Excuse me while I have another meltdown. I don’t know if the heat is getting to me or the air quality caused by the Canadian fires. I have freed myself from the big news outlets. I tune in for weather reports, but even those have been cause for a mental breakdown these past few weeks. Yesterday I lapsed into world and local news and today I’m feeling quite depressed. For those of us in our senior years of living, anything regarding our health is of major interest, but like most Americans today, I’m tired of all this talk of masking again. Personally I hated wearing a mask, because of my breathing disorder. I never felt good while wearing one. In fact I’d often have great difficulty breathing and begin to have coughing fits. However, I wore a mask when I’d do my grocery shopping and watched church online. I also stayed home.
Now everyone is saying we should mask up again. It’s our patriotic duty to do so. I had both vaccinations for this dreaded disease. I followed orders from our commander in chief. Now I’m told that I may be a carrier of this deadly virus because of it. At the time of getting the shots, I was guilted into doing so, because I want to be good neighbor and citizen. There are plans to mask our children when they return to school in the fall. Has anyone even looked at the possibility that this might have to do with massive gathering events which are taking place across our country? When we were in isolation for a year and a half, I felt healthier than I ever did. We jumped from not gathering to immensely crowded situations in a matter of weeks after vaccinations were administered. What did we expect to happen?
Once those shots were administered, everyone felt a sense of relief and security because they felt they were protected. We have become such a herd of sheep when it comes to our own health and that of others in our community. Unfortunately, along with COVID, we have been in a steady decline of not trusting those who govern us. It makes for a huge powder keg waiting to explode.
When a disease is used for political gain, something has to be done. It’s obvious to me that prior to the last election, everything was blamed on Trump. Now everything is being blamed on COVID19. It should all blow over after the midterm election next year. (I say that with a slight hint of sarcasm.) I expect the mask mandates to take place in a week or so. Then we’ll talk again about washing hands, social distancing and another quarantine.
I will not be watching the news again for a while. If we happen to go to war, or fall off the face of the planet, I hope someone will let me know. Instead, I will be turning to my Bible for instructions on how to live.