How Panic Kills

Other than fatal overdoses– due to fentanyl being cheap and very easy to accidentally kill yourself with, and that supply going up and going up in forms that make it easier to kill yourself unknowing– a depressingly accurate list of ways that panic over COVID has killed people.

Yard Sale of the Mind

  1. Misdiagnoses, or You Find What You’re Looking For

Say, way back in 2019, somebody shows up in the ER having trouble breathing. In those dark times, the staff would start checking through a list of possible causes – in some order: asthma, allergies, pneumonia, heart attack, overexertion, and, no doubt, a dozen other things. In many cases, getting the diagnosis right is time-critical; in the best of times, getting it right and getting it right quickly is difficult.

Now fast forward to 2021. Guy shows up in ER with exactly the symptom described above. What happens? A COVID test, or perhaps a diagnosis without the test. If, as often happens, there are a number of causes for a particular symptom – I have asthma AND a cold AND (possibly asymptomatic) COVID – how much longer, if ever, before anything other than COVID is diagnosed?

Now multiply this across all…

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Author: Foxfier

Former sailor, current geek, conservative, mother and practicing Catholic. Refugee from the Seattle blob. (No, we DIDN'T vote for those taxes!) Elf is my husband, our kids are Princess, Duchess, Baron, Empress, Chief, and Contessa.

One thought on “How Panic Kills”

  1. Somewhere I heard a story about the personification of Plague was sent out to a city but was told that he could only kill a thousand persons in that city.

    When he returned, the being who sent him asked why he killed ten thousand persons in that city.

    Plague replied “I only killed a thousand, panic killed the rest”. :sad:

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