A day or two ago, President Donald Trump said he’s not sure that face masks should be mandated, but he would wear one in a “tight” crowd.
“I’m all for masks,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network. “I think masks are good.”
Too often, media, primarily the New York Times, reports on COVID-19 as a red state vs. blue state issue.
But it’s maybe not.
Florida and Arizona have been depicted quite negatively, even though their deaths per 100,000 are very nearly 100 times lower than the greatest rates in the Northeast blue states of NJ, NY, CT, RI, and MA. Their “peaks” and “new highs” are predominantly among younger people, who usually do not suffer exactly the same fate because the elderly.
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WE DO HAVE TO PROTECT OURSELVES
Americans have to protect themselves from the virus and, also, regrettably, against the pandemic media coverage, which is all too often skewed to market.
Our country is established differently than “the vast majority of countries.” Matters of health are and may be reserved for the states. Without limitation, New York City is vastly different than say Rapid City, South Dakota. Without a crystal ball, our government has “coordinat[ed] the fight COVID-19” by distributing resources, such as ventilators, as needed.
HERE’S A GOOD BLUEPRINT
It’s time and energy to be tactful. Mutual respect allows for united and loving families. Fallouts come mostly from a failure to communicate. Just as nobody should impose their views of COVID-19 in your relatives, specially seniors, or make them feel apprehensive about their choices,
Nobody should set conditions upon your presence at a gathering. If you can’t be respectful to seniors, or you don’t feel safe, stay home. A pandemic is what it is today, but it’s fleeting. Much better times are ahead.
Our job, all of us, is always to take care of ourselves and to ensure it is over the bridge to that better place in time together together family with love and respect.
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Tact requires staying mum, more listening than talking—respect other people’s inherent requirement for periods of introspection uninterrupted by unsolicited advice.
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ⏤Benjamin Franklin on tact.
IT BOILS DOWN TO YOUR OWN DECISION
Each person must evaluate his / her tolerance for risk, discuss it if you should be close to each other, and just take actions that fit your evaluation of the risk. Arguing in regards to the rules isn’t productive, which story (not article) just makes more of it than most folks focus on.
I have found no large disagreement between my loved ones members and me by what we should and may not do. We have exactly the same goals. This is a simple personal evaluation, and all the hype by what to do is simply that. I’ve seen no hurt feelings or arguments. This is making up stories to fill pages.
NOW IS NOT AN OCCASION TO BE ON AN ISLAND
The vulnerable population’s concern is that some individuals don’t care enough about others to take a straightforward step to guard them, and all the the others around those that refuse to wear a mask.
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Individuals refusing to wear a mask are not showing their tolerance for risks, just their disdain for the risks they pose to the others. Except for N95 masks properly worn, the point of masks is always to protect the others, not the wearer. An estimated 80% of the infected are asymptomatic while they are spreading the virus.
Show you care about the others. Wear a mask.