'I was having a conversation with a friend the other day. This friend was giving me advice on avoiding covid and the fall flu and any number of afflictions. It reminded me a lot of advice given to me by a teacher long ago.
The friend's solution to my ills, or future ills, was along the line of a herbal remedy though it involved a few supplements and essential oils. Essentially this routine/activity would assist in fighting off disease, but also help me get over it as well. Bottom line was that IT WORKED. I wasn't aware of this remedy and was pretty sure that people were doing stuff like this BEFORE covid (and regardless for what needed to be cured). Naturally I wondered if the CDC or FDA had heard of something this potent before, but I was more inclined to think of my mentor. She referred to the phenomena as the "blue dot test". I am pretty sure there are variations of this example everywhere, but I'll run with the one I remember most fondly.
So the way it goes is essentially you put a blue dot with a magic marker on your wrist as a wellness action for past, future or current maladies. If you were presently ill (or whatever) and got better, well, the blue dot healed you. If no illness (or whatever) was troubling you and you remained healthy, the blue dot kept you from getting sick. If you were not sick, but got sick AFTER the blue dot was put on, you didn't put it on soon enough (but it would now help you get better). And so on . . .
So rather than bothering with trying to navigate all of the mental gyrations needed to untangle the logic kerfuffle I would soon be bogged down in, I gave up in my head just asked if the government or health industry knew about it. My friends response was something along the lines of "they are trying to keep it from the public" for any number of reasons. At that point I simply expressed gratitude for the advice, made sure I had the ritual/practice down in case I was asked again, and changed the subject.
So I guess its fair to ask people to just wonder if the solutions are just blue dots on a wrist or something more meaningful.