To be fair, even many high risk people don’t take it that seriously either. At a customer’s house today, a couple that must be well into their 70s, and she’s telling me about the huge July 4 party they are going to have. Last week another older lady was telling me they’re done isolating, and are having their kids and grandkids around again. Yesterday a retired couple told me they had their kids and grand kids over for the weekend for their 40th anniversary.
Media can demonize young people for going to a bar and paint retirees as the victims of their irresponsible actions, but I don’t see how it’s much different than the old people having parties at their homes which my experience is showing to be fairly common at this point.
Seems to me the big quake is over but sometimes the after shocks are bad too. If the vulnerable community (as my governor puts it) want to party like it's 1999 that's on them. I don't mean to pick out one group as the worst violators, especially the millenials who already have blame for lots of other things. Much of the blame is cast on them by the generations that taught them to be the way they are or did not teach them at all.
My point was to say the younger crowd who have never faced a situation like deadly flu or in this case a new super bug and do not instictively understand the dangers of a simple virus. Heck one time at work a man I was working for kept ranting about those stupid young people this, those stupid young people that. I say "hey buster, I'm one of those stupid young people and frankly I'm tired of hearing how stupid we are from people like you who never taught us jack squat". He was my mentor for the next 5 years. Now it's my turn to teach the young. I cannot undo the habits of foolish seasoned folks. But I can show the younger crowd how to avoid some of our mistakes while passing on some common sense approaches to life.
While cautioning one of my trainees yesterday outside on staying 6' away I pointed out how he was down wind of me. "What if I were sick and did not know it?" I blew a puff of my cigarette in his direction and showed him how my smoke could be contagious droplets. He saw that and stayed farther from me the rest of the day.