Every expert on the planet right now is telling people to stay home and stay safe. By restricting our daily movements and contact with others we stop the virus from spreading, it’s that simple.
It’s actually quite astounding how many people have trouble grasping this relatively simple idea. I’m down in Florida where pictures of crowded beaches pop up every day and the dipshit governor still won’t take drastic measures to isolate the population. I had to pick up a prescription at a CVS last Friday inside of a Target store and I was legit shocked to see that it was business as usual for Target shoppers. The parking lot was packed, people were shopping for things like toys and clothes, shoppers weren’t making any effort to stay 6-feet apart, and the store was just as busy as any other Friday.
Meanwhile, some people are going to the ends of the earth (literally) to isolate themselves. A couple from Quebec drove over 3,000 miles to Whitehorse, Yukon and then hopped on a plane to the tiny town of Old Crow which is home to only 280 people. They did this in an attempt to flee the coronavirus threat without taking into consideration that the locals wouldn’t want them there, that the town doesn’t have healthcare, and that it was a stupidly selfish move all around.
“They perceived our community as a life raft from COVID-19,” Dana Tizya-Tramm, chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, told the Star.
Townsfolk knew what they had to do: Isolate the couple and get them on the next flight out. In the Arctic community of roughly 280 people, Old Crow has only one nursing station and a doctor who flies in once every couple of months; they can’t risk the chance of a coronavirus outbreak.
About 48 hours later, police escorted the couple onto a plane, which took them back to Whitehorse. (via The Star)
This isn’t too far off from ‘Armed Mainers’ chopping down a tree and blockading people inside a house after assuming they could be infected with the virus. People don’t want outsiders showing up right now, ESPECIALLY if there’s ZERO access to healthcare.
It is pretty poetic that they traveled to the end of the earth only to be locked inside and then kicked out by the local police. I sincerely doubt they ever considered the locals, at any point, during their idiotic journey. This was all about self-preservation and that bit them in the ass because all they had to do in order to stay safe was keep their asses at home.
Don’t ‘flee’ the virus. Stay your ass at home. Sit on the couch. Ride this out like everyone else who is being responsible.