Is Re-Opening the Country Worth the Potential Loss of Life?

I think that it is fair to say that our politicians these days are caught between a rock and a hard place. They know that re-opening the country is the key to getting economy going again. But they also know that the only scientifically proven method of stopping Covid-19 is remain at home.

Yesterday, you know who announced that he wants to get America going again, but he is also aware the cost of this is thousands of lives.

I would ask anyone who is pushing for the country to open quickly to imagine the following. They or a loved on has caught the virus. Under the best of circumstances, that person is quarantining at home for two weeks or more. Under the worst of circumstances, that person is in the hospital. They are attached to an intubation machine and under a medically induced coma. There is little to no chance for survival. What would you do? Is worth getting back to normal with so many lives at stake?

I just love (enter sarcasm here) how callously he is willing to let Americans die to ensure that he wins the election in November.

As most of the country beings to re-open in one capacity or another, the numbers of hospitalizations and deaths rise.

I get it, I truly do. As much as I love being home, I am ready to leave my house for more than basic errands. I want to take the subway to my office. I want to meet with my friends for a movie or a meal. I want to visit my family.

But I don’t want to do this at the cost of my life or another person’s life. Over 70,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Do I want to add to that horrific number? Absolutely not.

Does you know who? Sounds like it.


Author: Writergurlny

I am Brooklyn, NY born and raised writer who needs writing to find sanity in an insane world. To quote Charlotte Bronte: “I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”

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