This year will go down in history as the year that everything was either canceled or ruined. Those that are uninformed, or have bought into the media coverage will blame the Coronavirus for the disruption of our lives and the US economy. Those that really understand what is going on will rightly blame government overreaction to the Coronavirus as the true culprit causing so much misery.
This past weekend I would have attended the Woodstock Fair, however, like everything else fun, that was canceled. The number of Coronavirus cases in the surrounding area is quite low along with hospitalizations and deaths. The virus peaked way back in mid April. The only reason virus cases show up at all is because so many asymptomatic individuals are being tested.
Life for school children has been turned completely upside down and it is all so unnecessary. It has been reported so often that school aged children are barely affected by the virus. Most schools will require students to wear masks full time. Few ask whether this will be physically or mentally harmful to the children. I fear it will be both. Also schools will require that students maintain social distancing and not engage in any fun activities.
Massachusetts still leads the nation in unemployment thanks to our governors disastrous business lockdown. Restaurants can only operate at 25 percent capacity and all bars are still closed. Wearing masks in restaurants when walking to tables and when servers are near is required. Oh that is so much fun.
Concerts and other crowd intensive activities are still canceled in the State of Massachusetts. Any type of gatherings in this state is limited to just 50 people, The governor mandated that if you have ten or more in your own house or backyard everyone must wear masks. I say bite me to that.
Even going to the library has been turned into a depressing experience. Masks must be worn and social distancing is a must. They take down your information for contact tracing reasons.
The only way life gets back to normal for all of us is if we stand up and say enough is enough in very loud clear voices.