Don’t click this on this link. Just don’t.

I spent some time this evening reading media accounts of the outbreak, and now I wish I hadn’t.

Seriously. The temptation is to read what everyone is saying about the virus, but just remember that everyone is trying to get hits.

Yes, we’re experiencing a pandemic like the world has never seen. But still, there are plenty of people out there who just want to cash in on the panic, and they’re publishing all kinds of nonsense so that they can continue to get hits. Because even during a pandemic, hits equals cash.

Keep that in mind. Everyone wants to be be read. So they will publish all manner of nonsense to get you to click and read. The result? They get the credit, and you get more and more paranoia.

This is cash-in time for the hucksters. And just like folks used to swarm to the snake oil salesmen in years past, folks today will lap up the nonsense that hucksters are spewing today.

Be on your guard.

Avoid clicking the tempting links.

I know. You’re sitting at home with nothing but time, and clicking the links will satisfy some dopamine need, but still… avoid it. Don’t click. Don’t read.

Spend time with your family. Go outside (if you’re able) and breathe the fresh air. Listen to a Mozart Aria. Watch Firefly. Focus on what is right in front of you, not what is virtually in front of you.

Every click is cash for someone. They don’t care about you, they just want to profit during uncertainty.

Trust me on this.

Oh, and happy Easter. He is most certainly risen.


2 thoughts on “Don’t click this on this link. Just don’t.

  1. 1) You’re basically right. 2) Spanish Flu was much worse, statistically speaking. 3)Mozart makes me nervous for some reason. 4) Watching Firefly is a good call. 5) Happy Easter to you!

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