I'm watching. Of course, gradually the surprise goes on to the next stage - stunned. Then it will only remain to go crazy quietly, because well, does one have to somehow exist in a world where the vast majority are simply inadequate?
Can anyone call adequate people who, in a fit of insanity (I just don't have another word), are buying up cereals, flour, pasta, and canned goods?
Is it possible to call adequate people who reason with a smart mind, "analyzing" the possible speed of spread, the consequences of the coronavirus, without knowledge?
And the first ones sweep everything off the shelves, because “tomorrow may be too late,” and the second ...
By the way, in general, who can qualify as experts in the second category?
If you think about it with your head, then infectious disease doctors, and only they. All the other "experts" are about talk shows. For the most part, they have no idea about the essence of the issue, and the maximum they can do is to voice something written by others with their mouths. Or carry a gag in the style of all-Russian talking heads. Purga, to quote Putin.
But we have a free and kind of advanced country, which means that everyone has the right to express their Personal Opinion. Glory I do not know to whom that not everyone is allowed to exercise this right.
But, in principle, enough of what is. Officials from the Ministry of Health, officials from various medical departments and so on. Those who, even if they have a medical diploma, are most likely either not used for the intended purpose for a single day, or like some judges.
Now many will have a question: who then do you believe? According to the author?
According to the author, the expert is a virologist, microbiologist, infectious diseases specialist, epidemiologist. Employees of departments at universities and research institutes of virology, microbiology, and infectious diseases are quite suitable for the role of literate people who understand the matter.
Here they are, and only them, it is necessary to listen, watch and read.
A roommate, colleague at work, biology teachers, zoologists, veterinarians, surgeons and oculists are NOT experts in coronavirus issues.
It's hard to realize, isn't it?
And here it falls from the TV screens ... Do not wash Silit with two times.
The utter chaos of recent years, which finally destroyed social elevators, has created a terrifying tribe of officials, incapable of linking two words, or at least thinking over what they are saying.
But we also do not remove the total stupidity of the masses from the accounts. For it is worth one organism on the TV screen to think profoundly that “seem like a khan,” and then the crowds rush to react with joyful howl.
Well, how is it that, in a month, the end of the world, and we have no buckwheat! And there is no toilet paper at the rate of 5 rolls per day!
You know, I don’t know who invented the coronavirus there, who ate (or did something else) that bat, but in reality there is a much more serious problem.
We have a pandemic of idiocy.
Moreover, there are already so many infected that the coronavirus bursts with envy. And there are already victims. And they will be.
I know one for sure. A granny with a hip fracture was taken to an ambulance hospital in my city. On a travelator (it’s like an escalator, only without steps, if anyone does not know) in a shopping center, it was hit by a trolley loaded to such an extent that the stoppers that should hold the trolley did not work on the slope. That is, overload is obvious.
Well, by the way, they swept the Tape clean.
This is idiocy, dear readers. It is clear that toilet paper does not seem to rot, canned food is useful, and so on. Well, yes, and buckwheat. A symbol of any hedgehog.
It is surprising to what we are stupefied.
Of course, the fault is primarily a decrease in intelligence. Everywhere. And the achievements of technology. I honestly admit that I don’t use it myself, but on the Web they say (“Picabu” I believe) that 80% of the panic was caused by WhatsApp, where there is a mountain of chats for all sorts of men who have nothing to occupy themselves with. But who are happy to demonstrate intelligence, or rather, its complete absence.
And, of course, pensioners. But for these, such a sport is fun. They are familiar.
The main thing is just to believe. Believe in any nonsense that comes with a dubbed signal to chat. And further ACT! Without delay! As someone said here, we don’t have time to swing!
Therefore, it is necessary to act on points by packing gauze dressings, disinfecting gels, toilet paper, buckwheat and pasta.
And that's it, we continue to sit and wait for the end of the world. That is the coming of the Coronavirus.
And if he doesn’t come?
Nothing, if it doesn’t come, it’s also something to come up with. They came up with the idea of finding a man who looked like a respected Dr. Roshal, who, with a serious mine, said to the camera (I don’t know how he did not neigh, the actor, probably a professional), that for the prevention of coronavirus you need to eat a head of garlic every day.
We must now express great human gratitude to both Leonid Mikhailovich himself and his colleagues from Komsomolskaya Pravda, who very quickly made material with Roshal, where he debunked this nonsense.
Although he said in an interview that he, Leonid Roshal, is a pediatric surgeon, not an infectious disease specialist, and that he should not listen to him, but specialized specialists. But this is Roshal, one of the smartest people of our time ... He can afford it.
But right away there were those who believed and pulled ... First for the garlic, then ... No, do you have any idea how to smash a man who has devoured a head of garlic in the morning on an empty stomach? I know that. I have a smart neighbor.
