I have been debating writing this post for a while now because I can already hear how it’s going to go over and I will really be surprised if it doesn’t go the way I think it will. Over the last weeks, our government has been trying to tell people to stay at least 6 feet away from other people, to wash your hands often, and to wear a face mask when staying distant from others is not an option. I am appalled at how few people have actually be following these suggestions. Now everyone is surprised by the government mandating this. Well people, get a clue! If you’re not going to listen then what do you expect them to do?
I have heard every excuse possible for why you can’t wear a mask, but what about why you can? When you wear a mask, you are doing to protect others. Even if you are not sick. Of course, I know what the medical professionals are saying, that it only protects others, but if you think about it, if the particles can’t get out, then how can they get in? That’s just my thoughts on that one, but whatever.
I am so frustrated by how selfish this country has become. No one WANTS to wear a mask even if it’s just for a short time. But how do you think they made it through the Spanish flu so many years ago? They used face masks!
It seems that everyone only looks out for number 1 and fuck everyone else. That is the problem with this country. NO ONE thinks of anyone else anymore. It’s all about what I can get from ME and to hell with my neighbor. One has to wonder if this is where the racism is steaming from as well, but again that is another story all together.
I keep hearing, “if you’re scared, you stay home”. I have to say that for the most part I have because I am at home taking care of my 86 year old father. I am trying to make sure that I don’t bring it home to him. So yes, this works to a small degree, but he still has to go to the doctors. We still have to bring groceries into the house. My father has several underlying conditions so if he gets this “flu” it will kill him. That is the last thing that I want to do. So yes, while I do try to stay home for the most part, we still have to go out!
I keep hearing that it’s “just the flu”. Well since when has the flu put you on a ventilator? This is not a “flu” that I am willing to take a chance with when my father’s life is on the line. One of our hospitals has already said that it’s ICU is at capacity and they are having to send critical patients to other hospitals. This does not sound like the “flu” to me.
I keep hearing that they are taking away our civil liberties. Well yes, maybe they are, but you had listened to the recommendations, they wouldn’t have had to go this far.
So what I will say to you selfish people, is put on the mask to keep your elderly neighbor healthy. Put on the mask to keep your grandparents healthy. Put on the mask to keep your parents healthy. Put on the fucking mask to help us all stay healthy! Start thinking about someone other than yourself for a change.