Dependency and Interdependency
We share the same air. We can inhale our “clean air” in our homes, then leave to exhale our particles into our neighbors. Or we inhale the air outside, then exhale an infected breath once inside our “safe havens”.
The country and state borders we erect are attempts at our own local sovereignty. How shallow are they in the face of an airborne pandemic that can lie in wait and seep through undetected. Man’s construct of class, race, individual rights, and dog-eat-dog world are not thick enough to block COVID-19. Blame delays forward progress. The size of this is too big for rugged individualism.
We share the same air.