As countries lift restrictions and allow business to re-open the recurrence of disease has increased in China Wuhan is seeing new cases of COVID-19 and Germany has reported new cases and community infections. We are hearing term like “Herd Immunity” and we as citizens of our global society need to understand what is going on and tune into the experts. What are acceptable loses to people in our lives. How do we balance keeping schools closed when parent need to work or when the school is the one place where children are assured a truly nourishing meal. Information is always key in these case and we should make we are gathering data and advice from the experts.
Herd Immunity is not really a term that is usually used in human society outside of dealing with livestock. I f we use terms like this are saying that some people and lives are less important or are some lives disposable in comparison to others. As a society, we have to be careful in the words and terms used around keeping people safe and well. Re-starting businesses without ensuring everyone can be kept safe is very dangerous. Think about this who do well include and throw away. Should anyone be seen as garbage to be thrown away?
Should money be prioritized of life? We need to live and work because for most of us who have to pay bills. Some government leader may be pushing the idea of restarting commerce with greed in mind. Allowing greed to take over and force things to happen with regard to the health of our citizens.
Listen to this WHO press conference for some answers.
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