For the April 19, 2021 KGUA radio Morning Writer’s Hour, we are asked to free write about what that voices in our head are telling us.
Yo, Danny Boy. Sup?
I gotta say it’s been a tough year. All this coronavirus stuff. But, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
What! That’s the best you can do, that tired old cliché. There’s got to be more stirring around in your noggin!
Okay, here’s a thought. In the main, I think too many Americans don’t give a rat’s patootie about other Americans dying from the coronavirus and that’s why they bristle at the restrictions.
Whoa. You know, over half million have died.
Oh, no question. But after 14 months Americans have done the math and like their odds.
Back up. Explain that one to me.
Think about it. There are 340 million Americans. If 600,000 die from the coronavirus, that’s less than two-tenths of one percent who go to the Great Beyond.
And if that’s the calculus, people think why mask, avoid restaurants and concerts, and miss out on big weddings? They just don’t care because they think it just ain’t going to happen to them.
While I chew on that, got anything lighter to end on?
No, I don’t. Can you believe that Americans were really paying that much attention to their seventh grade math teacher!
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