Mixed Messaging Lethal in a Pandemic
The Chief of the world Health Organization had warned that mixed messages coming from national leaders give their people no clear path to follow to keep themselves safe from COVID. This is especially true of aging family members who are trying to protect the most vulnerable to coronavirus- older people.
In US Federal Government and US Scientist Point to two Different to Safety
In the US Federal officials, like the TRUMP administration offers one path to stay safe -while top scientists like the CDC and Dr. Fauci offer another. It is like a signpost is a tsunami zone with two different directions to higher ground. State governors who have been left in charge of protecting American citizens, rather than the federal governments and all have different messages. Some states are closed down, while others do not allow masks in spite of the massive spread of the virus. People do not know what to do, as the Feds, the states, the counties, and cities all have different guidelines and laws about how to stay protected from the worst pandemic since 1918.
President Woodrow Wilson Pointed the Wrong Direction is 1918 Pandemic
It is not new. President Wilson lied to the American public about the 1918 pandemic as he had declared war with Germany and wanted the US war machine to go full throttle. So soldiers in camps in the US died by the thousands and sailed to Europe spreading the 1918 plague, while Wilson never uttered a word about except to say it was like the common cold.
Science is being Maligned and Sidelined in COVID-19
What happens these when confusing messages are given by so many leaders who are not scientists but politicians with their own agenda? Scientists like Dr. Fauci are both maligned and sidelined. .The CDC once the most prestigious health agency in the world is forced to give false scientific information by the TRUMP administration.
One terrifying result is COVID cases are soaring in the US As of September 3, we had 6.1 M cases and 189 K deaths. Younger people and even older residents are celebrating summer with no masks no social distancing as if there was no COVID. We now face Labor day with people gathering with no masks, college opening with the spread of the virus, and children used as guinea pigs in some states mandated to return the schools that have no federal money to make their classrooms safe
Aging families, who want to keep their loved ones safe need aging professionals to offer clear paths to safety. Can you be that navigator to safety?