first..you gain points for attitude, intention and flexibility. Your leadership is the example,your actions and words are a far greater positive influence on the outcome we both desire. And friends,family,co workers and community are part of a long term,so heavy handed enforcement of a government mandate you don't feel strongly about will likely be disastrous short and long term..When the morbidly obese man riding the mobility scooter with a basket full of little debbies and pork rinds says that the unvaccinated, mask-less shoppers are putting his life in danger, I have zero sympathy. I also have zero sympathy for the pickers above. They've all made their choices. As to mandates, while I am vaccinated, and encourage my employees to get vaccinated, I would not enforce government mandates if they applied to us. I am pro choice when it comes to the reproductive rights of women, and I am pro choice when it comes to vaccines. How many points do I lose?
As far as my opinion..I talk a big game,but I know others on the other side have passion and reasoning for their views..I am certainly willing to listen and make compromises that again,get us all towards the finish line of normal..together and paramount..alive..
We can't let the virus get us going in a million directions..how this political division in a medical crisis was thrust upon us is clear..unfortunate..unforgettable but clear, from the words and actions of our leadership,who could not keep their eyes on the prize..instead looked for blame,deflection,denial..and look at our dead and suffering and imagine what cooperation,compassion,resolve would have looked like..