Weekend air travel hit a pandemic-era record. It's unbelievable how selfish we are.
Are these people at schools that are open? school for many of us is already remote and not going back so - especially for those driving and not flying - why should they not go away, assuming not visiting people?
OP: I've seen three, super wealthy, private school parents posting from places they've obviously flown too. All different private schools but they are all trying to be open but get shut down by positive cases. And believe me, these are the parents who complain! Idiots.
I would say aside from putting their school community at risk and ignoring all of the guidance to not travel, it's just incredibly tone-deaf. So many right now are worried about their businesses, can't see their parents and or lost someone.
because they will inevitably come into contact with people. You can't travel without exposing yourself and others. Health officials are begging people to stay home, but some people just think the ask isn't for them.
I cannot understand the people who insist on using social media to publicly display their sheer stupidity and lack of compassion.
It’s mind boggling.
like our president?
I have a friend who did this. While she hasn't complained much about school closing I know she was bummed about it. Travelled cross country not just to see her family but also visited friends indoors all complete with pictures on her IG account. It's not just tone deaf, it's the kind of naivety that verges on stupidity and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to see her in the same light again.
yes, i am seeing people in a new light as well. it's the let them eat cake attitude
There are ways to travel safely, for example if you rent an airbnb and drive to it with your family; and dont mix households or eat in restaurants. It's hard to make a blanket statement. I think if people are at schools that are closed and almost certainly not opening and they skip town for their mental health then that's ok. The question is how would schools possibly reopen with a 3% threshold? We are not going to be under 3% until the vaccine kicks in, realistically. So I think most people prob realize our kids aren't going back to school no matter what they do. That being said, flying and socializing and all that is still not a smart idea. But skipping town to a cabin by a beach that you drive to with your same family - fine.
Maybe. But a number of people I know have lost relatives in this. Every time they see people flouting the guidance it hurts them. I just don't understand how people are so inconsiderate of all happening around them. (and the people i've seen all obviously flew)
Thank you for saying this. It does hurt.
I completely sympathize with the loss. I have known many people who died this year - it's tragic and devastating on so many levels. At the same time, people need to keep living their lives. That's why we're all here -- to continue living as best we can. Take the precautions and do what you need to do. I really don't judge - you don't know what's going on in people's lives. Monitoring social media to see who is and isn't complying with your sense of propriety and guidance just seems very, very stressful and like it's a bad idea on a lot of levels.
Beware of the green eyed monster
this isn't misplaced jealousy, many people can travel and chose not to. many are making sacrifices. if you are not, you don't need to flaunt it. it reads as incredibly insensitive and out of touch.
Not jealous. More like angry and exhausted. I’m an ER doctor and I see the results of these decisions.