Pandemic behaviors, dog poop, and the social contract
“It is hard to understand and communicate the uncertainty that comes with evolving science, the changing recommendations as we learn more, the vaccine that didn’t do all that was initially promised. It has become even harder with the erosion of trust and civility.
Back to the poop. It stinks. It’s not pleasant to slip and slide in, and even today, I saw a bag hanging from a tree! Was that owner practicing his pitch? Trying to hit a squirrel? Or did she toss it to the heavens for God to catch? Only God knows!
Perhaps our way forward in these challenging times is to start small. Scoop up your dog poop and put the bag in the trash can. And if you are feeling kind, pick up the bag full of poop sitting at the side of the walking path. And please cover your nose when you are wearing a mask. Of course, wear a mask. Don’t forget to get online and order the COVID tests for your household. And please get your vaccines and booster.”
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Dog poop, the social contract, and pandemic behaviors.”
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