She says her friends ignored city leaders’ call for social distancing. In fact, after city leader first suggested social distancing and socializing with no more than 10 people, her friends decided to get together at a friend’s house – all 20 of them.
They also went out in publicly, still ignoring the suggestion. Turns out, one of the friends in the group had the virus. Tate got it from her friend.
“Kids don’t, we’re not taking it seriously,” said Tate.
How many of those other 19 have it and have given it to others and those they gave it to, passed it along some more?? Seriously, y’all? C’mon...
As of Wednesday, Tennessee recorded 224 people ages 21-30 who tested positive for the virus.
“If they come in contact with the older people with conditions like diabetes, hypertension or heart failure or lung disease, then it puts the older population at higher risk,” said Dr. Feagins.
[...] “While it may not be affecting you, you could be affecting someone’s grandma or grandpa or aunt or uncle or sister,” said Tate.[...]
She says her outlook has changed because harming someone else isn’t a guilt she believes she can carry. http://fox17.com/news/local/nashville-21-year-old-battling-covid-19-warning-youth-to-take-virus-seriously
This is precisely one of the reasons why we have surpassed the numbers in China. And as we know, sadly those reported staggering numbers will never be accurate either because of the limited test kits; many individuals presenting with symptoms are turned away and denied a test if they are felt for one reason or another to not be at risk for eventually needing hospitalization to recover.
We had a case here with a UNL student who had a chronic breathing condition, began feeling symptoms and was denied after several trips to primary doc and eventually one to the ER. She didn’t “fit the profile”, hadn’t traveled and her fever wasn’t high enough. As if that makes any difference IMO, considering there are those who have it and show no symptoms at all. She was tested for everything BUT the virus and all other tests came back negative. She was sent home to stay isolated. How many people did she come in contact with when going to and from docs office or while in the ER? How many out there actually have it which we don’t know about and how many deaths will actually be attributed to this virus? The truth will never be known. https://www.klkntv.com/unl-student-denied-covid-19-testing-despite-symptoms/
Just stay the hell home for whatever time has been declared necessary for this country to come back from this. Follow the guidelines given. They are not that difficult. Have some respect for those people who have selflessly fought with no regard for their own
lives or limbs for the freedoms we DO have here. Have respect for all other lives outside of your own.
Just take a moment to consider that if you (meaning anyone and everyone) were to have it and be one of the asymptomatic people at a moment in time; doing whatever the hell you wanted - coughing without covering, not standing at least 6’ away from the person ahead of you in line at the pharmacy who happens to be getting their asthma medication, used some hand sanitizer before touching a shopping cart etc and then found out you have it and you infected someone — a friend, a sibling, your parents or grandparents, another relative and yes, even an innocent stranger with an underlying health condition.
Now take a moment to think of the two of you lying in a hospital bed right next to each other, both of you with family members and friends loved dearly, who need you and a CHOICE has to be made (because that’s what happening) as to which one of you efforts will be focused on while the other is left to die in pain while slowly suffocating because well, they need the bed or don’t have enough ventilators. Let’s say the one chosen to survive is you — and you got to witness the struggled and painful passing of another KNOWING it was because of you — how does that sit with you? Are you okay with that? Being responsible for leaving another family without their loved one - someone they needed and loved?
Or let’s say for argument sake, you
happen to be even just slightly older than the other — ummm — let’s say even both of you 65 — and you
are one they decide “meh - this other patient would have a longer life expectancy, he was born a few months later, followed the governments requests and besides, this one is the individual who actually gave it to this poor bastard — and they did everything right” — now you’re suddenly faced with knowing you will leave this earth much earlier than you would have expected and it will be a horrible departure at that. Does that circumstance sit with you better?
Rhetorical questions of course. I wont waste energy by replying to argumentative responses to them, as tempting as it may be - they’ll only show how selfish you are anyway - it’s one’s selfless
actions / behavior which speak louder than any words.
Be part of the solution rather than the problem.
Lastly, I have to give credit where credit is due and thank Ahavati for the efforts she’s put into this thread. As she knows, my mind will always be amazed and boggled with how many different things she can get her fingers and toes dipped into within 24 hours and unfortunately, not all of us are afforded to stay home when there are other individuals dependent on people like myself, my sister Willow, my niece and countless others to aid them with their everyday existence, when they’re incapable of doing it on their own. Keeping up with current statuses and latest news briefs etc is not something easily done in our profession but getting the latest pertinent updates by popping in here right quick, is. So, thank you again.
Now, my rant is over, please continue.
Peace and well wishes sent to you all. Be safe!