Unfortunatly I hate to say that FEAR seems to be driving the Covid-19 Decisions Boats. With a secondary factor of ARROGANCE.
The FEAR FACTOR was certainly the driver behind our public schools and public libraries shutting down before a lock down decision was declared statewide.
And now after repeated survey results saying the 80-90% majority of parents and student children wanting in-class education to resume in any form, with any resrtictions . . .
the fear of the minority parents that will rule.
Their lever being the teachers union and the personal and legal fears drive top-down Superintendent of Education.
No reasoning with another persons fears.
He too is up for reelection in November.
One of his two registered opponent’s declares for opening backup our schools based on CDC guidelines.
Many I know intend to now opt out of the public educational system for private schools or formal approved home educational systems.
And that will lead into public school systems tax-revolt. By the percentages the majority of my local abd state taxes go into public schools.
I’ll admit now my wife and I, the products of, always previously stong supporters of free public education are quite a bit bitter now paying for empty buildings resricted playgrounds, and teachers&administrators NOT teaching and administrating based on fears, not best futures.
So, see this Covid-19 cannot help but being political.
For the dumb-assed arrogant who refuse to mask wear your route is to now wear the better N-95 and PM 2.5 masks now availble.
Get very scrupulous hand santizing before and after. In and out of buildings and new areas.
And when commented on by the non-mask wearers I my mask-to-their-nose say, “I will live. You will die. Then my vote will count with twice.”
And if I’m feeling paticulary peckish, will say, “I am an old man from the AIDS, herpis, liver diseases and gingivitis tGeneration. Wanna’ Euro style greet?”