by Alex Lloyd Gross
Your seven year old kid is going nuts. It’s his birthday and he wants to have some friends over, just to share some cake and play some games. It’s just going to be a few hours.
As you walk down the street by yourself, you see a group of friends , maybe some you have not seen in a while. You stop to chat.
When you pull into a supermarket, the lot is packed and the line is going almost out the door just to check out. People are not six feet away, they are together. Especially lines to get free food at churches and food banks.
When you go for exercise, you grab a basketball and before you know it, 10 to 20 people in your neighborhood are having a game. Since it’s a beautiful night, several others have come out to watch. Maybe there is a BBQ and some music.
In 2020 NONE of that is acceptable. Not just yet. That seven year old coming to your house from down the block, his mother has COVID-19.She just does not show symptoms yet. Congratulations. you gave him some cake and he gave your entire household coronavirus.
Those friends you have not seen, you do know know who they have been around. A few days later you now have symptoms.
That basketball game was fun. you worked up a seat and bumped into some players or spectators that transmitted the disease. .At Giant Supermarkets in Lower Bucks County and NE Philadelphia, the line is around the store, inside. No one is doing any social distancing and few of the customers or employees are wearing masks.
The longer people keep doing these things, the longer we will all be stuck inside our houses and our businesses will be closed. Within a few weeks, look for stores to restrict what you can buy. It is happening in other areas of the country. Televisions, paints, clothes are all put away or those sections are roped off.