapacitated.

How fear works

Fear prepares us to react to danger. Once we sense a potential danger, our body releases hormones that:

  1. Slow or shut down functions not needed for survival (such as our digestive system)
  2. Sharpen functions that might help us survive (such as eyesight).
  3. Our heart rate increases, and blood flows to muscles so we can run faster.
  4. Our body also increases the flow of hormones to an area of the brain known as the amygdala to help us focus on the presenting danger and store it in our memory.

Living under constant threat has serious health consequences.

Physical health. Fear weakens our immune system and can cause cardiovascular damage, gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome, and decreased fertility. It can lead to accelerated ageing and even premature death.

Memory. Fear can impair formation of long-term memories and cause damage to certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus. This can make it even more difficult to regulate fear and can leave a person anxious most of the time. To someone in chronic fear, the world looks scary and their memories confirm that.

Brain processing and reactivity. Fear can interrupt processes in our brains that allow us to regulate emotions, read non-verbal cues and other information presented to us, reflect before acting, and act ethically. This impacts our thinking and decision-making in negative ways, leaving us susceptible to intense emotions and impulsive reactions. All of these effects can leave us unable to act appropriately.

Mental health. Other consequences of long-term fear include fatigue, clinical depression, and PSTD.”

Reference: University of Minnesota: University of Minnesota: Impact of Fear and Anxiety

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An unhealthy fear of a COVID-19 death can, and probably will, manifest itself as death by one of the leading causes of death. COVID-19 is not one of them.

If you have chest pain or a lump where you never had one before, AND you do not go to a hospital or a doctor, you have a very high probability of dying from something not even remotely linked to COVID-19.

I have this wisdom on good authority from an ancient man who knew firsthand the downside of living in constant fear. Job.

A person who has faith in God sleeps better than than a person strangled by fear.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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