We are at a point in this pandemic that people are divided. Rightfully so. However, I think of it simply.
It has been 12 months, we have a covid shot which is about as effective as any flu shot – if you keep up on the effectiveness of a flu shot.
The world has literally (and I cannot stand using the word, “literally” in a sentence) shut down, bleached itself, and the new normal is cleaner then it has ever been.
There are delivery and zero contact services of all sorts in place.
The public education has been established like no other in history that I can think of for any public health issue.
People know if they are high risk. Everyone, regardless of being high risk or not, have their own tolerance for risk.
It is time for people to get back to living.
When the #1 public official has recently said that wearing two masks is his recommendation, we know for certain what we have always known. He just does not know. Which he said in the first place.
And I am not being an asshole about this.
But the simple truth is he has said he does not know.
That means to me, he is making recommendations based on his personal opinion not related to direct science.
Some of his personal opinions, I believe, stem from where his mortality rests within the statistics of this virus.
Now I know saying this, that I appear stoic to friends and family that have loved ones who succumbed more directly to this virus.
But what are the comparative statistics of others that have succumbed through increased rates of behavior spikes (suicide, homicide, overdose, etc) over this time period of quarantine?
The comparison needing published is “covid-based” deaths medical doctors have attested to on death certificate statements versus the collective of all other codes on death certificates.
Medical doctors historically have been given free reign to “choose” or “choose not to” attribute deaths based on an “actual cause” or “inconclusive”.
To me, this could shed much light on several things. Like a rate of subjectivity compared to objectivity.