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Blog 255 Ron’s Tip of the Day A Sound Mind

Welcome to Ron’s Tip of the Day. Throughout the week I will share a tip with you. This is an experiment in microblogging. Let me know how I’m doing. Today I am looking at A Sound Mind.

What is a Sound Mind?

This is a healthy, sane mind. Not a mind given to unreasonable thinking. In the case of the coronavirus pandemic, it means not to be caught up in all the hysteria.

What Hysteria?

You have several choices there.

  1. The media which blames outright or infers Trump is at fault
    1. Claiming ‘facts’ they falsify and mislead.
    1. When quoting real facts they are buried
  2. Individuals who write uninformed, intentional or not, letters to the editor attacking Trump’s handling
    1. Entirely missing Trump’s early action in January/February (mocked by liberals)
    1. Fastest response of any administration in my lifetime
    1. Record time in getting to Phase 1
    1. Consistently tried to calm people while also cautioning them
  3. Politicians
    1. Biden and Sanders scorned President Trump for ban on China travel in Jan/Feb
    1. Now accuse him of not acting soon enough (despite evidence to contrary)
  4. Panicking
    1. While fastest spread of virus in recent times, not the deadliest
    1. The Flu is far more dangerous
    1. Commonsense should prevail (wash hands, avoid crowds, keep informed, etc.)

Be Responsible

Each one of us should take proactive responsibility for our health. That may mean not going to an activity even though you don’t feel sick. In our case, my wife recently finished chemo treatment and I have an underlying heart condition. Probably wise to stay away from large crowds.

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R Frederick Riddle is the Editor of TR Writing Services providing help to struggling and/or new authors to write and publish their books. In addition, he is best known for Christian Historical and Speculative Fiction. He is also co-founder and Vice President of T&R Independent Books where his books are featured. To reply to any blog you have the option of commenting on a blog and/or sending an email to marketing@tr-indbkstore.com. You may also be interested in his Facebook page at RFrederickRiddlesWorld.

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Ron’s Tip of the Day Coronavirus

Welcome to Ron’s Tip of the Day. Throughout the week I will share a tip with you. This is an experiment in microblogging. Let me know how I’m doing. Today I am looking at Coronavirus.

Should we panic over Coronavirus?

According to experts, no. People in the media pushed the panic mode, but here in the United States we have relatively few cases when compared to other countries. The travel bans regarding China (Feb. 3, 2020) have slowed the spread into the United States. In fact there is evidence that the 2017 travel bans on China also slowed it down.

WHO has called it a pandemic. But it appears that the primary reason is the speed at which it spread. According to WHO only 3.4% of people with Coronavirus have died. That is extremely low compared to other diseases.

Is There a Cure?

Not yet. However, China and Italy have lockdowned and this is having an impact. Also, South Korea has taken a stance (economic, free stuff). Whether any of this is doable in America is yet to be seen.

Will there be a Cure?

Probably. And with the government’s ability to speed things up it could happen a lot sooner than suggested. Why? Because they can lift testing requirements or speed up trials. I’m certainly not an expert, but when government and industry work together, as they seem to be doing, things can happen fast.

What Should I Do?

Practice common sense. The government has already published guidelines for business, schools, home, and elderly care. These measures will help. And remember China, South Korea, and Italy are not as proactive as Americans regarding health. Neither is Europe.

For information on TR Writing Services (“we edit, proof, and publish the book within you”)  contact us at marketing@tr-indbkstore.com. Our Free booklet tells you about our services. And we are upfront on our prices (all are low).

VISIT MY AUTHOR’S PAGE TODAY: amazon.com/author/rfrederickriddle.

ARE YOU A BOOK REVIEWER? I am always looking for book reviews for R. Frederick Riddle and Tess Riddle books. I value your reviews.

If you would like to review our books contact me at marketing@tr-indbkstore.com with the subject line indicating that desire. An example of an appropriate subject line would be: ‘Seek to review [book Title].’ In the email make sure to indicate your email address, your name, and the choice of copy (PDF or Epub).

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R Frederick Riddle is the Editor of TR Writing Services providing help to struggling and/or new authors to write and publish their books. In addition, he is best known for Christian Historical and Speculative Fiction. He is also co-founder and Vice President of T&R Independent Books where his books are featured. To reply to any blog you have the option of commenting on a blog and/or sending an email to marketing@tr-indbkstore.com. You may also be interested in his Facebook page at RFrederickRiddlesWorld.