Lubbock Covid-19 Cases May Have Increased, But Are Much Lower Than Last Fall
It's never far from anyone's lips.
"So, do you think we are shutting down again?" "Think we need to mandate masks?" "You should need your vaccine passport to leave the house!" "Why do you want to kill Grandma?"
The fear of the coronavirus' new Delta variant is the hot topic on everyone's minds, and while everyone has an opinion (and are almost always correct in their own world), this next wave of Covid-mania is causing people to, in this writer's opinion, do dumb crap again and panic needlessly.
(WARNING: INDEPENDENT AND DANGEROUS THOUGHT AHEAD)
Mask mandates are being issued by those without any authority to do so, businesses are requiring vax cards for entry, and politicians on both sides of the issue are fueling clueless TV talking points. All while sheeple on the left and right lap up and parrot any information that they can if it drives their own personal beliefs.
Just STOP already.
We hear statistic after statistic that will spin the story any way we wish, but one stat stands out above the rest. The one that shows that the fear far outweighs the actual data.
Wednesday (August 11th, 2021), the City of Lubbock reported 237 new cases of Covid-19 in the county. While that was up from what we had at this time last year (when Covid-19 hadn't really ramped up yet), it still sits far behind the height of our panic, when on any given day, nearly 700 new cases were being reported. Plus, there are only 2,600 active cases in the entire county. That's 1 percent of the population.
Plus, yesterday, 1 new death was reported from Covid-19. One.
So, is it worth pausing your life again? Nope. Not even close. 99 percent of the population is healthy, so why punish everyone? I'm not a scientist, but I'm going to live my life as normal. I've had Covid-19 before, didn't bother me in the least, and I'm not afraid. If you want to wear a mask, a lead suit, or stay in your basement for life, knock yourself out, that's your prerogative, But you have no right to tell me how to live my life. If I get it, I get it. That's my worry. My kids are going to school, I'm going to work, and we're living normally, taking care of us. If you don't want it, stay home or wear your mask or get the shot if you want to. I really don't care, and you are not my problem.
Besides, as Governor Abbott said, there are no mandates because we believe in PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. If you'd rather someone else make decisions for you, then you really can't call yourself "free."
Thank you for coming to my TED talk.