Alas, this is already at the programming level. Information idiocy is contagious and deadly. A person who is infected with AI (informational idiocy) becomes defenseless against any suggestion, especially one that carries the following trigger points (the term the doctor just gave, this point is the focus of tissue irritation, painful when squeezed):
- A link to an authoritative, famous person, always with a photograph;
- a similar voice when demonstrating the recording;
- similar appearance in the video;
- information on protection against mortal danger;
- exposure of "hidden facts";
- The obvious cheapness, simplicity and accessibility of the announced method.
Surely everyone saw an advertisement on the Internet: “A way to increase potency by 60 times was found! It turned out to be an ordinary Soviet ... "
The most interesting thing is the number of idiots who follow the link, do not understand what they are buying, and then they pour Yaplakal and Picabu with tears. Rogues, crooks, lit, stole money ...
Why does no one even think about the fact that everything Soviet remained there, in the nineties?
Because it is not necessary. Because the information virus of idiocy is already firmly seated in the cranium and requires simple and accessible information. And as a result, a person stunned by him simply does not think about the information received. He doesn’t think at all. He perceives it as Truth, does not question even the slightest, does not allow any criticism.
And, most importantly, in a hurry to share this “important” information with family, friends, relatives ...
Yes, all the same "maximum repost".
And this despite the fact that today you do not even need a computer, just a smartphone. No need to poke at the tiny buttons, there is Alice, there are Siri, there is Okeygugol. They will hear you, they will try to help you.
Although, Alice, of course, that still turned out to be a bitch.
No, it’s easier to take everything that is in the budget and rush to the nearest hypermarket so that there ... To take part in the procurement bacchanalia there. Thus demonstrating the level of infection with informidiotism.
Moreover, the level is very easily calculated by the degree of workload of the trolley.
In “Auchan” they generally went to meet the sick and infected, having pre-assembled the so-called “alarmist trolley”. Came, saw, drove off.
Hypermarkets, of course, will be in full advantage from a sudden sale without discounts. By the way, I’m sure that it is they who bear the responsibility for the fact that sick people had activated the panic mode with subsequent filling.
But for the sake of what all this I started? Of course, not for the sake of mocking at those who had already gone and dragged home all this wealth.
Exactly the opposite.
I consider information idiocy a very serious disease that needs to be monitored, localized and treated. Thank God, the standard “knit and prick” is not yet required.
But it is necessary to control relatives, close ones and first of all yourself. Observing the possible manifestations of the signs of AI.
How can information idiocy be revealed in a person?
Everything is simple. The signs are as follows:
- heart palpitations, dilated pupils, tension of facial muscles of the face;
- increase the volume and emotionality of the voice;
- excitement, gesticulation;
- an acute desire to share the information received. To carry, so to speak, the truth to the masses.
If you found in yourself or someone else such signs (especially the last one), then I would recommend (not a doctor, but I allow myself this) to interrupt contact with an information source first.
Moreover, the faster you do this, the easier it will be for you later.
Do some exercise. For example, 10 pushups from the floor. If you pinned at work, then 10 squats. And then wash yourself with cold water. And do not forget to wash your hands after push-ups with hot water and soap. Coronavirus prevention will be done at the same time.
After squats, you can also wash your hands. Just like that, for prevention.
Then pause for 15-20 minutes. If the urges have not passed and you are still attracted to active actions based on the information received, then contact your friends for help. Take someone, in your opinion, the most adequate, and preferably two. Show them this information and carefully ask what they think about it.
If their reaction is negative (especially with the use of obscene expressions), you should refuse to use the source of information. The “first channel” of television and the Zvezda shopping center can be ignored without waiting for a reaction.
If the above measures do not help you, if you continue to be attracted to exploits, then you should seek the help of specialists (provided that there is a medical institution of the appropriate profile within reach). Specifically - to psychotherapists. They will definitely help.
Recommendations for a massive outbreak of information idiocy:
1. First of all, pay attention to the source of information: whether he is expert, that is, is the speaker / writer a specialist in the issue under discussion.
2. Check yourself for any information received, even the most stunning.
3. If there are no comments from specialists referred to in paragraph 1, if the source of information is not an expert, politely ignore both the source and the information.
4. Do not try to argue with infected informational idiocy. The chance to achieve a positive effect without special training is vanishingly small. The chance to cause an outbreak of aggression, quarrel, assault and other destructive consequences is great. Is it worth it to conflict with a person who does not control their neural networks - the question is.
5. If your loved one living with you in the same space turned out to be infected, try to carefully isolate the infected person from information sources and turn his attention to any practical activity that requires active physical participation: arrange cleaning with washing window glasses, clean up the garage, dig up the garden.
6. As much as possible isolate the suspected of infection from the possibilities of implementing obsessions and plans, such as the organization of meetings, processions, speeches, purchases in the hypermarket.
The main thing is not to panic. AI is contagious, and the virus, in contrast to the corona fellow, only affects the brain. However, recovery is not just possible, it is possible to develop immunity for a further period.
Information idiocy is much more dangerous than coronavirus. It is a fact. But with the proper organization of the process, even he is not afraid.