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COVID-19 Concerns: How do you help others understand?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @ew100, you'll notice that I moved your message to this related discussion called "COVID-19 Concerns: How do you help others understand?" where other members are concerned about people not following safe COVID practices. I encourage you to click VIEW & REPLY and read through the past posts.

You're right that countries around the world have imposed variations to lock-down, quarantine protocols and stay home orders with varying degrees of success. You are certainly not alone in being frustrated by some people openly disagreeing and disregarding restrictions mandated by governments and health authorities. However, I would be cautious about painting any specific group based on age, race, location or any other divisive criteria as the single culprits of not staying home. Many young people are adhering to the rules. It is now well-known that the coronavirus affects people of all ages and even those who are healthy and fit.

In accordance with Mayo Clinic's Community Guidelines (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/tab/community-guidelines/), let us remain supportive, inclusive and respectful of all people. Let's use evidence-based information to help educate those who do not understand the importance of staying home.

You might also be interested in this discussion:
I'm high-risk. How to stay safe when things start opening again? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covig-19/

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Thank you Colleen for your reminder!