Please Honor Interdependence Day(s)
We’re all in this pandemic together. Please do your part.
Last weekend, we celebrated Independence Day, our salute to America’s birth and for the history buffs, an opportunity to recall a date in 1826, when Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed away on the same Fourth of July, a sad, but altogether fitting historical coincidence.
This year felt especially satisfying I’m sure, as we’ve all been constrained by COVID 19. So the chance to watch some fireworks and enjoy some sunny summer weather made for a sense of, well independence.
But it should be remembered, the 2020 pandemic is far from over. Confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to climb in Wisconsin, with the number passing 32,000.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health & Human Services, best practices continue to include social distancing and wearing a mask.
But some people are less cautious. Some consider it a point of personal freedom, a matter of, well, independence to go mask-free. Sure, freedom and independence are American distinctions, but let’s not forget, so is personal responsibility.
So while we’re celebrating independence, let’s carefully consider its corollary: interdependence.
We rely on each other for so much. We rely on the farmer and the grocer for our food, on doctors, nurses and caregivers to ensure our health and well-being, and on our friends and family for everything that makes the pursuit of happiness worthwhile.
We’re independent, but we’re also interdependent.
Do your part. Wear a mask in public. Protect yourself. Protect others. Protect businesses. Protect the community. Consider it patriotic. Consider it a civic virtue.
The virtue of Interdependence Day.
- WI Daily: Lowest COVID-19 Case Total In a Month - Jeramey Jannene - Aug 3rd, 2020
- COVID-19 Testing Quick and Easy At National Guard Sites - Jeramey Jannene - Aug 3rd, 2020
- Mask-Mandate Won’t Affect Voting In-Person - Brady Carlson - Aug 3rd, 2020
- Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week - Wisconsin National Guard Public Affairs - Aug 3rd, 2020
- How Will Schools Use CARES Funding? - Madeline Fox - Aug 3rd, 2020
- Op Ed: GOP-Controlled Senate Refuses to Act - Bill Kaplan - Aug 3rd, 2020
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Extends Meal Distribution Program - Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee - Aug 3rd, 2020
- Milwaukee Public Museum to Reopen to the Public on August 21 - Milwaukee Public Museum - Aug 3rd, 2020
- Milwaukee Public Schools to Kick Off Welcome Week with Freshman Bridge - Milwaukee Public Schools - Aug 3rd, 2020
- Rental Assistance Program Continues to Face Challenges - Princess Safiya Byers - Aug 2nd, 2020
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