There is so much that is worse than 'fishy' about what is being done to our societies .... and the average citizen does not have time to do the research, and SHOULDN"T HAVE TO, if TPTB are trustworthy. It is certainly more comfortable to just 'go along', but things are getting waaaaay to crazy to continue floating, IMO.
Nancy, I wish there was some way to reassure you....
Things might appear more 'fishy' now because we see any and all sorts of thoughts and opinions on social media and on the news. There is always something out there that seems to support whatever direction we lean.
My feeling is that much of the 'fishiness' has always been there...we are just more aware and have nonstop information available now whether it's true or false, good or bad, it's out there.
I think it's important to take breaks from the news cycle...maybe regulate it to a few minutes a day from a trusted source or even a day or a week long news fast
as Trace says, there is just no way this could be a world wide coordinated elaborate exaggeration of illness and death....what purpose would that serve? ...to what end?
I appreciate those who take the pandemic seriously and try to control the spread. I don't live in fear, just carefully...wearing a mask seems like such a easy thing to do and because I'm retired, fortunately I can easily avoid crowds, etc.
I hope by the time covid19 is over, fades on it's own, is wished away by all those 'thoughts and prayers', controlled by vaccines, or whatever.... we will have learned something positive about our own nature when it comes to world views and taking care of each other.