redsturgeon wrote:Both these two guys were described as "cast iron constitution" and "strong as an ox"
They obviously got it from somewhere or someone. I wonder what precautions, if any, they were taking?
And do we know for sure that they had no unreported health conditions?
I fear that paranoia is the biggest enemy.
Yes they clearly got it from somewhere, both were business owners and returned to work as soon as they could to put food on the table for their families and keep their staff employed.
They clearly were not taking enough precautions to avoid getting the disease. That is a very salient point but I remember in recent weeks the country being encouraged to both go back to work if at all possible and to eat out to help out. Were either of these two messages encouraging us to take every precaution we could to avoid catch Covid?
Did they have underlying health conditions? I can't be sure but why do we keep needing to push this idea that if you are healthy then you will be OK? Is that really true? That line reminds me of the people who get cancer when they were as fit as a fiddle, vegans, who never smoked or drank. Seems that it may be comforting to think of disease as only happening to people who somehow deserve it.
Paranoia is not usually useful, but to suggest that it is a bigger problem than the disease that has killed 45,000 and counting in this country, seems to be overstating the case. If someone is paranoid enough to socially distance, wash their hands frequently and wear a mask when mixing with others then it may actually be of benefit to them.
BTW I am not suggesting that I am that person. I travelled abroad in August and ate out in restaurants when the numbers were low (usually outside). I only wear a mask wear it is mandated and have met friends in pub gardens for drinks. Now the numbers are rising I am again limiting social contacts and if we go into lockdown I will follow guidelines.
Keep safe everyone.