I need to get his off my chest.
If I get the Covid-19 virus, I have a 10% chance of dying.
This is because of a combination of my age along with with other medical conditions.
That is right, 10%. On the positive side, that is much better odds than my parents have.
I do what I can to reduce my risk. I am not going to be a complete hermit, but I will certainly avoid situations where my risk is eleveated.
Certain things I will not do until there is a vaccine:
- Eat inside a restaurant.
- Attend a church.
Things I will do until there is a vaccine:
- Wear a mask indoors
- Avoid crowds.
- Practice social distancing.
The thing is, I need others to do their part as well.
When you participate in activities that can spread the virus, you are increasing the likelihood of me, or someone like me dying. Maybe it won’t be you spreading it, but it will be someone acting like you.
When you encourage others in these activities, you are increasing the likelihood of me, or someone like me dying.
When you don’t wear a mask, and I need to get groceries, you, or those like you, are increasing my risk of dying.
When you don’t wear your mask properly as expose me to whoever you have been exposed to, you make a mockery of the rules that have been established.
When you say it’s just like the flu, and spread that lie on social media, you are not only lying, but participating in a campaign to kill other.
When you say you won’t get a vaccine. I might be okay, because I can get one. But you might be the one killing the immunocompromised one who can’t get the vaccine. Sure, maybe not directly, but others who follow your lead, buy into your social media statements, or act in the same manner. But maybe it will be you.
When you visit a crowded beach, and don’t immediately turn around and head home or for an alternate location, you are increasing the risk to my life.
When you let your kids hang out with a small group of friends… and they are not wearing masks or practicing social distancing… you are helping to kill me, or someone like me.
When your church doesn’t follow health guidelines or interprets them as loosely as possible, you are setting a poor example for those in your congregation, and encouraging them to do the same. Again, risking lives, needlessly.
And when you misinterpret data to fit your own social or political agenda, you are being deceitful, and potentially contributing to my death, or those like me.
I hope you can live with the guilt.