There were protests over the weekend from people demanding a reopening the country. These COVID-19 sympathizers are demanding an end to measures taken by most states to combat COVID-19. Namely, the shutdown of nonessential activities, including nonessential businesses. Here in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan decided what businesses were essential and nonessential by reading a guide published on the Department of Homeland Security website.
Personally, I think the list is bogus. The list of businesses deemed essential is ridiculous. For instance, car dealerships, home improvement stores, and liquor stores. I think Governor Hogan was irresponsible for just following the list, especially when it’s only advisory and the website recommends jurisdictions should add or subtract from the list as they see fit.
Governor Hogan should have removed some businesses from the list. People shouldn’t be shopping for a new car during the COVID-19 pandemic. People should not be doing anything that’s unnecessary. It’s not like anyone is buying a new car right now. People are stuck at home. They want to get out of the house. They want something to do. They’re going to car dealerships because it’s something to do. It gets them out of the house.
It’s also incredibly stupid.
Reopening the country without a vaccine, a massive number of people will die
Right now the most dangerous thing in the world to a human being is another human being. That’s because anyone can be infected with COVID-19 and not even know it. Anyone can be actively infecting others. Personally, I don’t want to be within 20 feet of another human being other than my immediate family. People have been told to stay at least six feet away from each other and a lot of folks cannot even do that.
Because we have an excess of stupid people in this country, the only thing that will keep people from getting infected with COVID-19 is a vaccine. Stupid people will probably not get vaccinated. Many of them don’t believe in vaccinations. A good many of them don’t even believe in science.
A COVID-19 vaccine is crucial to our collective wellbeing. It’s the only thing that will save the rest of us from the stupid people who seem hell-bent on infecting everyone with the COVID-19 virus.