Is this truly how we have all become, in just a few short months?
8 people have died today, supposedly "of" it, but probably "with" it. There is a difference. We all know figures are being manipulated...they've even admitted it. Keeping the fear factor going. And yet, I wonder how many more have died of suicide or mental issues this week, through not being able to hug, cuddle, or be close to someone through this fear? The elderly in care homes desperate to be able to touch their families again. Those with cancer who have been forgoing treatment. And yet.. we seem to have come so far down the "complicit" line, that we feel it is totally normal to openly question and even report someone's decision to give a hug and a peck on the cheek? If we take a big step back and view all this objectively, how totally bizarre is our behaviour becoming? We are on a very slippery slope here, all turning against one another for doing nothing more than being human.
We know nothing of the people in question here. They may be in the same bubble/relatives, or, they may not. Either way they felt comfortable enough to make the decision to get a little closer, and as thinking adults they still (at the moment) have the choice to do that. And there should always be a choice. If not, we are talking ourselves very fast into a very dangerous future of just obeying what we are told to do without asking any questions ("for the greater good"). Divide and Rule. Snitching on each other if we witness non-compliance with "guidelines". Forgive me, but my understanding was that my dear old dad and father-in-law fought for freedom against a very similar regime.
I said it before and I'll say it again. Fear will never stop people dying. But it sure as hell stops people living.