POLITICS AND COVID-19
Please Don’t Learn The Hard Way
Please don’t go the way of Gov Chris Christie
“I believed when I entered the White House grounds, that I had entered a safe zone, due to the testing that I and many others underwent every day.”
“I was wrong.”
Thus spake Governor Chris Christie, reflecting over his recent experience being in the hospital — and spending several days in the ICU — battling Covid-19.
“I was wrong not to wear a mask at the Amy Coney Barrett announcement and I was wrong not to wear a mask at my multiple debate prep sessions with the president and the rest of the team. I hope that my experience shows my fellow citizens that you should follow C.D.C. guidelines in public no matter where you are and wear a mask to protect yourself and others.”
What a difference a stay in the ICU with a deadly virus makes. Facetiousness aside, I am glad Gov. Christie has done well and did not suffer life-threatening illness. He definitely was at risk, given his medical history.
Still, we should heed his experience and heed his words. Wear masks and follow C.D.C guidelines, which include social distancing avoiding large crowds, and frequent hand washing.
The cavalier attitude of a lot of people is very concerning to me. So many say, “I don’t care if I get the virus.” Umm…you really should care. From someone who has seen what this monstrous virus can do to people, you really do not want to catch SARS CoV-2.
Yes, we have “pandemic fatigue,” but we can’t let that natural response make us become lax. The virus is not taking a break, and neither can we. And let us not learn the lessons of this virus and the dangers it poses the hard way.