Day 230: 2020 Pandemic. A Surge And What You Need To Do

Bob Mayer
2 min readOct 26, 2020
COVID-19 map

The White House surrendered; hell, they never even fought. But that doesn’t mean we have to.

We are at record numbers with no relief in sight. Compare the above map to what I was posting months ago.

Wear a mask. Hell, I wear two. I wear an N-100 which protects me but has a valve, so in consideration for others, I wear a survival mask over that. Focus on this story from 24 August. In Seoul, a woman who was positive when into a Starbucks. Contact tracing (which we barely do here because we have no national COVID policy and never have from the start) revealed at least 56 positives from other patrons. BUT the employees who were wearing masks didn’t catch it. They worked in there but were safe.

Wear a mask.


Stop being selfish. I drive by packed restaurants and shake my head. Seriously? Yes, I know it’s a business. But order take-out. Order delivery. Tip well.

Our numbers are not surging because we have great testing. We have shitty testing. We have no national policy. We have a hodgepodge of states responding to something while our leader works against effective techniques and has given up on it. Worse than given up. Gives fatal advice. That’s not political. That’s science. The virus doesn’t care if its blue state, red state, purple state. We’ve lost at least a quarter million people (the real numbers are actually low) directly from COVID. Hundreds of thousands others will die from secondary effects of the pandemic such as canceled doctor’s appointments, delayed checkups, etcetera.

Wear a mask. Be kind. Be considerate of others.

If we all wear masks we will save hundreds of thousands of fellow humans. Be a human.

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Bob Mayer

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