"United We Stand; Divided We Fall." --our nation's motto and today's TRUTH
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Some people get what they ask for -- like my idiot doctor brother who met up in Colorado with an idiot doctor friend. This was immediately after said friend attended an idiot medical conference with a whole lot of other idiot doctors in SEATTLE 2 weeks after the news hit the USA that the virus was raging thru Seattle and 2 months after all the news about how COVID raged thru China. So it was IDIOT ARROGANT DOCTORS who (IMO) helped spread COVID throughout the USA!!!! I have NO sympathy for my brother who got sick in Colorado and then drove home spreading his germs 1000 miles along the way. (He's recovering now.) He HAD to have known he was taking a chance. Ditto for people now who engage in risky behavior.
It does make me SAD that there are so many Americans who consider this to be a political and/or religious issue and are willing to risk their lives (and thereby also everyone's) rather than behave to stamp out the virus.
Now, I KNOW that perfect behavior all by yourself does not gain you an impervious shield/free pass against the virus. Since the government has chosen not to provide adequate testing, It takes EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US being perfect for a month or 2 for us all to be able to return to the world we once lived in. And that's just not going to happen given the divisions in our country!
"United We Stand; Divided We Fall." --our nation's motto.
With this virus, we are LITERALLY falling! There is NO "herd immunity." Our federal government has chosen not to act to contain the virus. We don't have a vaccine; IF we're lucky we might get one in a year. Or 2..... IF.
Meanwhile, a lot more of us will die. I believe that it is gonna take years for the virus to mutate enough for it to lose its level of threat. It is up to US to protect ourselves. How? H-O-W -???
We have 500 years of history around the world that proves at least one method WORKS. It is called "isolation" or "social distancing" or even "quarantine." Without tools, without tech, anybody can do it. The problem is: EVERYBODY has to do it. Or, we can keep dying.
BUT! We can make it easier on ourselves. We need to DEMAND quarantine for ALL until there are enough COVID tests for ALL. And ONLY then those who have tested free of COVID may be free from quarantine. Wouldn't YOU like to know that the person standing next to you in line, or your co-worker, or that kid out walking the dog past you, or the postman delivering your mail, or the person taking care of your toddlers or parents while you work, ISN'T going to make you sick?
Can't we all unite against our common fear and act for the common good?