Risk

I'm annoyed by the older, high-risk people I know who refuse to take COVID seriously. They're exactly the kind of people who are likely to have complications or even die if they get the virus. Ex. frail elderly couple in their 80s, he's going to the grocery store daily. Ex. man in his 60s with high blood pressure and diabetes who won't do social distancing and won't listen to anyone who tells him he should since he's convinced he doesn't need to. Even if they don't care about their own risk (which is sad, because I care about them), there's the reality that our health care system can't handle this.

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Anonymous

Mar 27, 2020 at 1:42pm

Are you for fucking real?
How else do you expect a frail senior to get their groceries?
They have to make more visits.
Why don't you fucking offer to help them instead of writing a whiny post about it?

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Senior@op

Mar 27, 2020 at 2:49pm

I'm in a high risk group. I need to avoid the flu, colds, shingles, allergies, bad food, and a whole lot more. That stuff can kill me. With all this social distancing going on I feel safer than ever going out and about. I just take precautions like hand washing and go about my daily life and hope for the best. If I had to hide in my apartment in fear of getting sick, I'd consider myself already dead. But I get your point. I shake my head at those guys who share cars. It seems they might be doomed. But we won't know if the health system can handle it. Humans are very resourceful.

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So what?

Mar 27, 2020 at 2:53pm

When you're old and frail with underlining health issues how do you think you're going to die? Most likely it's by flu or phenomena. People aren't allowed to die anymore from their complications? Well, I guess we all just have to become immortal now, don't we? lol.

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At Op

Mar 27, 2020 at 5:56pm

I see people my age(23) also younger than myself and not much older being the most careless. How are these seniors going to get food, are you watching all their moves on a steady. You sound creepy and not well.

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OP

Mar 27, 2020 at 9:14pm

Wow, way to make a lot of incorrect assumptions. The guy going to the grocery store every day has no need to go at all because they have MULTIPLE PEOPLE offering to do the grocery shopping for them. He's not going because he needs to. They also have a car and ample storage space in their home, so there's no way he needs to go every day. I can't imagine ANYONE needing to go to the grocery store every day. Certainly not during a fucking pandemic.

But thanks for acting like I'm the asshole for being concerned about people I care about...

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Actually...

Mar 27, 2020 at 9:41pm

...the way my life is presently, I feel like going and licking shopping carts. Being old is bad enough, but being old, disabled, and alone and broke, is about as bad as it gets. So personally, I wouldn’t mind an excuse to check out now.

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H.H

Mar 27, 2020 at 10:04pm

The original poster made me laugh. I guess I am an old guy to you. The amount of younger people I saw at the beaches,having picnics,drinking beer,hanging out just like it was any other regular sunny day without any regard for staying a safe distance was appalling. Open your eyes a little wider ,you might notice the same thing. The rain this weekend should help people stay indoors.

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@HH

Mar 28, 2020 at 12:12pm

So you were at the beach with all the picnic people? Sweet.

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HH

Mar 28, 2020 at 8:38pm

Yes I was at the beach. On the trails......by myself,walking my dog. Staying away from people. Not sitting on blankets,picnic tables,bbq ing with tons of other people with no regard whatsoever of the distance rule. But thanks for your concern. Sometimes you just have to shake your head.

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