To the Editor:
We have never experienced an epidemic like COVID-19 before, so we are all wondering what will happen and what we will do. We heard stories of the 1918 Spanish flu that killed three and four members in the same family within weeks.
Our elected officials are in the same boat with us, trying to figure out how to live safely through all of this. Our medical minds are giving the best advice they can give. Wearing masks and keeping a safe distance from other people is the only proven solution right now. My cousin, a nurse, said it may be the only thing we can do until a vaccine is found.
Most people are trying to live with this difficult isolation. They are being polite, civil and considerate of others. We pray a solution is found.
But a small percentage of the population is rebelling, demanding their freedom to go out and sit at a bar, and cry that their freedom is taken away. They insult, by name-calling, any official or person who is doing their job. Some people even resort to physical abuse of anyone perceived to be in their way. These selfish people have no solution and no consideration for their fellow man and their only intent is self-gratification. In their own words – they suck!
The virus is taking a toll on our medical doctors and nurses and the other workers in the healthcare workplace. They will not be easy to replace. Be considerate to them. We must work together to survive this epidemic.