My question is this:
If there is an epidemic, why do I not personally know ONE person ill with covid?
Where did all the covid disappear to all of the sudden?
I know people with colds. My sons know fellow yeshivah students down with flu-like systems that are NOT covid.
But I do not know ONE person sick with covid. I haven't heard of ONE case in my entire area.
I asked my husband & grown children (who have a wider network & frequent other cities), and they do not know ONE case of covid either.
Please note that I'm NOT saying there is no covid!
I do NOT deny there are people sick with covid.
I just do not personally know of even ONE.
Sure, my personal experience is not the deciding factor in life. But if it's an epidemic, why do I see NO covid at all?
If there's an epidemic, you'd think I'd hear of at least one case. After all, doesn't "epidemic" mean: "a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease"?
I'm missing the "widespread" part of it.
Meaning, not just people I know, but even strangers. I haven't HEARD of ONE case.
The reports of steep rises in infections & "epidemic" do not line up with the reality.
I mean, if it's mamash an epidemic ("widespread"), wouldn't you expect to hear of at least ONE case somewhere in your general vicinity?
Or anywhere among someone you know?
And maybe you do personally know of cases. But do you know of a lot of them? Are you in Eretz Yisrael experiencing an epidemic?
I'm only asking because we certainly are not.
Personally, I'm not hearing or seeing any signs of covid.
I just think it's weird that amid reports of a covid "epidemic" and "a sharp rise in rates of infection," it paradoxically looks like covid has completely disappeared.
What's going on with that?
Why such a stark discrepancy between the reports and the reality?