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Started 3/23/20 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 116708 views.

I wish our "leaders" in Texas could show the common sense shown by Ky and SD. Covid rates are exploding, and my particular county (Tarrant) in North Texas has seen an increase in cases for 10 consecutive days ---- but places that are high risk remain open.

I wish there were national guidelines for all Americans to follow that were as sensible as some individual states are doing.

Susanna502MC

From: Susanna502MC

Nov-19

It always makes me sad and angry that they are risking other people's lives as well as their own. It makes it worse that they harass people who try to protect themselves. I realize I'm lucky because I'm an introvert and don't mind staying home alone. It is hard for other people, but look what people went through during WWII (over 4 years in the US and longer and much worse in a lot of other countries).

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-19

National guidelines would be nice but I honestly don't think it will ever happen because the country is so divided. In KY we have a Democratic governor but every other office is held by Republicans. When he first started issuing this executive orders trying to do what was needed he state Republicans were fighting him, taking him to court, ... you name it. And the courts which were ruled mainly by Republican judges were ruling against the governor. Ohio is one of our neighboring states and has a Republican governor and our Republican state assembly were just praising that governor. So our governor started looking closely at what Ohio's governor was doing. It really wasn't that much different and in some instances it was stricter. So he would model his executive orders after Ohio's - explain that and that it seemed to be working for Ohio - and then they seemed to accept them.

The problem however is enforcing the rules. My brother-in-law works at Lowe's and sees what happens. People are required to wear masks or they cannot enter the stores. However, once they get inside the store and down an aisle where they think people won't notice they take the mask off. He said the employees have tried asking the people to put their mask back on but it often leads to a confrontation sometimes with the person going so far as spitting in your face.

Some people just do not believe there is a virus out there which is infecting people and even killing some.

KNIMtheTOAD

From: KNIMtheTOAD

Nov-19

Adding my comments.

I think about if I had Covid 19. After 3 rounds of Cancer treatments and other medical issues have no natural immunities. Because of allergies I cannot take vaccines  I would not survive. 

 Some people are positive but are showing no symptoms or so miner that they ignore and go about their daily tasks. They ware a mask wash hands often and stay the distance because they are responsible citizens. No harm no foul.

Others in same situations decide not to ware masks because "they have the right not to".  Then its like the old ad that said # "they tell 2 friends and they tell 2 friends and they tell 2 friends".  It is like a pyramid scheme.  That's what spread's  the virus. 

The problem now is 1st round, 100,000 dead, 2nd round 250,000 going into 3rd round. The care givers doctors, RN's, Lab techs, teachers, essential workers , hospitals and everybody is weaker, more tired and depressed and overloaded. People are not going to regular checkups surgeries delayed. They are not eating properly and unhappy. A perfect garden for The virus to grow in and spread.

The whole world is at stake! 

If I thought that I was responsible for even one death it would shatter me.  But it wouldn't be just one death because as above # # "they tell 2 friends and they tell 2 friends and they tell 2 friends".

Think about if you could save your Dearest friend Loved one Child or Grandparents or even just yourself by using the guidelines Mask, Wash distance. Such a small sacrifice for such a big outcome. 

THINK ABOUT IT.       KNIMtheTOAD GOD BLESS

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-19

I have to say I've noticed one positive thing that has been brought about by this pandemic. It's made me learn to tell my friends that I love them. I know that I love them and I really think the ones I've been friends with for years know that, but now when we talk on the phone before hanging up I make a point to tell them that I love them. I think it just means a lot more right now when we can't be together and hug each other.

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LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-19

Yes, I'll own up to it ... I've been on my soapbox today about Covid. And I'm back again. I just learned there was an Op-Ed in the Washington Post yesterday (not sure why it didn't make the network news until today) titled ... Seven Governors: Americans Need to Stay Home This Thanksgiving. Here's a link if anyone is interested -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/18/seven-governors-covid-thanksgiving-cancel/

I'm proud to say my governor is one of those. The other governors include:

  • Governor Gretcher Whitmer from Michigan
  • Governor Mike DeWine from Ohio
  • Governor Tony Evers from Wisconsin
  • Governor Tim Walz from Minnesota (Tammy's governor)
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker from Illinois
  • Eric Holcomb from Indiana

Some of these are Democrats and some are Republicans and this shows they can come together. For those who may not be familiar I found an interactive map where I could select these states so you can see how close they are and why these governors are trying to work together. As you can see KY borders with three of the other states.

They also did a video together..........................

Midwest governors release video calling for social distancing, mask wearing as COVID-19 cases spike

Midwestern governors, including MI Gov. Whitmer, joined forces in a video released Tuesday calling on Americans in the region to continue following health an...

Come on people, we can get through this if we work together................

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Nov-19

I hadn't seen that. Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome.....................just hope people hear the message!!

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