The United States of America has an issue with taking the coronavirus seriously. Much of that can be blamed on the clown in charge, superspreader of not only the virus itself but the largest amount of misinformation about said virus. Not only do we have leaders that downplay it from the top all the way down to some local governments, many of the American people generally fail to abide by the CDC guidelines for handling it in these uncertain times.
It doesn’t take much for this sickness to spread and it doesn’t take a large mistake to set off a chain reaction that leads to more infections — like what happened at the Rose Garden Massacre, and that chain still hasn’t been broken due to widespread mishandling and refusal to quarantine. It is that lack of leadership, that lack of a mask mandate, that causes us as a nation to inevitably continue to make these mistakes, allowing the virus to strive here.
That brings us to today’s news. It seems that our Surgeon General Jerome Adams received a citation for violating coronavirus policies in Hawaii while he was there assisting in their response to the virus. The Surgeon General allegedly thought he could pull a Chris Christie and have a national park, which was shut down due to COVID, all to himself and his friends. While it sounds like a rather minor mistake when it’s done by someone we look to for guidance it has a butterfly effect on the country as a whole.
While these citations themselves are minor, Hawaii has been vigilant in protecting themselves against the virus and has issued tens of thousands of them in recent weeks. If found guilty of the misdemeanor, it is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.
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