What are the what ifs scenarios of what could have been avoided if everyone had a N95 mask availability.

The Chicago Tribune articles today reported worries and results of what will occur in the restaurant industry, schools, parents’ deli mina to having to quit jobs in order to stay home with young children and the sad economic effects that have resulted for the Coved pandemic.

The Purpose of This Post

To relate an ancient wisdom proverb and an idiom why it is necessary to analyze the pros and cons of the game analyzing the what ifs of what could have been other than to foster the folly of worry and anxiety in our lives…

King Solomon

Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. (Ecclesiastes 7:10)

Excerpt

This is a common opinion, that in all ages prevails among men, that former times were better than present one

or thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this: this is owing to ignorance of former times;

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. (Proverb 6:6-8)

What’s My Point?

There is a difference in the wisdom of looking back in time for the above explained reasons vs. the near future election need to look back and analyze the folly of not emulating ants.

For example.

There are no sluggard ants who do not work in the summer so as to be prepared in the winters of their lives.

Ants that work do so to prepare.

Those who now worry about the what ifs of the pandemic did not occur are most likely those who were not prepared or in our contemporary times put their trust in government to take care of them.

Problem is the USA and world were not prepared and the sad fact is the what if thought that if the N95 masks were available, that there would be only a 5 percent risk of people who  would contract Covid and pass on the highly communicable virus to others.

If the virus had only a 5 percent chance of being spread, the statistics incurred would have be significantly lower than what occurred.

In other words, the ancient wisdom and advice written 3000 years ago has been ignored. The result is what is now occurring in the USA and around the world both physically and economically as explained in the Chicaog Tribune articles.

In My Opinion,

I wrote two previous posts explaining why the advice of past leaders was ignored and how the pandemic could have been avoided.

Hopefully, we will survive the consequences explained in an old idiom.

For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”

If Interested

Read the Source Links below

You Decide

If after reading the source links below, should you consider the “what if” of Joe Biden who was party in the past administration folly of relying on having source 8000 miles away to supply 90 percent of PPE equipment to the USA including the N94 mask? Or the policies of President Trump to balance trade>

Is the reason Joe Biden supporters want him elected perhaps because they want to return to the reasons explained in the above Ecclesiastes 7:10 verse and commentary in the Source Link below?

Regards and goodwill blogging

Source Links

Previous Posts

https://rudymartinka.com/2020/04/22/nail-mask-folly-king-solomon-blog/

https://rudymartinka.com/2020/08/06/machinery-lack-folly-king-solomon-blog/

Bible hub – John Gil Excerpt Commentary of Ecclesiastes 7:10

https://biblehub.com/commentaries/gill/ecclesiastes/7.htm

Psychology Today What Ifhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/darwins-subterranean-world/201809/the-psychology-what-if