- Oct 4, 2013
The difference is cancer, heart attacks, smoking, car accidents, etc. are not contagious diseases.
That is true, which does enhance the fear factor of it, I agree.
But it’s also very helpful to us. We DO know it’s airborne and contagious, so we can act on the information. We DO know that overall health and the robustness of our immune system has a MASSIVE effect on both catching it, and whether or not it becomes serious, so we can act on that knowledge too.
But being contagious doesn’t change the statistics or likelihood. The fact remains that you are still FAR more likely to die of cancer than COVID (and sadly that is increasing currently as detection and treatment is lessened by COVID measures). And it’s far more difficult to take conclusive action against.
That doesn’t make COVID any less bad, but it does provide perspective.