Yes, I used the word “clown” in the headline of this blog.
That will offend the people who think we just need to whisper quietly to the people who refuse to follow COVID-19 protocols and recommendations from public health officials.
They think if we just keep quietly urging them to use common sense then these folks will magically do it, despite health officials quietly urging this common sense for most of 2020.
I’m tired of the quiet urging. I’m fed up with reckless people who ignore the quiet urging.
I’m also stunned by the actions of the clown I refer to in the headline who decided to go beyond ignore protocols to outright vandalism.
As you can see from the photo, someone took a few of the signs posted by the City of Burnaby and tossed them into Deer Lake. The signs were put up because the city wants people to walk in the same direction to limit people getting too close to each other.
Seems like a simple ask. But, apparently not.
I was messaged by a friend saying that these clowns who vandalize COVID-19 safety signs are probably just suffering from “pandemic fatigue” – a new term that is giving shelter to some folks who don’t want to follow protocols and recommendations.
Yeah, I get it, people are fed up. So am I. But COVID-19 is now getting worse so it’s time to pull it together and do what’s right to clamp down on the pandemic.
Whining about it isn’t going to flatten the curve. Actions will because whispering messages doesn’t seem to be working.
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