The Feiner Report
We Are Sending Mixed Message’s to People Not to Stay Home
GREENBURGH, NY — March 24, 2020 — We are told to stay at home during the Coronavirus outbreak. But international, federal, state and county public and private golf courses remain open. Why?
I think we’re sending mixed messages to the community. The only way we will beat Coronavirus (COVID-19) is if people practice social distancing; at least for the coming weeks. In my opinion, we all have to be inconvenienced. I love swimming and going to the gym. It’s closed. I can accept the disappointment of not being able to enjoy these facilities during this crisis.
During the past weekend I personally observed many people not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously. Fields were packed with teenagers at schools playing sports and getting closer than the recommended 6 feet distance from one another. Go to a big box store (like Costco) or a supermarket? There are long lines and people are standing next to each other; without masks or gloves.
We lack hospital beds. Intensive Care Units (ICU’s) are getting filled. And every day we read about more deaths. We need, in my opinion, fewer exceptions to the lockdowns taking place. I’d rather be inconvenienced than see friends and neighbors dead.
I urge the federal, state and county governments to close golf courses at least for the next few weeks. Send a message that we’re serious about beating Coronavirus.
Some golfer’s say they practice social distancing. But, as they change in locker rooms, use golf carts, and equipment, should they be asymptomatic, and get too close to another golfer, they could infect the other person or the other person could infect them. That is one way the virus can spread.
Do you agree?
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