New York Times’ article, ‘Is It Safer to Visit a Coffee Shop or a Gym?’ is an interesting article with data to back its stance. NEJM published their findings that coronavirus infectiousness can last for up to 3 hours in the air. It’s infectiousness can also last up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel. The stability of this virus is quite resilient.
NEJM also published that the people without any symptoms (asymptomatic) are the most dangerous to the populous before they begin to show symptoms.
As folks railed against the current lockdown for the health benefit of the population in this country, their justifications to open businesses back up is solidifying a second wave.
This is exacerbated by extroverted personality types that need to congregate and need human interaction. The obvious population that desires to gaslight communities into dismissing the gravity of this virus while declaring it a political hoax is a danger to themselves and our society’s health and safety.
When the lockdowns are relaxed, we, the people, have the power through knowledge to regulate our choices with where we do go and what we choose to do, with the knowledge of who we could potentially have a negative impact on.
We will lose more people as businesses are also gaslighted into relaxing their mask requirements playing into the fear tactics that certain groups are intentionally choosing.
We do have a choice. We can choose to continue to shop only when necessary and to isolate to protect ourselves and our homes. We can continue to wear masks and to do what we can. A second wave will come sooner rather than later from the activity shown in these charts.