20 Year Member
- Aug 20, 2000
What more malicious: implying that you can do more to protect people around you, or wantonly behaving in a manner that increases risk of harm to other people?And your proposed solutions is? Florida has about average or better than average vaccination rates and prioritized vaccines by age back at the beginning of 2020 with a 65+ approach. At this point, vaccines are widely available and anyone that hasn't gotten a shot has done so of their own volition and whatever their motives now accept the consequences. So why should wyo have to continue to live a life different from what he wants because of a decision made by others? Have any of your extended family gotten vaccinated now that others have gotten sick?
The suggestion that anything he said equates to wishing people dead is quite frankly malicious. People died every day before covid and of course it is a tragedy for the family involved but usually it does not require a day of grieving from the rest of the population. He just said the covid drama is over in Florida. I'm envious of everything except the August heat. Moving outside of Pittsburgh improved things significantly but it isn't perfect. Our day care has zero kids wearing masks despite the state wide mandate. Our school however is having kids wear masks and requiring a doctor's note to gain an exemption while more rural districts have just said parent's permission will suffice to circumvent the mandate.
Lastly, adjusted for population and specifically population by average age, Florida's death rate is middle of the pack at worst.
People die every day - sure, that is obvious. But people don’t need to die of Covid19.
And Covid19 is not as treatable as the flu, it is not something that the older members of the population can simply recover from with a bowl of chicken soup and rest.
Florida 2020 is not a compelling point. Any state where people are voluntarily refusing to be vaccinated, while living day to day like it is 2019, is going to be a high risk environment. Just because one person’s number has not come up yet does not mean the risk has decreased. And DeSanctis encouraging people to behave in risky manners increases the risks. Florida 2021 is a result of bad state leadership.
I cannot make people mitigate risks to my standard, so you can do as you wish. All I can do is try to convince you to take more precautions for the sake of people around you.