The CDC says not to travel yet people are called by habit, loneliness, whatever... to hop on a plane, train, car to go visit people for thanksgiving in defiance of all logical advice from experts at a time when the pandemic is at an all time high.
There is no way I would ever fall for this temptation. As much as I love my family and friends, I would never jeopardize my health or anyone else’s for the selfish desire to have yet another stomach stuffing holiday dinner. It’s just not worth it. Thousands of people will fall ill and either die or recover as a result of thanksgiving visits, a fact provided to us for weeks now. Who are these people who don’t care about the results of their actions?
I am willing to do what is necessary to put all this virus stuff behind us, and if I am then why not all these other people? What divides our country into such starkly different groups of people? I just don’t understand all this.
Why is it that countries that clamp down on their population have snuffed out the virus quickly, and looser societies that allow “personal choice” to rule are burying people at a frantic pace? What’s more important, personal choice or continued life? It’s all striking insanity to even be having this “conversation.”
It’s about time we all act like adults and listen NOT TO THE POLITICIANS, but to the disease experts, and do exactly as we are told, or this suffering will never end.
During America’s involvement in World War 2, we came together as one, as a nation, to defeat common enemies. It was hard, and it took a long time.
Sacrifices were made, and for many untold individuals the ultimate sacrifice was made. Because of those sacrifices, right overcame wrong and our enemies were defeated... WHY THE HELL can’t we do that now?
Maybe it’s because our federal government, led by trump, failed miserably in its recognition that this pandemic was/is more important than one politician’s political aspirations.
Trump’s failure to declare something akin to our country’s WW2’s war powers clamp down in February was interpreted by the selfish now-traveling-public as a disregard of the threat of this virus, and as such, these followers act in such a way that they are actually fighting on the side of the virus, aiding and abetting covid-19. These people are the vectors for the spread of misery in our country, and seem not to care what the results of their actions will be.
If Roosevelt had not acted in a firm manner from 1940-1945, the world would all be speaking German and Japanese now. Individual rights at the time were constricted, goods were rationed, gas was distributed by the half-gallon. Were there anti-Roosevelt protests in the street? Was there fake news? Did we fight each other instead of the axis powers? NO. We fought shoulder to shoulder, endured the pain, and ended it. We could do that now too, but not with this president as our “leader.”
I place the current American virus experience’s status squarely upon trump’s lap. For his non-wartime footing with this virus, tRump will forever be recognized in the history books as the worst leader ever, responsible for more American deaths than anyone else in American history.
To wear a mask or not wear a mask is an infectious disease issue, not a constitutional rights issue. States where governors refused to implement mask wearing mandates are now seeing explosions of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths as a direct result of their refusals to adhere to the expert’s warnings. Who made them God? Blind allegiance to trump’s dictates is the primary cause of this division between Americans. Had trump fought the virus effectively from the beginning, we would not be in the mess we find ourselves in today.
Governor Cuomo says just watch- ten days from now, deaths and illnesses will skyrocket. Who will be to blame? Not Fauci or the scientists, that’s for sure.
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Connecticut is the third most deadly covid state when the numbers are adjusted for population. I thought we were doing well, but that sobering statistic blew my mind today when I read it.
My trick is to pretend that EVERYBODY I come close to each and every day has coronavirus. Hopefully this caution will protect me.