Attention all knuckleheads. I'm talking about those cyclists and runners who have been crowding New York's parks, hanging out at California beaches or frolicking in Florida during spring break. It includes those hiking in large groups through trails and parks and those who had to be cleared out from New Orleans' Bourbon Street — even after public health officials put out stringent social distancing guidelines with daily reminders.
What is behind such a major decision-making
From the outset, there was consistent assurance from public health experts that stocking up on surgical masks will not reduce your chance of catching a common cold, the flu or the novel coronavirus. It was widely reported. As Dr. Pauline Jose, clinical instructor at UCLA and family medicine specialist explains to Livestrong: "There is no conclusive evidence that the use of face masks protects healthy people in their day-to-day life."
Yet, the rush to buy this
The idea of commercial airlines being vessels for the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 reminds me that in today's world of air travel, we have, for years, taken certain risks when we fly without much thought. For example, unforeseen circumstances can cause flights to be grounded anywhere and at any time without warning, stranding us. The idea that air travelers might be exposed to germs and diseases when they fly is also not
Something appears to be outpacing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus: the fear of contracting it, whether well-founded or not. It seems to be spreading faster than the disease itself and is now an additional plague — one that isn't getting nearly the attention it deserves. Within this fear can be found a sad commentary on human nature and a legion of folks out there who spread false