Nobody needs another article about the virus scare, so this won’t be one.
All I wanted to mention is that, together with most of you, I experience mass hypnosis.
It’s a weird state of mind when all you can focus on is one thing. Wherever you go, people talk about the same thing. All TV channels and websites show programming around the same topic.
They wouldn’t even need to push content down. I myself keep refreshing CNN.com until I see the infected-counter show a number larger than the previous one.
As someone who works with numbers and words, the only way I can work is to enter the zone within minutes. I need to rule out and ignore literally everything else in the world and start being productive. Especially in the mornings, I have a good hour before coffee, when I’m as productive as a person can be.
That doesn’t happen now. I wake up, and look at statistics. My brain knows that most of it isn’t meaningful, and it doesn’t even matter.
Can someone please introduce another topic for (public) discussion?