Today in my neighborhood, twenty-one teenagers had a gigantic pool party, splashing, hugging and partying this Saturday afternoon. They and the hosting parents were either in denial or arrogantly defying emergency public health “distancing and containment” orders.
Even though these youngsters will probably not have symptoms, just one contagious infected kid in that pool will result in maybe 42 parents that they will kiss or hug this week (and probably fatally infect a number of their grandparents).
I’m afraid these kids, and it appears many adults also, think they are invincible and wonder what’s all the fuss about. We have all been told repeatedly that the non-symptomatic youth may be the “Typhoid Mary’s” of this pandemic.
Considering the mounting death numbers we’ve heard, I don’t have to tell you how disturbing a sight like this was.