Historically, when people wanted to keep the enemy at bay, they built a fort around their community (envision the fort in Mackinaw City). But some enemies can’t be stopped by building a physical barrier around the community.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is that sort of enemy. It can, and will, be stopped. But we have to be wily, thinking and acting quickly.
We are the wall that will stop the enemy. Our actions dictate if we are the strong or weak section of the wall. As is the case when a city falls to a conquering army, if the COVID-19 siege breaks through the wall, everyone is at risk.
If you are a generally healthy person, young or live an isolated life, your personal risk is likely small. But, do you have aging parents or grandparents? Is your neighbor immune suppressed from cancer treatment? Do you have a cousin with asthma? You are their wall, too.
If we contain COVID-19, it won’t be because it didn’t really exist. It will be because we built a really solid wall. We can pat ourselves on the back.
If we don’t contain it, let’s make sure we learn something without pointing fingers. No one wants a bad outcome. Let’s be generous to those making fast-paced decisions for and with us, locally and nationwide.
As Ben Franklin said “We must, indeed, all hang together or most assuredly, we will all hang separately.”
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