I think we're in a private conversation now, but hey, why not?
For sure I'm not advocating blindly believing everything in the media. With that said, a lot of the time, when someone (not you) couches their media skepticism within the words 'mainstream media' I get suspicious...because that's usually followed with 'I did the research' which turns out to be watching a couple of Youtube videos. But whatever the politically charged among us want to believe, the truth is that there are plenty of good media outlets and journalists out there - that vote right or left - you just have to know where to look. And I absolutely believe in reading both sides of the story.
I didn't see the 6% CDC stat you mention, however that still doesn't really matter; whether Covid is the final nail or just the only one, we still have to do what we can to protect those that can't resist it. Our population is unhealthy, co-morbidities are common. So we can play make-believe with science because it's inconvenient or we can listen to what those who dedicate their lives to the subject tell us, and take their damn advice.
And yeah, the healthcare system is fucked, in different ways, on both sides of the border. The less it's tied to profit, the better.
I wasn't aware Greta only gave us 12 years but I will say that anyone that spends time outside has to see the warning signs - surfers, skiers, riders, hikers, hunters...there's no way not to notice. Weather fluctuates but climate change is definitely killing us and our planet.
Anyway, no matter where you sit, I hope you and yours are healthy and you're getting a chance to ride. We may not see eye to eye but I appreciate you taking the time to stop by.