Amber Elliot’s column in the Washington Post is heartbreaking, but a must read as it’s indicative of what’s happening across the country. It’s unacceptable when a healthcare worker who is trying to save lives is forced to leave her job because of threats to her and her family. Anyone with one ounce of common decency should be outraged and condemn this. Is this who we are, indeed. Thanks to Jill for posting this.
Often, a crisis such as a pandemic brings people together as they fight a common enemy, however the current pandemic has done the exact opposite in the U.S. The reason it has driven us even further apart, of course, is that the ‘man’ in the Oval Office, the ‘leader’ of this nation, told people not to worry, that the coronavirus would be gone soon with minimal damage. He then went even further, calling it a ‘democratic hoax’ and telling people not to bother with such things as wearing masks or social distancing. Half the people in this country listened, instead, to the scientists and medical experts, but the other half listened to Trump and are now putting everyone’s lives at risk.
What follows is from a column in The Washington Post, written by Amber Elliott, a county health director in St. Francois County, Missouri, about the abuse she has taken…
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