By Romelo Deida—
"Let's face it, people don't like being told what to do."
Even with all these warnings, there are people who still aren't abiding by these rules. People are continuing to congregate in large groups, throwing parties, going to beaches, and ignoring social distancing all together. People need to stay indoors, no matter how they feel or what they want to do.
Let's face it, people don't like being told what to do. The government wants us to stay confined within our homes for our own safety, yet there are people who won't listen dispite the danger of COVID-19. These types of people are the ones risking getting infected and passing along that infection to others. We all need to remain indoors to reduce the chance of infection, yet people don't understand that. There was a party hosted in Russelville, Arkansas which the host of the party tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was under quarantine at home due to them being suspected of having the virus, so why would they host a party? The thought flying through this person's head must have not considered risking the well being of other people, unless it was done intentionally.
A spring break-goer by the name of Brady Sluder was quoted saying, "If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I'm not going to let it stop me from partying." There are even others also flocking to Florida to party on the beach during this pandemic. There are lots of things you can do at home, safe and sound away from the risks of getting infected.
Forty four other people out of the dozens that went from Texas to Mexico for their spring break brought home corona for their families. These students disregarded the advice from the White house by having a group of over 10 people and traveled for nonessential reasons. Now the other people who shared flights are being monitored for signs of the virus, which can be preventing them from working at essential jobs, or being able to go out to get supplies, a lose-lose situation.
The only reasons people should be going out is to work if they have an essential job, or to resupply when they need to. People may want to go out of the house due to becoming restless, and if you feel that urge you still can as long as you practice being safe. You can go for a jog, walk your pets, and even see others albeit while maintaining a safe social distance as to not risk them or yourself.
People who aren't listening to these warnings are a danger to others. Not only are they risking themselves getting infected, but they are also putting those around them both in their homes and out in essential places at risk as well. We all need to cooperate and quarantine ourselves to make sure we defeat this virus.
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