Is it too much a task to wear a mask? We are into our fifth month of this terrible life-threatening virus. News media used to mention the “first wave,” and a second, comes autumn, however, it seems that the first has yet to subside. There are still those amongst us that still see this virus as a joke, “Just another flu bug”. I suppose they will never come to their senses unless someone close to them succumbs to this virus. I do only essential shopping these days, but still see other shoppers without masks.
From watching and listening to our medical advisers, it seems that the main key to slow the progress of COVID-19 is separation.
Naturally, everyone wants our schools to open, and that appears to be one of the first steps to normalization. Seems it may take combinations of ideas as to how this should be accomplished.
Just today, I saw on TV, the world map, showing, in the color red, countries and nations that have ’19 to deal with; That was the only color on the entire map. People, (especially you maskless folks), this is a serious matter like this world has never seen, in the decades of time we all have been here.
Both houses of Congress, red and blue, and the United Nations, with its 193 members, need to start a dialogue about how the word “separation” is going to hold life-saving definitions.
Hugo Buchanan is a resident of Lady Lake.