I try my best not to blog about covid-19…
I know it is useless to rant about it, because we are (literally) all in the same boat. Whining is futile, and quite honestly, I think that everybody is tired to read about it.
I am too.
But it makes me really angry when I see people denying the dangers of the disease. When I hear stories on the news about people who were diagnosed with it, yet kept going to the restaurant, to bars, or attended rather large family and friends’ gatherings, infecting a large number of guests… It just pisses me off.
The same people, that are now complaining about restaurants, bars, theaters and gyms having to close down for at least four weeks.
They plead they need to be able to go out, gather with friends and mingle.
Today, with a total of 1364 new cases for the last 24 hours, we still haven’t seen the worst of the second wave. People are worried about not being able to celebrate Halloween, well, I doubt we’ll be able to see our families for Christmas…
So what can we do?
It is so simple, it makes it annoying that a minority is scrapping everyone else’s efforts:
- Stay home! It can’t possibly be easier than that. I know that it gets boring at times, but it can’t be worse than knowing that a loved one is fighting for their live, just because you couldn’t handle being bored.
- Wash your hands, keep a two meters distance from people that don’t live with you, and if you can’t, wear a mask! Oh, and after 7 months, I can’t believe that some people haven’t figured what the arrows mean, on stores’ floors.
- If you develop symptoms, get tested! And if your test comes out positive, self-isolate. You must have at least one person you care enough about to protect by not exposing them to the virus. And the cashier lady at the grocery store is that someone special for someone else. Think about it!
And as recommended by our government yesterday, download the Covid Alert application. I know that a lot of people are worried about confidentiality issues, but from what I know about it, there are more risks for your identity if you have a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account. (Having all three myself, I figured I wasn’t taking much chances)
Of course, you could state the still low percentage of people using it… But if everybody thinks that way, it’ll never be effective. I, for one, don’t leave our apartment more than once every two or three weeks. So the app won’t be of much interest for Cheri and I. We downloaded it anyway.
Because we care.