I went grocery shopping today. There are police inside, at the entrance. There’s no explanation or any reason why they are there. The police were the only people without masks and gloves at the store. How is this helping to stop the spread of the virus?
A lone picnic table in a secluded spot is covered in yellow Caution tape. There’s zero evidence that if anybody sits at the table, the virus will transfer and remain on the table for days. Which is how often people visit it.
I’m not allowed to go to my office to pick up my stuff. There’s zero evidence that the virus will stay on indoor surfaces for that long either. And if it does, then we are wasting our time with this lockdown anyway.
There’s zero evidence that there’s any danger in two families that have been in lockdown for a month bringing their kids together for a playdate.
There’s zero evidence that libraries or bookstores are more dangerous than grocery stores.
There’s zero evidence that lonesome walks on the beach, or taking your kid to an empty park, or buying plant seeds, or surfing have anything to do with transmitting the virus.
But it’s no longer just about the virus. It’s about proving people right, and that’s the really important thing.
The part that really gets to me is when people exclaim, “listen to the science! We are seeing a lot fewer deaths than predicted because of the lockdown!” It takes less than two minutes to Google what was predicted and when but… It’s no longer about the virus.