Stop Asking If You Can Go Out, and Realize You Shouldn’t Go Out
Here in El Paso we've been dealing with massively spiking COVID numbers that include positive tests, hospitalizations and deaths. We've also been dealing a battle between a bunch of political figures who can't decide how El Paso should be governed in regards to COVID-19. Are we on lockdown? Are we not on lockdown? Can I go out?
There's a really simple answer to this dilemma. It doesn't matter. The answer is you SHOULDN'T be going out. We are unfortunately in a part of human history where facts and truth have become open to interpretation. Back in Oregon the Governor recently put more restrictions on the state and asked people to keep their Thanksgiving. How have some people I'm friends with responded? "You can't tell me how many people I have over at my house!" "How dare you try to limit my family gatherings!"
Well, think of it this way. You should have a smaller gathering this year, so you can have a larger gathering next year, because a larger gathering this year will force you to have a smaller gathering next year. If you don't understand that, let me explain it. If people catch COVID at your Thanksgiving party and die from it, they won't be around next year. It's that simple. Will everyone die? No. But there is a chance that some will. Don't forget about the family from Texas that had a party back in the summer that led to 18 people catching COVID-19.
The craziest thing about all of this is the people that constantly cry about the government taking away their rights are the people that are causing the spread of COVID-19 by having parties and not following the guidelines. And what does that lead to? The government needing to step in. It's a cycle of stupidity. This isn't just a request for the city of El Paso. It's not even just a request for the United States. It's a request for everyone on this planet. I'm not saying you need to be completely shut down. I'm just asking that you take the proper precautions. Keep your gathering small. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Keep your distance. The enemy is the virus, not each other.