- May 9, 2013
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hmm,It's all very true. Although it's tough to compare the USA to one of those countries as this is a far bigger and more diverse place.
I can't speak for the rest of the country, but I know that we have massive community spread amongst young people here because so many of them know others who are asymptomatic. They just don't see it as a threat.
I personally know at least 25 people who were positive, and never received any medical attention at all. I still take the virus very seriously... I follow the mask and distance guidelines, and I get tested every 2-3 weeks, but the reality is that COVID isn't as frightening or mysterious as it was before, unless you're in a very vulnerable group. So people who don't feel particularly vulnerable are now choosing to ignore the rules and resume their old social habits. I think that it's just going to play out that way. Americans just won't accept the tougher measures that other countries can impose.
Disclaimer: I'm not saying this with any judgement or slant either way. I get enough political bickering and bitching on Facebook. Just stating what I see here in Los Angeles, a place with some of the toughest restrictions in the country.
I want to agree with you, but it best the question that at what point are we collectively going to say enough is enough. I never knew we'd get there but at nearing 200K infections per day its crazy, and I see us getting to 1.5 to 2K deaths a day with hospital resources stretched.
surely vaccines will help but we are months away from the general population having access to that. at least we can give thanks that scientists have had success there