Mopartial to Challengers
Good post, Lou. I don't care if state and local governments are overdoing it or not, or if this is all some sort of political game. Local economies are being damaged so it doesn't make sense to unnecessarily prevent businesses from reopening because economies are affected at all levels of government, not just the federal. Even if our governor/mayor/councilman came out tomorrow and declared a complete return to normalcy, I plan to be one of those oddballs who will continue to mask-up and glove-on right through the end of summer. It's only been 6 months since I had walking pneumonia and my lungs will not return to full capacity for another 6 months (my doctor sent me an email last March to remind me that I'm at-risk). I also have a mom in a nursing home who will not see my smile until next year because I won't risk her health by unmasking when I finally get to visit her in person.Over on another thread I mentioned that I had to be tested prior to getting surgery on my hand. The results came back negative. Well, now I know I don't have it. What I don't know is, did I have it and I recovered? Was I asymptomatic and I recovered? At any rate now I have to worry about getting it. (again?)
There are people screaming that they have the choice to wear a mask, or not. OK, if you feel like that, I suggest you don't take up Russian Roulette.
Here in Ohio, it is suggested not mandated to a degree, when it comes to wearing masks.
As a person who wants to look out for his fellow man, I wear a mask when around others. I cross the street to avoid others coming the other way, or at least give them room to get around. I social distance.
I don't get why those people who scream that they don't have to wear a mask, make such a fuss.
If they really feel it goes against their freedom in some way then they should practice their freedom, but do it away from those who feel "their" safety is being jeopardized.
It's been shown around the country, of those who want to socialize like nothing is really going to happen to them, or those around them, and examples are sited of those who fall ill by doing so. In most cases age doesn't matter.
Even so these examples fall on deaf ears. Why, because these people aren't stuck being around the same people once they become sick. Their friends don't want them near, because they're sick. The crowd that screamed 'don't wear a mask' are afraid of them once they're sick.
You exercised your right and got sick. Now you might have infected others but you don't care, because it was a matter of rights over safety.
People who read this post will agree or disagree with what I'm saying.
I'm looking out for your welfare. You don't have to look out for mine.
At least give me a fighting chance not to be infected by you, or not to infect you.