COVID-19 & Privilege

It’s becoming more frequent that I see people say things along the lines of COVID is fake and the numbers are made up. So many are choosing not to wear a mask despite the mandatory order, going out regardless of the influx of cases in their cities, etc. I can wholeheartedly UNDERSTAND the frustration behind this pandemic. Yes. We’re stuck in the house (well those who are still choosing to quarantine); life is not back to “normal,” you have to wear this annoying ass contraption everywhere you go, whatever. I would like to say that those who can do or say things of that nature need to recognize their privilege.

What…privilege is not just about race & class?

Yea no.

I, a person who battles a chronic illness every day, does not have the PRIVILEGE or time to figure out if COVID is fake, man-made, real, or any of the sort. Now many of you know I don’t bring up my MS too much because I don’t want that to define me; however, in this situation, mainly, my overall goal is NOT to GET IT. Why? Because who knows what would happen to me. Will I be okay? Will I be asymptomatic? Will I die? These are all things that I have to worry about with a compromised immune system. I said that in my last post honestly, but that just shows the worry. Now is it as compromised as someone with a history of cancer? No. However, it’s incredibly frustrating to see people who I know and love being SO LAX about this situation and not considering people, like me, they could put in harm’s way.

I understand I can’t tell anyone how to live their life, but, I ask that you put yourself in someone else’s shoes for a moment. If you or your family member had a compromised immune system would you want people to be lackadaisical about this situation? No. I’m sure you wouldn’t. I want to be out and about just as bad, if not more, than the next person but I CAN NOT jeopardize my health or the health of someone else because I’m too selfish and in my own bubble to wear a mask when asked. It’s obvious the CDC, WHO, and government officials don’t have a good handle on this but that’s another rant for another time. All I ask is that you’re more mindful about people who don’t have the privilege not to worry.

To end this I’m including a small clip from one of my favorite actors Mr. Dan Levy. I think he said this so eloquently. Make wearing a mask you good deed for the day. <3

To sum up, this ENTIRE post, if you aren’t wearing a mask, please start & if you’ve become lazier, please put the cover back on. It’ll help EVERYONE.

How are you feeling about COVID right now? Please share in the comments!

Love Always, JoJo <3

Check your privilege.
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