You probably aren’t socially distancing for yourself

I still have some Trump supporting friends on Facebook and I read this from one of them:

When the State tells you it’s safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it’s not about your health.

When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it’s not about your health.

When the State bans dentists because its unsafe, but deems abortion visit is safe, it’s not about your health.

When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it’s dangerous, but allows in person lottery ticket sales, it’s not about your health.

When the State tells you it’s dangerous to go golf alone, fish alone or be in a motor boat alone, but the Governor can get his stage make up done, and hair done for 5 TV appearances a week, it’s not about your health.

When the state puts you IN a jail cell for walking in a park with your child or dog because it’s too dangerous but lets criminals OUT of jail cells for their health- It’s not about YOUR health!

When the state tells you it’s too dangerous to get treated by a doctor of chiropractic or physical therapy treatments yet deems a liquor store essential- It’s not about your health!

When the State lets you go to the grocery store or hardware store but is demanding mail-in voting, ITS NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.

WAKE UP PEOPLE — If you think this is all about your health you’re mistaken! Please open your eyes! Stop being lead like blind sheep.

UPDATE: I got this comment:

Please put the writer under Ron Kaura. I am the writer. I own the blog company USLiveToday and I am the original owner of this Document of Its not about your health.

And yes, I actually, believe it or not, agree with some points.

1. Not everyone agrees with what is essential or not. Where I live: carry out food is legal and I do it..partly for the good food, and partly because I want these businesses to be open after this is over.
2. There is corruption in government (and in everything humans do, really) and some decisions as to what to keep open and what to close won’t be made honestly.
3. And yes, government makes “honest” bad decisions from time to time.
4. And most importantly, social distancing really isn’t about the health of the individual.

Example: I might go to a crowded event and I’d probably be fine. I might not get the virus and if I did, there is a good chance I’d end up asymptomatic or with just a moderately bad illness.
But that really isn’t the point: the point is that if I got the virus, I’d almost certainly spread it to others who in turn would spread it to others and to others…exponential growth.
And when something grows exponentially, it will eventually catch a lot vulnerable people who end up in the hospital..and dying. The percentage might be small, but if the virus spreads widely, the actual number would be large (e. g. 1 percent of 100,000 people is still 1000 people)

So social distancing is about breaking the chain of spread: it really isn’t about MY health. It is about the overall health of my community.

(ok: I live with an old person with moderately compromised lungs…)


I tweaked my back yesterday but felt ok when I woke up, so I did the same course as last Sunday and Thursday..a little bit faster. I was just under 48 at Heading and Western, 49:3x at Parkside and 1:11:23 at the end of 10K. And I was almost 6 minutes faster than in similar weather last Sunday, and after a better deadlift workout (with a sorer back)

Go figure. And no NSAIDs prior to the run either.

After lunch, I gave platelets and it went ok this time.