a Coronavirus / Covid-19 PSA
There was a time, not long ago, when killing a person with your thumb was a rare skill, and something that was easy to avoid doing. But now, the great challenge of our time is to avoid accidentally killing each other with our bare hands.
During more than 40 years as a martial artist, I have had the occasional privilege of teaching (and learning from) selected special forces personnel from 5 different countries. One thing that I learned is that, while soldiers are trained to kill (among other things), the most valuable attribute of any military is the ability to avoid violence. As soon as the killing starts, it is a failure of strategy, tactics, and/or policy.
We are at such a place now. The enemy is microscopic. The cost of the battle will be high. There is no way to avoid that. The important thing is to realize what actions and sacrifices we need to make, and to do it as soon as possible.
I know that my math is not quite correct. But the idea is, according to the experts I have read.