Friday 20th of November 2020
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My brother is convinced that "the whole COVID thing isn't as bad as they're telling us." As evidence of this, he quoted some stuff from the CDC website. I asked him what made him a better judge of those numbers than the experts who posted them. Deflection to something else. His wife's family are similarly inclined except worse. His house is usually the one we go to for all holidays and such. There's no way in hell my wife and I are going over there this year. They take regular precautions while out and about, but not when they have people over and those people take almost none. Fuck that.
God, you and me both. Im so tired of feeling like a scolding school teacher to people nearly double my age. Viruses dont care about your holidays. You cant deluge it with Fox News so it agrees with your worldview. I was mad and stressed nearly all of this year. Now I just feel helpless and sad. Ive said and done all I can for the people I love and they keep sprinting towards a cliff.
My mother-in-law was diagnosed with COVID last Sunday. My wife has called every day this week to check on her. Every time, she invites us to Thanksgiving.