Please stop arguing...


There’s so much in the news that we could be talking and arguing about… but we’re still debating about wearing masks. The daily number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths is at an all-time high, hospitals are again full, and front-line workers are more exhausted and at-risk than ever. And yet roughly half the US population doesn’t believe that wearing masks can and will reverse this surge and allow us and the economy to operate under some kind of new normal conditions.  Those truths are incontrovertible. But, 265 days into this pandemic, there it is. Now, hold that thought and think about this: in the midst of all this, Native American casinos have mostly re-opened and diligently enforced wearing masks and social distancing, and they have controlled the spread of this virus to manageable and acceptable levels. That too is incontrovertible. So, if you want to keep your business open to the extent practicable and be able to go out of your home in relative safety, then wear a mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands. And preach those safety practices to your family, friends, colleagues, employees, and customers. It’s as simple and incontrovertible as that. Do that and we will survive the next few months until these new vaccines are readily available to all. Don’t, and who knows how many more will get sick or die. Those are our incontrovertible choices today.

 

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965): British statesman, army officer, writer and Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII