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MASKS…a rant

Medicine, Mask, Coronavirus, Doctor

I was out shopping today.  I am SO SICK OF SEEING PEOPLE WITH MASKS UNDER THEIR NOSES OR ON THEIR CHINS.  You can’t get into places without shirts and shoes.  You can’t smoke in public places.  There are a LOT of things you can’t do in public environments.  You also can’t get into stores without a mask, but once inside, some people pull their masks down and act as if they don’t have to respect anyone else around them.

WHY AREN’T PEOPLE WHO REUSE TO WEAR A MASK PROPERLY, MADE TO LEAVE THE STORES?  I don’t understand it.  They could literally kill someone.  Make them deathly ill, or destroy their lives with long hauler symptoms.  How is it, they are allowed to do whatever they please, when we can NEVER DO WHATEVER WE WANT TO DO IN PUBLIC PLACES?

We can’t bring guns into stores.  There are stickers on doors everywhere.  As if someone could even tell if a person was carrying.  Or dogs, or this or that, but a person can wear a mask on his or her chin on PURPOSE, during a raging pandemic, and no one tells the person to get out.  Sorry.  I think people who don’t care about the lives of others, should be kicked to the curb.

I SERIOUSLY doubt that anyone WANTS to wear a mask. I know I don’t. But people do it, not only for themselves, but for others as well.  It’s a sign of RESPECT and concern for others..


Dementia, Warning, Trump, Donald Trump

Mr. & Mrs. trump got their Covid shots in January.  The news was released this month, kept quiet, so as not to disturb the anti-vaxx-ers who support him, as well as his lies about the fact that Covid doesn’t exist, and if it does, it’s just like a bad cold or the flu.

Masks…a poem

Virus, Mask, Coronavirus, Disease

locked in
afraid of being touched
little eye contact
people rushing
back and forth
the pandemic
out of all of us


Photo:  Pixabay

From: Candy…women deliver vaccine to remote parts of Alaska…


From: Candy…

Street art…

woman in blue dress standing near building during daytime

Matthew Waring


From: Candy (Wear a MASK so they don’t have to)


red and white ribbon on white surface

Doctors on news programs all say the same thing.  People aren’t taking this virus seriously.  They aren’t wearing masks, self distancing, or staying home.  They are also saying that people don’t understand numbers as large as the number of people who have died, let alone those who are in the hospital or sick.

I once said that we should get life size dolls, and pile them on the law of the White House.  One doll for each person who has died.  But that’s not a possibility.  However, maybe we could stick a windmill in ground that would stand for each person instead.  Think of how many we would need.  Think of how it would look.

We could have a COVID QUILT, like the AIDS QUILT.  Nothing will change until people can SEE the death toll.  Seeing is believing.  We need televised tours of Covid wards.  We need to DO something to help hospitals and staff, and one way to do it is to make the Virus REAL.

These might not be the best ideas, or even good ones, but if anyone has any way to SHOW the actual toll this virus is taking, the number of people who have lost their lives…I think it would wake more people up.  The installation has to be in one place.  Wearing ribbons, buttons, etc., won’t work.   It must be one massive display, so that the full impact can be seen/felt.

This might truly be impossible.  It could be too big to do, and there might not be anyone to organize it.  I don’t know.  It just seems as if something needs to be done.

There are 58,318 names on the Vietnam Wall.  Imagine the size of the wall that will be needed when this virus is over.  TheRe are 48,000 squares on the NAMES, AIDS QUILT.

Just think about it.

Picture:  Pixabay


From: Bored Panda…

Sick Of Ignorant People Not Believing In COVID-19, Nurse Quits Her Job In The COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit

Okay, so…

People will do whatever they want to do in spite of logical consequences, pleading, evidence and informed information.  If people decide to go out for thanksgiving dinner, they will.  They won’t care if someone dies, or is handicap for the rest of their lives, because they didn’t stay home.

Some people believe that nothing will ever happen to them, others just don’t care, and still others think tradition is more important than being healthy or alive. The problem with that is that if they get sick OTHER people have to take care of them.  If they die, other people might suffer because of it.

I don’t understand why people do what they do.  I don’t think anyone does, but with kids coming home from college and the holidays looming ahead, more people will be getting sick and more people will be dying.  More doctors and nurses will be exhausted and getting sick themselves.

When hospitals are full and medical staff is worn out or gone, what then?  Will it be like the plague days, with people dying in the street and a guy with a cart going up and down neighborhoods, crying, “Bring out your dead?”

It’s just so strange that people refuse to believe what’s happening right in front of them.  Maybe, it’s a reversal of the kid in the move and these people CAN’T see dead people.

I’m all for freedom of choice, but when it infringes on the rights of others, then one has to stop and think.  If people won’t wear masks and do “the right thing,” to try and slow down the virus, OTHER INNOCENT people can get sick and die because of them.  Apparently that’s not really important to them.

Well, I’m looking forward to no thanksgiving this year.  Phone calls and texts, video chatting and whatever else they come up with is just fine.  It wouldn’t be my first choice, but I’m not anxious to be hospitalized on a vent or dead, so virtual hugs will have to do at the moment.

Some people are screaming about the economy but they won’t wear a mask to make sure things are safe for the economy to keep going.  It’s insane.

It’s also strange that so many people refuse to understand that THEY are not the only people going through this.  It’s as if they are the only ones who can’t see their grandchildren, or go out to play.  It’s shocking that they think they are suffering more than anyone else, never considering those who are running out of money and can’t feed their kids.  They don’t seem to be able to see past themselves.  I don’t get that.  Not at all.

Disease is not political.  It will kill attack anyone, anytime, anywhere.  The virus is hungry and insatiable. Stay away from those who refuse to stay away.

If you really love someone, you’ll do whatever you can to make sure they are safe.



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