Author Note: PSYAITDH. PERIODT!
I say this because I love you. I say this because it has to be said. One of my job as Mother Firestarter is to say the uncomfortable things in a way which will get your attention. So, I will say this bluntly:
STAY Y’ALL ASSES INSIDE, DAMMIT! Please!
Do not let the Orange Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius trick you into thinking his pandemic is a fluke! Do not let these people whom are protesting common sense make you believe you, too, cannot get ill and die! Die, my Torches! This virus is ruthless, and can take the lives of people within the span of two weeks. Two weeks!
Let me give you some basics from my time in working in healthcare.
We use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to protect from contamination, transmission and contracting of certain illnesses (caused by either a bacterium or virus). It is worn to protect the people whom care for the sick. You are taught that masks (surgical masks, N-95 masks) are to be worn once and thrown away.
They are thrown away because they are dirty. They have been used. PPE is not designed (gowns, gloves, masks) are neither designed nor purposed to be worn more than once, or over the course of multiple days! Yet, due to the current Looney Toons Crime Syndicate Administration the population of a decent sized American city has perished.
It is for the sake the of money (it is almost summer–so its tourist season!) federal and state government want to ‘re-open.’ In the face of science, death, and a real-life pandemic, those in power want to just wash the blood of the money! That is all!
There is a class of people whom will believe everything this idiot says–down to injecting disinfectant to cure coronavirus! These same people are ‘protesting (read: throwing a tantrum)’ over quarantine: believing this pandemic is hoax, healthcare workers are just perpetuating the hoax, and whatever this man says is right. When this man has no idea the job he is in, which is why he cannot do it.
But you know, the last person whom had this job was Black.
So, it stands to reason white supremacy tells him,”If a Black man did it, it can’t be that hard!”
As my mom says, “If you don’t listen you’ll feel!” The President needs to feel this. The people who voted for him need to feel this. Their children need to feel this. This situation is the manifestation of what happens when you allow bigotry to overrule common sense. But, racism.
This virus is real, beloveds. It is really taking lives. There are really doctors and nurses and other allied health professionals ‘on the front line’ taking care of those whom are ill–not just with the coronavirus, but with other ailments, and chronic illnesses as well.
This image came through my timeline yesterday:
I agree with this.
I get to go to work, doing all the necessary steps to take care of myself and my kids, to be confronted with factions of people believing that dynamic of people’s lives isn’t real!
I guess they will believe it’s real when he becomes positive–if he’s not already.
Wash your hands. Avoid large groups. Wear your masks/face covering. Be safe. We are all in this together.