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  • May. 22, 2020 - 2:04 PM

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Corn teen

The Newnan Times-Herald

My wife and daughter went months without leaving the house, and lately they’ve been out only a few times here and there.

My wife’s lung condition puts her in the “underlying issues” category.

Ninety percent of my social circle has worked every day during this pandemic, including both my son and me. Our jobs are such that you just can’t stay home. Emergencies happen all the time, no matter what’s going on in the world.

I don’t know how safe that’s kept the two under house arrest, me and him going out and about everyday.

I don’t watch the news. I have a few “independent journalists” I follow on social media.

I think the news is biased. All of it. I’m biased. Anyone who I’m friends with on Facebook will tell you.

I don’t like the right, but I loathe the left. Anything I write is going to be biased that way, whether I want it to be or not. You know that before you ever read anything I share.

The internet is not a place to find information. It’s a place to find articles that back up what you already believe and share them.

Any stance I want to make, I can do a search and find several articles from “trustworthy” sources who agree with me and off I go.

The same can be said for any stance that happens to be the exact opposite of my stance. They’re all out there. Every side and every opinion is covered.

Since this whole thing started, I’ve known three people who’ve tested positive. Two I know only from social media. They tested positive, stayed in the hospital for however long, then went home. No one else in their families, according to their social media feeds, ever had any issues.

Yesterday, a buddy of mine tested positive. I haven’t seen him lately so I should be clear on that front. He’s in phenomenal physical shape so I expect him to bounce back quickly.

I saw a post the other day saying something to the effect of “I can’t believe Georgia got bored with the virus so they just decided it was over.”

That’s not true. There are people out there, like me, who have watched what all has gone on and saw that nothing added up.

The models were consistently wrong (thankfully) and each day brought a new list of dos and don’ts.

I know it can get me tomorrow. Worse yet, if it gets my wife, her chances aren’t very good, unfortunately.

I’ve seen, with my own eyes, the hospitalizations didn’t equal the amount of people who worked through the entire thing.

My opinions are based on what I’ve seen, how I’ve interpreted what I’ve seen and how I’ve applied it to my life.

If you’ve had a different experience through this whole thing, you’ll have a different opinion.

Being passionate about something doesn’t make you right. It just makes you passionate.

As long as all of us always keep ourselves in position to say “I told you so” when the dust has settled, no matter which way it’s settled, complete with our article links that back up our stance, we should all be ok.

Until it gets us.