Brittany Shammas and Paulina Firozi, “Coronavirus updates: Air travel hits pandemic high amid winter holidays,” Washington Post, December 28, 2020 (2:19 p.m. EST).
There are no ICU beds available in the California country in which I live.
Millions of people in the United States are traveling on planes at Christmas, amid the pandemic and “recommendations” (ONLY RECOMMENDATIONS!) that they not travel.
In France, yesterday a couple was fined 1,000 euros because they broke the curfew abd snuck out to buy a pack of cigarettes–and got caught.
It is terrifying to realize that you are a passenger on a ship full of stupid and selfish people, who are running the ship while the titular leaders are either indifferent or too afraid to try to lead them.
Stupid people who don’t give a damn about other people, who couldn’t care less if elderly people die from the surge in Covid-19 infections which they themselves are causing.
Elderly people like my mother-in-law, who died two days ago from Covid-19.
The ICU beds are full, in part, because of the surge in cases resulting from massive Thanksgiving travel. Only weeks ago these stupid and selfish people were going out to bars and restaurants, despite the scientific evidence on aerosol transmission, which both they and political leaders ignored.
What other monstrous things could these stupid and selfish people people do?
They could believe Donald Trump won the November 3 election by a landslide, as he asserts.
They could believe Joe Biden stole the election through massive fraud, as Trump asserts–with the support of Republican political leaders.
They could believe the tallying of electoral votes by the Congress on January 6 is part of the fraud, and must be stopped.
What can we do with so many stupid and selfish people aurrounding us?
Should we not be concerned?
Is not the situation dangerous?
The Trenchant Observer