Social distancing is inhuman. It’s the malicious banning of all human contact by government edict, and the quiet acceptance of it probably did much to embolden America’s current Red Dawn. Here’s your checklist for determining whether you can dare to risk giving your father a hug on Father’s Day:
Can you visit your dad safely on Father’s Day? A doctor gives you a checklist
By Lynne Anderson, 17 June 2020
[EDIT: actually by Claudia Finkelstein. Lynne’s picture remains below for continuity with comments.]
I bet she was pretty before the stresses of med school got to her.
As a physician, daughter and socially responsible human, I’m finding Father’s Day to be complicated for me this year, as it is for millions.
It’s not complicated. He’s your father and you, “as a physician”, surely know how to not spread disease during a visit.
Questions of whether and how to see my adult children and my own elderly father present medical and ethical quandaries. As an associate professor of family medicine with a focus on wellness, I’d like to share with you my thinking about this using some tools to aid discernment as Father’s Day approaches.
Wouldn’t it be great if choosing time with parents or offspring were ever an easy decision to make?
Good news! It is! And if the government decrees differently then it still is!
However, the answer is rarely that simple. This year, in the midst of a global pandemic and the need to continue to practice social distancing as states loosen stay-at-home guidelines, the decision is even more complex than usual.
Is there any science behind two-metre social distancing rule…? Government adviser says guidelines on keeping apart was ‘conjured out of nowhere’
Social distancing orders for people to keep two metres apart to stop the spread of coronavirus is not based on any scientific research, a government adviser has said.
Robert Dingwall, from the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), said the rule was ‘conjured up out of nowhere’. …
Mr Dingwall told Radio 4’s Today: ‘We cannot sustain [social distancing measures] without causing serious damage to society, to the economy and to the physical and mental health of the population.
‘I think it will be much harder to get compliance with some of the measures that really do not have an evidence base. I mean the two-metre rule was conjured up out of nowhere.’
He added: ‘Well there is a certain amount of scientific evidence for a one-metre distance which comes out of indoor studies in clinical and experimental settings.
‘There’s never been a scientific basis for two metres, it’s kind of a rule of thumb. But it’s not like there is a whole kind of rigorous scientific literature that it is founded upon.’
The government put the UK on lockdown on March 23 and enforced social distancing to try to combat the spread of the virus which has killed nearly 20,000.
I have come up with a matrix to help you decide how to safely celebrate in a fact-based and safe manner. This matrix weighs the many factors to consider, specifically related to the pandemic.
Assessing your personal risk is one aspect of the matrix. Are you or is your father in a high-risk group? Presence of chronic disease or age over 65 are two major risks. You can check this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chart for more specific details.
“Get away from me, Daddy! You’re too OLD!”
Besides your specific personal risks, are either of you in repeated contact with the public through your job? Did you participate in the protests or spend time in other crowded public events?
Even then, just wash your hands and don’t French-kiss him.
Are you symptomatic?
Have you been exposed to a carrier? Are young children, who can be asymptomatic carriers, in the picture?
How do women end up like this? Acting as if kindness to family was a limited amount of currency to be hoarded?
If any of these questions is answered with a yes, it is certainly wise to forgo any thought of an in-person visit. If all are no, you can proceed to the next part of the matrix.
Where you live matters
Are you in a high-prevalence area for coronavirus or in a state with rising rates? If you are in a sparsely populated area with low regional prevalence, it makes more sense to consider an in-person visit than if you (or he) live in a place with a high number of cases or rising numbers of cases. Check your local prevalence here.
Your zip code doesn’t determine risk levels unless it’s a special case like NYC or SF. Those people don’t do anything without government approval anyway.
If neither of you is at elevated risk and you are not in an extremely high-prevalence area, the next question is: Can you see each other in person without violating any orders? Consult this link for reopening plans affecting your state.
This author is definitely a natural-born slave.
Remember that the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico also have restrictions, including a self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Canada. Obviously, any need to travel and ability to quarantine must enter the matrix calculation.
That’s an entirely different checklist: “international travel restrictions”. Is this woman searching for reasons to avoid family?
Finally, can your in-person visit follow social distancing recommendations? Can you be six feet apart – ideally, outdoors – wash hands frequently and avoid physical contact? Remember, it may be tough not to hug, especially if you do decide to bring children.
If so, finally, you need to examine your own and your father’s risk tolerance. If either of you is extremely anxious, stick to virtual connection.
Love and gratitude, while ideally communicated in person, can still be expressed virtually or by phone.
Humans are a social species. We need to be around each other. America’s MDs are highly educated yet dangerously ignorant, if they don’t respect non-scientific matters such as the importance of human touch.
I cannot believe how many people can be told to end all human contact indefinitely and they not only do it, they go Karen on the people who insist on hugs and handshakes.
You may overtly acknowledge that the greater act of love for each other, as well as your community, is to stay home.
These days we have been asked to reexamine what “normal” looks like in so many ways.
NO WE DON’T! HUMAN NORMAL IS DEFINED BY GOD NOT THE HOMOPEDO GLOBALIST BUREAUCRACY!
The belief that human nature is “infinitely malleable” has been in the Communist Manifesto since its first edition. The core of every Communist revolution has been reinventing default human behavior away from Christ and towards the State.
As we see happening right now. Consult this checklist of government regulations for whether you can safely pay a visit to Dad on Father’s Day! “No symptoms” is no excuse!
Perhaps the increased opportunity for reflection afforded by the pandemic, as well as the restrictions imposed, will teach us to honor our loved ones in many small ways throughout the year. The gift of attention – by phone, email or snail mail – is always possible.
Translation, “you could just forget about Father’s Day entirely.” Sure, let’s make our holidays go away together with the statues marking our history. Everything but the globalist agenda is racist!
And remember that another holiday – July 4 – is just around the corner, and you will need to think about safety then, too.
She didn’t even try to call it “Independence Day”. That’s fine. She doesn’t know the meaning of the word.
The best way to say you care about your father is to say it in person.
Happy Father’s Day to all who are!