Well, it looks like I'm going to take a brief mini-vacation tomorrow. I was considering leaving today, but I was too lazy to prepare, so it looks like I'll just leave tomorrow. I still don't know where I'm going; I'll just head West until I find an interesting place to boondock and figure out what I want to do from there. So, as usual, I may or may not be able to post to my blog depending upon my access or the lack thereof to the Internet.
Not much is going on here in Denver on the Bat flu front. The kids have to wear masks in school, which is a shame. I was in a grocery store yesterday, and all the employees were wearing masks, and maybe half the customers. But other than that, I haven't seen any difference in what's going on now and at normal times.
I still have Bat flu concerns, most of which are caused by conflicting information, ... For example, I read one official statement that said people over 65 need a booster shot. Another official statement said people over 65 don't need a booster shot in less they have illnesses that affect their immune system.
So what it's come down to for me is the whole Bat flu pandemic has been politicized to the point where I don't trust anyone. I don't trust the politicians, I don't trust the CDC or the NIH, I definitely don't trust the World Health Organization, and I'm not sure if I trust doctors or not.
Because if you think about it, our family doctors aren't scientists. They get a lot of their information from the CDC and the NIH, the very same people I don't trust. So what's an old geezer in relatively good health supposed to do?
I wore a mask and washed my hands all last year, just like I was told. And I took my two shots back when the experts said they would prevent me from getting the Bat flu, so now I wear my mask indoors in public. The only thing left I can do that I know actually works.... Stay away from as many people as possible, and fortunately, that fits my long-term boondocking lifestyle perfectly.