Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores
Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations when I try to understand this situation.
There is so much information available about the subject, how to determine what are the facts about it all.
At school we learnt that facts can be determined by producing physical proof; it can be observed that if I close my eyes, I can’t see what is in front of me, it is a verifiable fact of personal observation.
My dilemma with the pandemic information is the absence of the ‘verifiable proven facts’ of the matter.
All the information about this subject is not based on any physical proof that I can access and use to verify the situation, hence my dilemma. It is so easy to read and listen to discussions of assumptions from the data that is available.
Data is information that is factual when the proof has been established. All the data I have found in searching for understanding is said to be factual but I can’t prove for myself that it’s a fact. In fact, I have found no proof at all, of the facts on which authorities are basing the pandemic response. A lot of the information makes sense, and I can understand the meanings imparted.
The scale of the pandemic requires physical verifiable proof to be provided, then people won’t be subject to using their imagination to provide the proof. Information backed up by physical verifiable proof is available for some forms of pollution.
My health has been affected by pollution all my life; and must be related to any pandemic health effects. Pollution has been allowed to happen; this fact has only made it worse. The proven data can be used to confuse the implications of pollution. Personal verifiable fact or not?