ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! It is time for us to take things into our own hands and be our own HERO’s.
PEOPLE, we have been home for months and months, and months. To date 130,000 people have died and many have died ALONE, with no one there to hold their hand as they leave this world and go to the next. Many who have survived may have life long complications. This week it was announced that coronavirus deaths are up 46% across the US.
We have missed weddings and funerals, women who are giving birth are only allowed to have one person with them, people are unable to have surgery or receive cancer treatment. Children and women are being beaten in their homes by abusive partners, the opioid crisis is worse than ever, unemployment is at a record high, children are STARVING! Yes, starving in the good old USA as millions of tons of food is being wasted. Kids are not getting an education, we might as well write this year off for so many children. Hundreds of thousands of stores, restaurants and companies are closing down never to reopen, not just your favorite local restaurant but stores like Brooks Brothers, Pier 1, Wisteria and more taking with them your favorite finds and jobs too.
The world is going to hell in a hand-basket and if WE, do not do something, and I do not mean blaming the government, we are never going to recover.
Life is NEVER, EVER going back to normal, whatever that was. We are long passed that point.
We live in the greatest country in the world, or what used to be, and many are standing around twiddling their thumbs. Our politicians, on both sides of the aisle have abandoned us, say what you want but that’s what it feels like.
The fact is that WE had no idea, and when I say WE, I mean the entire world, had no idea what Covid-19 was or was capable of. We did not know how it spread, how long you were capable of spreading it, we did not know how to cure or treat it. In the beginning the information shared by China was lacking, and the information disseminated by WHO was the same, every country in the world was left floundering to figure things out for themselves.
Many months later we are still in the same situation, every day we learn something new. Just a few days ago 200 doctors from 32 countries wrote an open letter to the WHO asking them to revise their recommendations because new evidence suggests that Covid-19 is airborne, meaning that the smaller particles stay in the air, and that you can be infected by them and not just by someone who is infected coughing and sneezing near you.
There are 50 states and 5 territories in the USA and they are all exercising their right to do whatever the heck they want and what they claim is best for their state. In the meantime some people are wearing masks, some people are not, some people are staying put, some are not, some are staying six feet from one another and some are not. Consequently, Texas, Florida, and Arizona are seeing case numbers rise daily, hospitals are at capacity and yet people are bitching and whining they can’t go out for a drink at their local cafe or sit in a restaurant or go to a movie without a mask. Are you kidding me?
What is the value of a human life? What is the value of your life? A day at Disney? A trip to your favorite coffee house? Is your life is worth giving up for a drink at a local bar?
Please, please, please get your heads out of the sand, stop blaming people and stop looking for answers from Washington, D.C you won’t find them. Use the brains God gave you, trust your instinct.
WEAR A MASK, WASH YOUR HAND FREQUENTLY, shelter in place as much as possible, and do YOUR PART not only to save yourself or your family but to be a SUPERHERO and help to SAVE the WORLD!