The only way we can survive this thing is by taking responsibility for each other's health. When people ignore social distancing rules, it's not just their own health they are jeopardising. It's the people they come into contact with, then the people those people contact, and then the people those people contact.... And so a single case of the virus easily becomes hundreds.
As I have said before on here, I won't be reporting my neighbours because I have no idea what they are doing. I am quite anti-social and tend to ignore what goes on around me. However, if you see a breakdown of the rules that worries you, then snitch on them. It's for the common good. Do you think that, in the war, people were right to snitch on their neighbours if they broke the blackout rules? Again, it was for the common good, to protect people's lives.
We are not playing here. This is a plague, sure enough. It is horribly destructive and we don't know enough about it. We've got thousands dead, poor buggers undergoing the ordeal of being on ventilators, younger people dying of heart attacks and strokes or facing a future of damaged lungs, hearts or kidneys, now children dying or damaged too... And all the time, healthcare workers have to risk their lives and see patients and colleagues die. No, it's not going to be back to normal for a long time. Yes, we should take baby steps if we want to get society running again. Yes, twitch your curtains and snitch on your neighbours if you think it will save lives. If enough people ignore the rules, then the rules will protect nobody.
OK. Rant over.
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