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TIME FOR CHANGE.
A closeup examination of the artist’s latest cover, in which the murder of George Floyd embodies the history of violence inflicted upon black people in America.
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It's going to rain the next few days, so you might as well have something good to read. Our March issue:
CALLING ALL COVIDIOTS: JUST WEAR THE DAMN MASK!
by Fredricka Maister
A customer walks into a supermarket and asks an employee, “Where can I find the nuts?” “They’re in the toilet paper aisle,” says the employee.
I chuckled every time I told this joke as I entertained the optics of customers scrambling to fill their shopping carts with Charmin, leaving empty shelves in their wake. Now, in retrospect, I don’t find it funny but disturbing, a harbinger of the self-centered mindset that is ailing America in the Age of Coronavirus.
To date, I have yet to score, in-store or online, Purell, Lysol or Clorox. I understand the hoarding mentality as a way of exerting a semblance of personal control over an uncontrollable global pandemic, but to hoard at the expense of others, who also need to self-protect against the ravages of COVID-19, is unconscionable.
This selfishness has become even more apparent as states, pressured by the current administration and a segment of American society experiencing “corona-fatigue syndrome,” begin to reopen the economy and relax stay-at-home guidelines. The rush to reopen is happening despite the reality that new infections are ramping up and the respected University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is projecting a doubling of U.S. fatalities by early August.
These facts are not “fake news.” Turn on the TV or check out Facebook and you will immediately become bombarded with the grim reality. You will also become privy to the reckless actions of the “covidiots,” those who cluster without face masks and social distancing in places like New York’s Central Park, Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia where I live, and the reopened beaches in Florida and California. I have friends, all of whom practice the mandated protocols, leave such public spaces because they are too “congested” and “unsafe.”
The covidiots, many possibly asymptomatic, may experience these gatherings as harmless interactions of folks celebrating spring and liberation from being cooped up at home. I, in the at-risk group of people over 60 sheltered in place, imagine invisible COVID-19 droplets bouncing from person to person with abandon. Medical experts have warned of an even more devastating second wave of coronavirus misery if we continue to feed the virus with complacency, non-compliance, and brazen disregard of future consequences.
Especially telling was the image of spectators gathered on the National Mall in Washington to witness the Blue Angels/Thunderbirds flyover to thank frontline workers battling coronavirus. Many in the crowd were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing. All this despite the fact that the Capitol was under lockdown with stay-at-home orders in place! Aiding and abetting community spread is no way to honor at-risk, overtaxed and overwhelmed COVID workers.
Unlike other unmasked covidiots such as the armed mob in militia garb who stormed the Michigan State Capitol, jammed together shoulder-to-shoulder, or the crowds gathered nationwide to protest lockdown restrictions, the covidiots I’m writing about have no anti-government or economic agenda. They just want to go outside to socialize as they did in normal times.
Make no mistake, I get it. Having decided to leave my apartment only once a week to grocery shop, I feel antsy and stir crazy, too, and yearn to return to my pre-COVID life of working out at the gym, meeting friends at a restaurant, sipping my morning coffee in a café, seeing a show, hanging out in the park, even going to the dentist. On my weekly outings, I would love not to sweat under an uncomfortable mask or have to dodge unmasked joggers on the sidewalk who have no concept of staying six feet away as they breathe heavily into the air we share. It’s not what I want; it’s what I must do, as repeatedly prescribed by Drs. Fauci and Birx, to protect myself and others from this killer virus.
Why do people resist masking up to the point that in Michigan, a security guard at a Dollar Store, the father of eight, was shot to death for insisting that a woman wear a mask inside the store? The suspect justified the murder by saying the guard showed “disrespect.”
Even Vice President Pence had the unmitigated gall to show up at, of all places, the Mayo Clinic, as the “lone unmasked ranger” in a Coronavirus ward.
I simply cannot wrap my mind and heart around such destructive, narcissistic behavior. Are these covidiots so ignorant that they don’t comprehend that our coronavirus response is a matter of life and death? Hasn’t it registered that they could asymptomatically carry coronavirus in their bodies and unknowingly infect, even kill, family, friends and who knows how many others? Maybe they don’t know anyone who has succumbed to the virus and are in denial, believing “this could never happen to me.” That would be misguided since none of us has immunity and is invincible, even the young and healthy.
I shudder to think that this group, who disrespect the unalienable right of the majority to remain healthy and alive, could be so uncaring and self-serving in their desire for momentary gratification. If only they could empathize and consider the dire consequences for the rest of us. Being a covidiot is not just idiotic, but callous and inhumane.
Trump’s Bid to Become Born-Again Fails as Jesus Turns Down Friend Request
The turndown from Jesus Christ, the inspiration behind one of the world’s most prominent religions, caps what has been a tough month for Trump.
During the global coronavirus pandemic, FringeArts is pivoting the focus of our Happy Hour on the Fringe podcast to check in with artists, audiences, and community partners during these unprecedented times. Since we can’t gather, we’re diving into how artists are responding to the pandemic, the intersection between art and public health, and how community partners are working to meet the specific needs of their constituents. Learn more about what we’re doing at FringeArts by visiting FringeArts.com/covid-19, and enjoy our virtual conversations with some of the most imaginative people on this plane of existence.
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