“I think you’re going about this whole virus thing in the wrong way,” said the cat.
“Do tell,” she said.
“There are a lot of you, right?”
“I mean, your kind covers the entire globe.”
“I think we’ve established the fact that there are a lot of us, don’t you agree?” she said.
“But you’re only fighting one particular virus at the moment, right?”
“Then why don’t you go after something that will kill the virus instead of finding something that has to be given to ALL the humans?”
“What do you mean?”
“If your home is invaded by ants, you don’t give a shot to each individual ant, you spray an area and the ants carry whatever it is to the other ants and then the ants go away. You can’t do things on an individual basis, you have to get rid of the thing you want to get rid of all at once. You guys spray for mosquitoes, for all kinds of things you don’t want to let live around you, and you don’t do it one at a time. Trying to give everyone alive a shot or three, is insane and maybe even impossible. But if you found something that would kill the virus outright, you’d be finished with it once and for all.”
“That actually makes sense.”
“Why wouldn’t it? You do it all the time. You have to make the environment inhospitable to the virus. Trying to stop it through people is crazy. You think the trump supporter who thinks the virus is a hoax will get in line for a shot? Or the guy next to him who believes his god will take care of him, is ready to sign up for a cure? You’ll never inoculate the entire population and even if you could, it wouldn’t work on everyone and the side effects that might come later, from a drug that hasn’t been tested long term, could be devastating.”
“If we could find a way to attack the virus, it wouldn’t matter what anyone believed.”
“You got it,” said the cat. “There just might not be as much money in it, so maybe no one is looking at it that way.”
“I don’t see how it can be done,” she said. “You can’t just spray something into the air. That could be deadly in and of itself.”
“I didn’t say it would be easy, or that I had the answer. If it was a spray, it would have to be non-toxic and hypo-allergic, don’t forget that.”
“Sure it would,” she laughed.
“I know it sounds crazy, but so does getting everyone to take the shot, or shots.”
“That’s true. I know I won’t take it. Not until I see what happens to those who do. The shortest testing period they’ve ever had on s new drug was ten years.”
“My point exactly,” said the cat. “People won’t be lining up in the streets and they said it won’t even work on everyone,” he said.
“Even if they found something that kind of worked, they won’t be able to make enough to do the entire population at once. So the virus will be killing people for a long time to come,” she mused.
“Unless you kill the virus first. You can’t catch one ant at a time, there will always be a thousand more behind the one you put back outside.”
“I seriously don’t think it can be done,” she said, “but I definitely like your idea.
“Yeah,” said the cat. “Maybe you’re right and it can’t be done, but I don’t think what you’re doing can be done either. At least not for a very long time. They’re saying the end of 2021, but that’s just so you don’t all jump off tall buildings. I think it will be way longer than that. Maybe if they just started thinking in different ways, they’d come up with different solutions.”
“Maybe. Still. I don’t think you can spray for a virus.”
“It was just an idea.”
“I know and it’s a good one too,” she said.
“Look at all the species you’re making extinct by getting rid of their environments.”
“Please don’t say things like that.”
“It’s all about the environment, not about individuals. I’m telling you, that’s the key to this whole thing.”
“But WE are the environment for the virus. Therefore, we would have to be gotten rid of.”
“And that’s a bad thing…why? Think of all the species you would be saving and the virus wouldn’t have any reason to live…not if humans were gone. And you know this is being done on purpose. The Big Guys behind the curtain are culling the herd, just the way they said they would. I wouldn’t be surprised it they already have a cure, but they want more people dead before they stop what’s happening.”
“I’m going to go home and bake cookies,” she said, cleaning up and repacking her tote bag. She kissed him, gave him pets and said she’d see him later.
Jinx came over and asked why she was leaving so fast.
“I think it was something I said,” said the cat.
“Don’t doubt that for a second,” said Jinx. “Oh, good, she left me my favorite food.”
“There are new treats there as well.”
“Nice,” he said, happily, as he dug in.