The Teachers’ Lounge
Six months ago, who would have thought we’d be where we are today? Riding out a global health pandemic right into social protests and demands for justice and equality for African American people. We have never had dual social disaster before (at least as far as I can remember) and I hope we never have it again. The fact is, we are where we are. This unfortunate time provides a good opportunity for each of us as individuals to reflect on who we are, who we claim to be and who we endeavor to become.
As it relates to the health pandemic, it seems that many have determined either the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is not credible with its advice to wear masks because COVID19 can be spread asymptomatically, or their personal comfort is their immediate priority because wearing masks has gotten old. We are a nation of spoiled people. Given the number of people who have died related to COVID19, it would be considerate of others for all to wear the masks despite one’s own desire not to. Yet, many seem to think otherwise.
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