After, all-around two years, it will surprise not a soul, most are, at least, tired with this horrendous pandemic, as well as, far – more, fatigued, and sick – and- fed up with it, and also the impact on us! However, this certainly will not, and should not justify, the utter – disregard of some, with regard to respecting the more good, and abiding by basic, commonsense, public health, protective measures! How did this become another, political issue, because there are many, apparently putting their personal/ political interests and agenda, first? How many more must get infected, hospitalized, put others, at – risk, and/ or die? Many seniors have mislaid their battle, as possess the immune – compromised, and that we still are not aware of all the potential longer – term ramifications and impacts! Why does this nation, despite its efforts and spending, have, among, the best vaccination rates, on this planet, among first – tier, developed nations? Everyone is tired with this, and want, returning to normal, but, the efforts of your minority, harms our overall efforts, along with the potential to optimize our efforts! With that in mind,this article attempt to briefly examine and review this, and why, we’ve got to do better.
1) Conspiracy theories: For some reasons, some would prefer to believe unfounded, opinions, and accept them, rather then facts. It began with denials, transformed to accusations, and created harmful resistance. Is there anyone, that has not witnessed or experienced the losing of someone close? While, many people are entitled to a judgment of their own, they aren’t, to their own personal set of facts. It is the one thing if your actions only harmed you, but quite – another, in the event it puts others,at – risk!
2) Politics: Why has this become political, like countless, apparently, sound judgment, issues, have? There is a positive change between a viable solution,and well – considered, plan, compared to blaming and complaining, denials, and stubbornness!
3) Data and science matter: Mike Bloomberg needs to say, “In God We Trust. All others, bring data,.” History shows, you will need a science – based, plan, endorsed and based on public health, medical, and scientific personnel and experts, to make a meaningful, fact – based, efforts.
4) Mandate resistance: Although there are public health mandates, previously, it appears we are extraordinary most polarized nation, in recent memory! Just because one doesn’t agree, does not always mean, he knows in excess of the experts!