After more than two years, it should come as no surprise that many people are, at least, exhausted by this Pandemic, or perhaps, far more, sick and weary of it and the impact it has had on our lives!
However, this does not explain, and should not justify, the complete contempt that some have for the greater good and for adhering to fundamental, rational thinking, and public health preventative measures! How did this become yet another political issue when so many people appear to be putting their own personal and political interests and agendas before anything else?
How many more people need to become infected, end up in the hospital, put the lives of others in danger, and/or pass away?
We still don’t fully understand all of the possible longer-term repercussions and impacts, despite the fact that many elderly people and those with weak immune systems have already succumbed to the disease. Why, despite all of its efforts and expenditures, does this country have one of the lowest immunization rates in the world among first-tier industrialized nations?
Everyone is sick of this, and they all want things to get back to normal; yet, the actions of a small minority are hurting our overall efforts, and they’re preventing us from reaching our full potential. Keeping this in mind, the purpose of this essay is to make an attempt to provide a concise examination and evaluation of this topic, as well as the reasons why we need to do better.
1) Conspiracy theories: For a variety of different reasons, there are certain people who would rather believe unsubstantiated beliefs and accept them than accept facts. It started with denials, then moved on to charges, and finally resulted in damaging resistance. Is there anyone who does not know someone who has endured the death of a close friend or family member? While everyone has the right to their own viewpoint, they do not have the right to their own facts to support that position. It would be one problem if your acts just caused harm to you, but it would be quite another if they placed the lives of others in jeopardy!
2) Politics: Why, like so many other topics involving obvious matters of common sense, has this been turned into a political debate? When compared to laying blame, making complaints, denying responsibility, and being stubborn, there is a significant gap between a workable solution and a strategy that has been given careful thought.
3) The importance of data and scientific research Mike Bloomberg often says, “We put our faith in God. Everyone else, please bring data.” According to the past, in order to develop effective fact-based activities, one needs a strategy that is founded on scientific principles, is backed and endorsed by the healthcare system, medical, and scientific people, and experts, and is implemented.
4) Resistance to mandates Despite the fact that we have witnessed resistance to public health requirements previously, it would appear that we are currently living in the most divided society in recent memory. It’s not true that some understand better than the experts just because they do not share the same opinion.
Either we go forward in a manner that is more cohesive, or we continue the atrocities for much longer. Awaken, America, before you and many others are defeated in this fight! It is up to each and every one of us!
This article was written by a person that watches CNN, and CBC. Need I say more? But out of fairness, I needed to post their point of view.
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