Over the past two weeks, there have been many demonstrations to open up business once again after COVID 19 has caused such havoc in our society. People with guns have stormed state legislatures in the US. Somewhat more peaceful protestors have marched on legislatures in Canada. "We need haircuts. We want tattoos. Our freedom is being curtailed."
I can understand their feelings to a point. Staying at home gets boring after a point. You clean a couple of rooms, sort through some files and there you are done. Food is good. The company is good. But still you miss seeing other people, spending time with them etc. I know business owners have been heard and some industries have almost ground to a halt. COVID 19 has been hard.
Yet it was necessary for things to stop. Things had to stop in order that lives could be spared. Things had to stop in order to keep our hospitals from being swamped. Things had to stop in order that we could adjust to this new normal, even if it was only for a few weeks or months. Things had to stop to contain this virus.
Now some governments are talking about opening up. Governments here are talking about coming up with gradual opening plans. I hope they do this cautiously. While I think all of us would like to have the ability to do what we want, opening too soon would mean that the virus could erupt again. Those of us in Alberta have seen how quickly the virus can spread (from just a few cases in the meat plant a couple of weeks ago to hundreds now). All of us may want our total release from this virus' hold right now, but to do so too quickly risks my life and yours. I am not going to be pushing the boundaries any too soon. I will follow the doctors' guidelines for as long as we are told we have to in order to remain safe. Let us remember the door opens just as a crack, not as a full opening. Blessings.