The pandemic did not come overnight. The Wuhan virus had been around. For weeks the press release was that everything would pass. It did not help that the President believed the virus that did not exist.
We pride ourselves on the “freedoms” that we have in this country. While other countries closed down and maintained a strict quarantine, many areas of the US did not follow the stay at home order. Even wearing masks changed depending on what was acceptable in the area.
After a year, people are beginning to get together and travel once more. My experience has been that road rage and aggression has increased. Even on a 65 mph road drivers are doing. 80. People are pissed off about lines and are easily frustrated. Shootings have increased.
The reports are that around 70% of people are vaccinated, yet masks are still for the most part mandatory. To me, if we are so much better, why not allow mask to be an option. If mask wearing is mandatory along with sanitizing everything, why were these precautions not taken years ago with the flu and pneumonia which kill tens of thousands each year.
Prior to COVID I was in hospitals and watched as staff would go from room to room ignoring basic protection protocols. For now, COVID-19 is at the front of all illnesses and the talk of boosters is occurring as I write this. Worldwide I do not believe that things will ever return to before COVID-19. The world is irreparably changed and I do not think that it is for the better.