We’ve seen it. We’ve lived it. Had lots of anxiety because of it. After more than a year with the COVID-19 Pandemic confusion, lying, downplaying, defiance and fighting over the highly Politicized Mask Rules, we know better that Honesty is NOT the best policy when it comes to whether vaccinated people should toss the mask when in public places, particularly indoors.
People positive with COVID-19 have knowingly mingled with both the vaccinated and non-vaccinated. Bizarre few even threw parties and placed bets as to who gets infected first. Many however, didn’t have a choice because of threat of hunger and homelessness. Others never cared because they believe it’s a hoax. It has been happening and will happen even more as this is the new normal. These we hardly read in the news because it’s too truthful. Conspiracy theories, scandal lies and negativity brings more viewers and money. Capitalism profited the most during this Pandemic. Suffering and sickness became profitable.
Many financially hard up victims, even those in the middle income bracket don’t get a Government stimulus check for staying home every time they get sick with COVID-19. Imagine if they have chronic lingering symptoms and complications. On their own, how are they suppose to survive? So, if both parents has COVID-19, one has to go back to work to feed their family. They do what is needed to cope even if they don’t like it. Work or starve. Work or be homeless. That’s it!
With the CDC new Mask update, it’s anything goes now mindset. People who does not want to wear the mask will not wear it and those who feel unsafe will. Either way, many will get sick several weeks from now because fact is, many are still not vaccinated and people fully vaccinated may still get COVID-19 though with milder symptoms or none at all. Then there’s the vulnerable population who will remain vulnerable to some degree despite of vaccination.
My son is still not vaccinated and my top priority is to get him vaccinated but children below 12 won’t be. As the all year long COVID-19 continues to mutate, it is just a matter of when that a new mutation will cause serious sickness and complications to our children. When that happens, we will look back to what we have done and who is accountable. Of course, more fighting and blaming like the usual but we can’t really escape our own conscience when someone we know gets sick or worse, develop complications and die because of what we decided to do.
It is a free country, sure. Freedom is important, I understand that truly being big on freedom myself but our choices have consequences. The things we say and do affects us and others. We are responsible and accountable for our words and actions. Leaders and Health Experts even more because we rely on them for answers and guidance but many of them will say what we want to hear. Many are Politicians first, Public servant last. Familiar? Check today’s news, it’s nauseatingly all there.
Personally, I will do what feels safe for me and my Family. I will do what ensures safety for my patients, co-workers and community.
I choose to follow a rule that is not just about me but of everyone around me.
As for Honesty, we’ll that only works if Honesty is universally real and applies to all.
Hey, it’s a free country. We can speak freely our opinions, beliefs and rights, unless that too is a lie and only applies to certain people. Just saying from experience.
Genuine Honesty happens when people become genuine to themselves first. It doesn’t happen when Bull Shit comes first. Just stating what is already out there.
Globally, the Pandemic continues to kill and create havoc and devastation. Globally, people started traveling. That’s great, but we need to remember what made this highly contagious, lethal virus spread so fast in our Country and around the World. Traveling made COVID-19 reach every corner of the Planet.
The Fools, the Proud and the Fun-seekers are bound to repeat history. The rest of us are just consequential Collateral Damage.
Congratulations to all and great job for doing what we can. We are part of the final emergency phase of the COVID-19 vaccination (vaccinated, non-vaccinated, placebo). We’ll find soon enough if the number of vaccinated plus the post infected equals Herd Immunity.
Till then, wishing everyone good luck. Stay safe for you and those you love always. It’s a different World out there. People have changed. I’ve changed. COVID-19 has changed. Things will never be the same. We can only learn and live smarter. Now, that is being honest and realistic.
Peace when we respect each other opinions despite of conflicting differences. No need to throw hate or anger, too unhealthy and draining.
Be invisible, wear the Mask. Be powerful, wear the mask. Stay safe and healthy, wear the mask.