Good grief - “No shirt, no shoes, no service” - has nothing at all to do with health concerns. It was a reaction to the growing hippie culture and provided a means for business owners to restrict access to their businesses at a time when discrimination by any other means was becoming very unacceptable.Rockie wrote: ↑Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:08 am “No shirt, no shoes, no service” is universally accepted as a sensible health precaution and nobody loses their minds over it, but somehow masks during a pandemic is a violation of some morons’ rights and a government conspiracy to subjugate citizens and destroy society. It’s amazing how a simple piece of cloth costing a few cents brings out the total assholes among us.
As to older people dying - has anyone surveyed them to see if they want the "protection" they're getting? Being completely cut off from their loved ones, isolated and poorly treated isn't something any of the elders I know want. Some folks rant and rave about the poor levels of service and care in seniors housing and yet, to protect the residents, they cut off family completely and in many cases the family are a significant component of the care they receive. Certainly there are some residents that rarely get visitors, but in my experience with both sets of parents and talking with my peers, most have significantly engaged families and get lots of care from them.
For myself, I know I would much rather have my last days/months shortened but spent with my family and friends, than extended by being locked down in solitary confinement. After all, in our current society, isn't solitary the most extreme punishment we can use in our penal system? Solitary As quoted in the preceding article
"The practice of solitary confinement is described by Ivan Zinger, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, as “the most onerous and depriving experience that the state can legitimately administer in Canada.”