Virus # 26: Epilogue


My name is Dr Evan Terpene and I hope you have enjoyed my voyage through the COVIDs and Virus # 26. Why did he write this you say? I am not quite sure other than giving you my view of history which may be quite different than what you will be watching from mainstream documentaries especially any produced by a news network just about all of which gave a stilted analysis in their coverage worshipping social distancing, mask wearing and the inevitability of a vaccine sucking up in many cases what was spoon-fed to them by governmental propaganda machines bolstered by compliant medicos.

There was so much propaganda circulating about preventative measures and their effectiveness I think through research the TRUTH may take some 30 years to be known.

And when and if the litigation against any responsible authority with two pesos to rub in their pocket is settled perhaps we will determine who is to blame for the carnage for the COVIDs but as for Virus # 26 it was the Turks and Iranians who harped back to prior glorious days of the Ottoman and Persian Empire in a desperate attempt to hold onto power in their economically and COVID ravaged economies. Religion and politics make miserable and deadly bedfellows.

When it is a question or your life and death have we learnt anything? I suppose it is who can you trust? I am sorry I can’t answer that question but there are liars and opportunists lying in the reeds who don’t give a damn about whether you live or die, It could be the snakes are or were politicians and Big Pharma or it could be television networks more than happy you die as mounting fatalities make great stories.

My advice to you is to take care of yourself. Eat well. Sleep well. Exercise your body and mind and do not fall into the prescription medicine rabbit hole.

As for me in 2032 I am in my late 70’s and I have been going like a madman for all my life. I have sold my medical practice in Sunridge. Alexis has married and I’ll be a grandfather soon. I am so very tired and a decade later I have finally found the time to mourn the death of my wife and son and it hurts horribly. I have been crying most days and look forward to being a grandfather and eating Alexis’ wonderful cooking and reading. Yes I can fish as much as I want to on nearby Lake Bernard. And yes Spike’s cellar needs some working on. I love those Glocks Spike left behind. I have become quite a good rabbit hunter with them! And the locals have taught me how to skin and gut them. Rabbit stew and trout on the grill have become simple delights for me.

So thank you for sharing my journey which by the way has been cemented by a publishing and movie deal.

Please be careful and enjoy each day the best you can. We have all realized how precious life is and wonder when the next pandemic will hit.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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