Iria Vasquez-Paez

Iria Vasquez-Paez

I have a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State. Can people please donate? I'm very low-income. I need to start an escape the Ferengi plan.

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  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 months ago
    What Good Has Come Out of Coronavirus?

    What Good Has Come Out of Coronavirus?

    Coronavirus has less pollution happening on this planet, since people are in stay home mode. The Bay Area traffic, which gets very bad, has thinned out. I'm happy I get to stay home rather than drag myself to therapy. I was doing really well getting out of the house daily when the virus hit with the stay at home order. Staying at home is a more humane way of dealing with it when the United States is coming undone, lacking the resources to do something worse to the population. I leave it up to you to decide what that is about. Businesses now let people work from home when they said that was not an option. They cannot fire people for being ill if they send them to work from home. I feel for essential workers though since they are exposing themselves to the virus. I want to interview people after the fact, over Skype if need be. I haven't used my Skype in months if not a year or two by now. Coronavirus did come from a lab at the very least, I believe it did anyway. What scares me is that they pretty much know this but aren't telling people this was the case. They are trying to see why this happened so that it can be prevented. Sure, but people need to work together on a vaccine. Countries with better health care systems ought to be working with the United States. But no, we are drifting further into xenophobia because of the travel bans. And now there are threats of not bailing out the postal service, when in fact billionaires could step up and fund them with their money. Who is willing to step up and do this? Not everybody wants to do that. Keeping the postal service functional is necessary because shutting it down is unconstitutional and cannot be done. Some people, if they have gotten sick from the virus, can now see that our country is being led by someone-with ill-will towards the people. His supporters are dwindling in number. That is an outlandish, and crazy suggestion coming from someone who is going to eventually have a full-blown crying fit nervous breakdown. Of that, we could only hope, if he's the unstable hot mess that some have thought he is. His followers lack objectivity because they think he's fine. But have faith normal people, they are becoming less in number. Much good can come from this virus though, like a better, closer to free, health care system. There are still insurance plans available. The stimulus check is coming tomorrow, I suppose, and I'm pretty much okay now since I got sent some extra income, seeing as extended family doesn't send me money at all. How does the Chilean currency exchange these days anyway? For the good of the planet, we all need to work together. And also, how does the Euro exchange? I do not know this. But anyway, the stimulus check is something I can save money with. Having class online is not so bad, staying home isn't so bad either. Not going to the office is also not so bad. Keeping yourself at home isn't that bad either, because there is no grocery shortage. You can order delivery but I'm holding off until my birthday. Keeping myself well right now is a full-time job. I'm trying to avoid the virus, and despite having anti-vaxxer friends, I have to say that I'm getting the vaccine. On my Facebook page, there is a general rule of do not criticize my health care choices. That makes you the same category as my family. By working together on this planet, we could work to improve our global health care system, in which the virus has exposed many flaws. We need to help each other fix things, we cannot stay lone wolves with that fact. It is self-destructive as a species not to ask for help. Fixing our broken health care system should be our top priority if only because so many people rely on it. The fact is that healthcare on this planet sucks. It needs work, it needs to be put back together or built into something that can be managed better. Health is everybody's human right except in the United States. So let's make our priority to fix it.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 months ago
    The coronavirus Crisis: Is it Slowing Down?

    The coronavirus Crisis: Is it Slowing Down?

    In my home state of California, coronavirus seems to be slowing down a bit. Although I just had a video call with my endocrinologist, and I'm reassured that I'm doing just fine with my own health problems, especially another autoimmune disorder that causes low blood platelets. Now that new fact has me saying, I'm not leaving the house until coronavirus cases are lower. In the United States, today I have read that coronavirus cases are topping 500,000. Deaths are at 18, 637 people. The pandemic has 1.69 million cases with more than 102,000 actually reported deaths.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 months ago
    How Would I Handle the Entire COVID-19 Crisis?

    How Would I Handle the Entire COVID-19 Crisis?

    I would give the post office enough money to stay open, despite rumors of shutting it down in June, which would never happen anyway because that is unconstitutional. The United States cannot survive without the postal service, period. I would also be donating thousands of ventilators to anybody who asked, not leave states in the lurch. I'm seeing this crisis as an opportunity to test myself, to see if I can handle stress better than I ever have, despite the fact that, in the present, I have trouble handling stress. I'm going to need to pay for a real therapist so I can learn better stress management skills eventually.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 months ago
    To Greedy Billionaires Who "Warned" Us About the Current Plague

    To Greedy Billionaires Who "Warned" Us About the Current Plague

    Billionaires have a constant, and steady source of income because they started businesses, while actually being the owners of their net worth. I want to become one of them because I'm eager to prove my family wrong, both the liars as well as the believers of those lies. But anyway, this isn't about them since I do not have THEM on the OCD brain right now. What I have on my mind is how billionaires like Bill Gates have proposed that the world is not ready to deal with a pandemic. The link below is all about Bill Gates saying we aren't prepared for a larger epidemic. The video is dated March 19th, 2020.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 months ago
    Mercury Retrograde

    Mercury Retrograde

    Mercury Retrograde is a concept that somewhat impacts me but then again I've had to deal with one too many skeptical astronomy teachers when I was in my 20s. Yes, intuition gets high at this time, and the last Mercury Retrograde period was February 17th to March 10th of this year. Some people swear by not signing contracts at all. In basic astrology, Mercury rules over communication, travel, contracts, and cars.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 months ago
    Gemstone Healing

    Gemstone Healing

    Back in my present life's past, I was into studying gemstones, and crystals, and what they could do for various health problems. Recently, before the pandemic hit full force, I have gone back to studying gemstones that I'd like to do studies on when I go back to school to see if using them is effective. Being forewarned is forearmed, gemstones do not substitute medication, I'm only writing about my personal experience, don’t bother taking this piece as concrete advice. I only know my observations, and this article is going to cover the effects of carnelian, rose quartz, angelite, amethyst, sodalite, selenite, turquoise, black tourmaline, quartz, and aventurine.