Common Sense Public Health Behaviors

No one, I meet, enjoys wearing a mask/ face covering, especially, frequently, for almost any period of time! However, if someone finds accomplishing this, personally – challenging. imagine how he could feel, lying in a very hospital Intensive Care Unit, wearing a respirator, etc, included in the medical treatment for severe kinds of COVID? Certainly, the population has heard mixed – messages, because, although, almost all public health experts, state, wearing a mask, social spacing, and washing both your hands, are, basic, good sense, safety measures, for decreasing the spread in this horrific virus, President Trump, and a few of the characters, he surrounds himself with, articulated some text, often, minimizing these behaviors, and, even, speaking about the pandemic, like a hoax, etc! Those, who, look like resisting these sensible actions, often, use, 5 half – baked justifications, with regards to reasons, and reasoning! With that in mind, the following paragraphs will attempt to briefly, consider, review, examine, and discuss, these, and why, you’ll find dangers, and ramifications, for some individuals, this can refusals to use sound judgment.

  1. Tired of it/ Pandemic fatigue: Everyone is tired of the pandemic, as well as the associated restrictions, necessitated, for your greater good, and public health! While, in most areas, many still cooperate, and do, the right thing, you will discover a significant number, who, seem, to place their perceived comforts, and conveniences, ahead on the common good! Studies indicate, if in excess of 75% of the general public, would proceed, accordingly, and wear a mask, social distance, avoid crowds, and wash/ sanitize their hands, consistently, the spread in the virus, can be reduced by in excess of 90%.
  2. It’ll be OK: Some remain, apparently, in denial, while stating, everything will likely be okay, seemingly, magically. Unfortunately, the truth is, we are going to only live through this, when populist politics, and rhetoric, are replaced by, sound judgment, public health leadership, and direction!
  3. Don’t like masks/ can’t put them on: Although, an exceptionally, small minority, actually, can’t wear masks, for any prolonged period, due to, some, serious, ailment, for some, who claim, they are unable to, it’s actually a matter of them, putting their personal self – interest, ahead with the greater good!
  4. Boredom: Everyone is feeling feeling of boredom, because, there’s a significant decline in dining, entertainment, and/ or, travel! Suck – it – up, and carry out the right thing! Stop making excuses!
  5. Vaccine is resulting: The good news is, it appears, several quality, effective vaccines, are presently, being produced! However, it will need several months, before, we get the equivalent of herd immunity, because, the process, requires, a minimum of 70% of everyone, agreeing to accept vaccination! In the mean – time, sound judgment would direct us, to carry on, doing the easy things, discussed, above, over a consistent, regular basis!

Stop complaining, and falsely, stating, doing this, and cooperating, is usually a restriction of the freedoms, and rights! Only, when good sense, and responsible behavior, becomes the road, followed, should we stop witnessing, every one of these horrific cases, and fatalities!

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