Keeping America Open: Public Confidence

Fear Analysis

Fear is like a virus. It can infect you and ruin your productivity and your life. Fear is contagious and can spread like wildfire. 

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Everyone feels fear. When A-Performers get infected, they face it and deal with it. If you avoid or ignore fear, or make up excuses for this disease, your infection gets worse.

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A Personal Story

Early in the outbreak of SARS-CoV-1/COVID-19, the gentleman who regularly cared for our lawn skipped a week or two of mowing.

When we called him, he said he was unable to work due to the pandemic.

Naturally, we called on another man to cut our lawn and advised the regular guy we no longer needed his services. He quickly promised to cut the grass but it was too late; another was given the work.

Understanding Fear

The fear that masquerades as laziness is warning us of possible danger. It reminds us of something we don’t want to face. Something we hadn’t thought about it much until the situation was about to become a reality.

So when it’s time, an alarm goes off in our mind. What’s the best resource we have to not face up to something that scares us and wants us to step out of our comfort zone? In a word, laziness.

Laziness can be a big trap when you’re trying to hide a big fear. Saying things like, “I really don’t feel like it”, “I have to learn to say no” or “I should be more assertive” may be you really hiding from something that scares you.

Exploring Your Mind 24 Apr 2020 | When Fear Masquerades as Laziness

Fear of the dreaded virus gives rise to agoraphobia, the fear of being in public places or open areas. A characteristic of agoraphobia is disproportionate to the actual danger that the situation in question poses. It’s also disproportionate to the sociocultural context. This symptom isn’t unique to agoraphobia. In fact, it’s part of every kind of phobia.

The Objective

Minimize, assuage public fear of being in public places during this pandemic, the annual flu season, and whatever airborne pathogenic threat that may come our way in the future.

Governor Greg Abbott’s legislative priority #5
5) Providing civil liability protections for those who operated safely during the pandemic
| Governor Abbott Delivers 2021 State Of The State Address

The Method

  • Update HVAC systems, as discussed on the home page
  • Metrics—Install the means to prove HVAC systems are performing according to design
  • Publicity
    • Post third-party certificates of compliance at each entrance
    • Publicize the improvements to indoor air quality (IAQ) management employed
    • Educate the public on how the IAQ measures work for the benefit of all occupants


Published by John White

A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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