Have you noticed how various events or activities are labeled safe or dangerous due to COVID-19? You’re probably confused because it’s hard to understand, so here’s a helpful guide.
Protest safe – Traditional family holiday dangerous
Simply ask yourself if the event is a protest, if so, it’s safe. On the other hand, if the event is a traditional American holiday where you will be around family and friends, it’s dangerous.
Our “local” paper, the Erie Times-News wants you to know how dangerous all of the upcoming traditional family gatherings can be so don’t even think about it:
Rutherford emphasized the need for those planning to attend or host functions on Labor Day weekend to practice social distancing and wear masks as much as possible, but he’s even more wary of what may be in store after Thanksgiving.
Extended families traditionally convene on that holiday, often after traveling from far away, and sit around for long stretches, be it eating or watching NFL games on TV. The dinners are almost always held indoors, where limited ventilation makes it easier to contract the virus.
“Everybody’s going to be there with their belts undone and the top button off their pants, snoring and laying without masks on watching football in some tiny little den,” Rutherford said. “It’s not a pretty picture. There could be a lot of transmission. And Christmas is going to be exactly the same. It’s unfortunate, but this is not the year for family gatherings.”
In other words, avoid your family and friends and don’t celebrate traditional American holidays, … got it?
Stopping the virus or American traditions?
Have you learned what is right and wrong yet? It can be confusing, but we hope this brief guide will make it easier for you to choose the proper action the next time you’re in doubt.
I have to admit, I’m still a little confused because I think there’s something else going on here. Hmm, … what could it be?