Right as all of this was starting to go down, I saw someone on tv say you have to take people just a hair shy of the panic point to get them to comply to public health warnings, but just one hair more sends them into either paralyzing fear or panic - and that most public health officials and politicians aren't well suited in manipulating the public to the exact point of action without excessive fear and panic. (Hope this makes sense - I'm in a brain fog this morning)
That happened - to a lesser degree - with the AIDS/HIV fear/panic in the early 80s.
My elderly parents finally came out. My mom cracked a tooth and had to go to an oral surgeon last week. That broke the ice for them. Once they got out, there's no going back. They even met me and my grandson's girlfriend for lunch on Saturday at a local restaurant. It felt like an eternity since we had been out like that.
You are being normal in OK. We are supposed to be in our most open phase now, but even though restaurants can open with 50% occupation most are not.
I feel no different then when we were on lockdown cause still the masks,gloves and social distancing.
they announce the first of the counties that had gone into the third phase of green
about a month back are starting the count upward with positive cases,again...and this is
after flattening, and still wearing masks and distancing and such.
The most interesting part is the allowance of concerts to go forward.
But a maximum of 250 people in the crowd?
This includes, but is not limited to, a concert, festival, fair, conference
And no idea if it will ever lift because if it keeps coming back then periodic lock downs will be the norm.