Tue. Sep 28th, 2021

I wake up in the morning expecting the same type of days between 2016 to the end of 2020 but this days seem to be over. Every morning I wake up to what seems to be some form of half truths or omitted information that if I would not have done the research would’ve made me exit certain stocks.

For example, I have done the research of the new Delta variant that seems to be sweeping Asia and the UK and my friends call me up saying, there’s a new variant and its….

I tell them to calm down, I was reading up on Novavax and its over 90% effective to the virus and its variants and from what I understand the current vaccines are also efficient…everyone just needs to be vaccinated and everything will be ok.

I will leave you with two articles that created fear amongst my investor friends, in the 24 paragraph article, only at paragraphs 20 (a five and a half liner) do they mention variant protection through vaccines; this is article that I am talking about the article that creates a sort of concern of the Delta variant and then we get another article that doesn’t really get you super hyped about the vaccines against the Alpha and Delta variants but still gets you happy the vaccines exist, a sort of “phew’ moment and then you get the one everyone wants to see; the article with the Halo around the head moment like this one!

Naturally I agree with Guardian and all Media that Great Headlines is an excellent Marketing strategy, this makes for good press and at the same time I am not pointing fingers at the Guardian, I enjoy the guardian as much as any paper and in their articles mentioned above they covered everything; they covered the virus and the vaccines as accurate as scientific public layman’s terms exist, they told the truth; one must read the article and not the headline only, each person is responsible to actually read the article and do their own research or Due Diligence; as they say, “never judge a book by its cover”.

Those two articles from the Guardian are simple examples taken, when many others could’ve been taken from different papers but those were the articles my friends told me that they read and this is why I posted it here, to tell the story of what I hear and see and what is being relayed to me by other investors and non investors; look, it makes for good press, they do cover what needs to be covered.

In the end, we have a vaccine that works and protects against hospitalization and death and if it wasn’t for science, syphilis and gonorrhoea would still be killing us at rapid rates, HIV/AIDS would be taking over as it did in the 90’s around the time the movie Philadelphia featuring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.

In the end, we have cutting edge science at our disposal and yes, it is allowing us to create vaccines but science may be the reason why the virus exists since not one scenario has been deemed 100% fact, c’mon, the origin of the Coronavirus comes from Wuhan, where we have a lab in Wuhan working on Coronavirus’s.

I do believe that humanity may one day face a “12 Monkeys” scenario featuring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt because anything is possible whether humans had create it and it becomes a biological weapon or it escapes from a lab or maybe mother nature just said “ok that’s enough”!

We have scientists working on virus’s everywhere including none other, the city of Wuhan where the current virus came from but until that day comes, you know, the one of “12 monkeys”, I am keeping my money in Cruise Lines and Aviation.

By Aidan Lock

Commentary writer for Betweenplays Stockmarket&Sports Blog.