I will boldly share this controversial opinion...
I am getting close to the point of wanting to deal with the consequences and risks of getting this virus... instead of living in what our society has becoming. This is so much more complicated than a few weeks/months of inconvenience of being quarantined (which I have respected).
Still wanting Bedford Falls instead of Pottersville.
Well, consider being in physical proximity to others can possibly harm others. It wont be forever. Some are carriers vs symptomatic. You might have had it already, untill there are antibody tests, not all will know.
But what I meant is... it's not just about
the short term negative effects of the quarantine. My concern is beyond the short-term inconvenience. No PT/OT for those who just had surgery, humane societies closing doors (impact on animals is rarely discussed), increased in domestic violence, increase in suicide, people losing their jobs (unemployment checks are not enough or long enough), crops being destroyed while shelves in grocery stores are bare, education failing so many of our children, and so much, much more.
I have friends who are denied (important) medical treatment since it's not "life or death", and this greatly affects quality of life. But hey, liquor stores remain
open as an essential business. And gun/ammo stores remain
open at some
locations. But we can't get medical treatment. *shakes my head*
Certainly is inconvenient for everyone. The sad part- If Westerners started this earlier, we might not be in this current position.
Yes, as soon as this became a thing, I was like... this is going to spread everywhere. US acted far too late.
A politician recently said that he "just learned" that this is contagious before symptoms. Major face palm. This is common knowledge for how viruses work, which is why it can be so hard to contain. People commonly (innocently) infect others without ever having any idea they were contagious at the time. There is a definite lack of education on this in our society.
Post Edited (1000Daisies) : 4/9/2020 11:24:13 AM (GMT-6)