This is why I have such a hard time watchin folks crowd beaches and protest in front of store fronts. They will take all that personally incurred risk and spread it to “essential worker” populations. Often Black and Latinx. Who have nowhere near the same resources to survive.
If it was just folks taking their life into their own hands, it’s puzzling and unfortunate but that is not the only downstream impact. These people are going into the grocery store, having people come clean their houses, going to the post office or bank - often without masks.
It is a stunning lack of social solidarity because their timelines are not littered with sick people or the relatives of sick people going to the hospital or dying.
And truly, it is not a coincidence this all started to pick up steam when it became clear that the health disparities of Black, Latinx, and Native people was driving tragic outcomes in our people.
You better believe if 20 to 50 year old white people were more vulnerable and dying, this wouldn’t be happening.
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