It's been a fun week, isn't it? Here in California, I was on a month-long stay at the governor's home, many cities were completely closed to their shores by threatening a $ 1000 fine and many angry protesters protested in the streets as part of the "Freedom Riots". . Some of these protests are the ones above, like last week's Encinitas headline posted by Cardiff Kook with signs that "Commies can't swim," and "Don't give me a wave or give me a COVID". Really the stuff that comes out of the brain.
Over the past week, it appears that many people who have submitted treatment have turned their attention to how we can approach the spread of COVID-19. And many of which are related to the impact of the total viral videos in social media: the police shooting victims near Costa Rica, ferry boat and save around Malibu Super eryaneysa empty, etc. Some scenes look scary. , others laughing, all of which were impossible to imagine happening before the tragedy. But the most important of these videos was actually one of the La Jolla grom arriving at the beach as a life-saver is approaching, and then extending into the street where it is hovering over its shoulder, the mass spectators. reduce. The comment section of the post, written by La Jolla surfer Derek Dunfee, takes credit for obvious reasons – a child cannot swim alone but a bunch of land animals can stand up enough to smell each other?
People's response to the video has focused on enforcing inequality, which makes sense – these pedals would have been told to throw rocks. But many of them seemed to see the image of a lone monster being expelled from the water which is evidence in itself that the San Diego blockade was stupid and unnecessary – never mind the fact. that we put into place to prevent flashing looga outside surface, but to protect groups of people come together in a row, travel, beaches and parks.
The day after that video was released, we thought to vote on Instagram to see where the content came from especially in this wonderful moment where we received responses from around 6,000 people. Here are the results, which we will try to discuss below:
Question 1: Do you live in an area where talent is limited
Question 2: Do you think that refining your area will practice safe social isolation if a ban is taken?
Question 3: Do you believe the surface of the water will be limited at this time?
Question 4: Do you think the debate about surface limitation is important at this moment?
Question 5: Have you or someone you know been sick with COVID-19?
Question 6: Have you lost your job or a pay reduction due to COVID-19?
Question 7: Are you a top person (health care, food, nutrition, etc.)?
Most respondents explicitly do not agree with the limitations of the hypothesis (Su & # 39; item 3), and may not be surprising given their answers to Su & # 39; questions 5 through 7. Most respondents said that. they do not work in the first half of the pandemic, they do not know anyone who is sick, and they have not joined millions of unemployed people since the pandemic began – for them, CVEID-19 is really just something in common, otherwise set. On the other hand, government response may have a major impact on their lives, as most respondents claim they live in areas of extreme excesses (along with all other types, it is safe to assume).
At least in the California case, this is likely to reflect the double-edged sword of house-to-house orders: when everyone is at home, people are small and the situation looks pretty good if you don't work in the front row or know what's wrong. Folks Zoom friends and their families, jokes about the distance they get out of their sweat, insults "The Tiger King," and so on. They began to see it as limiting the problem. They look out of the window and don't see the world burning, so why not go? It is a false sense of security, but it can be easily felt if you are not experiencing the effects of the first disaster.
For me, interesting results respond to Question 4 – “Do you think the debate about wave violations is important at this moment? Of course we are talking about a moment when hospital staff are risking their lives to help people without the protective equipment they need. When more than 160,000 people died from COVID-19 and more than 2 million spread worldwide. When millions of other Americans lose their jobs every week in the economy. It seems absurd to think that herbalism is what we should focus on, but to some extent I understand it. We are in the middle of a disaster, perhaps the most important event in the world that will happen in our lives, and many of us cannot do one thing that makes us feel better – and just go swimming. People are angry about that, and it might be easier to insult the concrete effects of government than the fragile viral – even if the latter would be more tangible if not the former.
The most frustrating thing about this debate is the fact that most of us know that we can reproduce a social vulnerability by being high if we have the option (as shown by Su & # 39; a. 2). Most hikers leave their home from the parking lot to the top and back without being found 6 feet from anyone else even in the normal time. But there will always be those who park their E-bikes on the right near their neighbors and go for the 100-person deep. Unfortunately, the public & # 39; s public authorities cannot effectively combat the disaster by creating policies based on our best practices, they have to base their worst on them. And now, masseuses are cautiously cautious – they don't worry about how many waves we have died in the past month than they are protecting them from any snow filling the bodies.
I believe this is a good thing. Many of you may agree. Some of you don’t know it clearly. But no matter how we feel about the restrictions at the right time, the reality is that they will not last forever. As the number of new cases decreases and the risk of transmission decreases, restrictions will also be imposed. Slowly first, and probably no delays if the cases trigger the response, but it will happen. Then we can go back to our usual way of doing more waves without having much results.
This article originally appeared on Surfer.com and reprinted with permission.
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