I’ve got a real problem with all of the hypocrisy and double standards being thrust upon us by “the experts,” and various dictatorial governors in our country, regarding their response to the China virus.
For instance…, why is it okay to pack people onto a plane, or into an airport during “the pandemic,” but not okay to responsibly attend church, responsibly attend a funeral, attend a wedding, or even just visit someone in a hospital?
If you’ve been on a plane, you know you can’t even sit in your seat without physically coming in contact with the people sitting next to you in many cases, unless you’re in first class.
And wearing a mask is not even mandated on planes by the CDC!
How is this okay?
Is this what you call “following the science?”
Why is it okay to pack people onto a plane during “the pandemic,” gather in groups of thousands to “protest,” or pack into a Walmart, but it’s not okay to responsibly go to a gym, attend a sporting event, or go to school, in most places?
The two owners of the Atilis gym, in Bellmawr, New Jersey, have been ordered to pay $130,000 for defying Governor Murphy’s executive closure order there, and they are being fined an additional $15,000 each day that it remains open in violation of the governor’s order.
This after their gym doors were boarded-up by the state and their water and electric were shut off.
Is this gym really that much of a China virus deathtrap?
And this is happening in America?
It seems like this is becoming more an issue of governmental control rather than an issue of public health.
Now we hear, according to Amy McGorry of Fox news, “The odds of catching novel coronavirus on an airplane with infected passengers appear to be relatively small, though still possible, according to a new report.”
“The report is consistent with other research findings, one expert told Fox News.”
Ahhh, the anonymous “expert.”
But what is this “novel” coronavirus term? This is the first time I’ve heard the word “novel” used in conjunction with the China virus.
According to Baton Rouge General, a part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, “Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. A ‘novel’ coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”
“Dr. Aaron Glatt, chief of Infectious Diseases of Mount Sinai in New York, told Fox News that, “Airplane trips, especially if they are of a longer duration, have the potential to transmit infection from an infected person to the people sitting in their immediate vicinity.”
Well, thank you for that bit of expert analysis, professor!
‘“If one chooses to fly during the pandemic, I recommend that people mask and social distance as possible in the airport and on the plane. Certainly, someone ill or recently exposed to COVID should not be traveling on a plane,’ Glatt said.”
Now, there is some reasonable and common sense advice.
Why can’t we apply this advice to any of our activities involving social gathering?
What if we take the Dr.’s advice and apply it to going to the gym?
It would sound like this:
If one chooses to go to a gym during the pandemic, I recommend that people mask and social distance as possible in the gym. Certainly, someone ill or recently exposed to COVID should not be going to the gym.
Now, doesn’t that sound reasonable?
Like I said…, we can apply this advice to any social scenario, and life could go on like it always has.
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