It seems that at the present time everyone is speaking (including me) and there is no holding back which creates no peace.
Blatant condemnation about masks, for instance, has hit home with me the last month. Assuming, and you know what that means, that at a gathering of family with an outside friend where everyone is vaccinated except a health compromised 14 year old, and finding out after hours long cooped up in a car with the “friend” that she didn’t believe in masking or vaccinations, and was Covid positive. She didn’t know it at the time was her excuse but to me it is no excuse. If you are going to be hanging out with a family that has three vulnerable people with health issues? I find that reprehensible.
I haven’t seen anyone from the group for over a month because I haven’t been well. I am vaccinated but what I thought was a cold turned into bronchitis and I’m still not feeling good. I don’t want to spread those germs to my family.
Wearing a mask against a deadly disease is a tiny thing to ask. The CDC seems to be wishywashy as far as rules are concerned and state officials do not stand a united front on this issue. It’s like being in a boat with no paddle!
Everyone speaks about their own freedom. So where is the freedom of vulnerable people who need to be protected from you? The idea of people being trusted to be honest and just say they have been vaccinated so it’s ok to do what they want is a farce. People lie about tiny insignificant things to get into a movie, or have a free lunch; what makes you think they won’t lie to get into your business or restaurant, and what business that’s already in dire straights is going to pay for extra employees to handle these checks?
These problems are overwhelming and unsolvable, in my opinion. I’m just like the rest of you, tired of the lack of freedom but my life depends on it and my family’s lives too. This is not over. Wear a mask, get tested, get the vaccines available. Think of all the millions of people who have died and would give anything to be able to have had the shot.