Safety > Risk?

Our Weekly 2 Minute Read

Edition 108 - August 2, 2020

Over the past week, we've seen the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball season.

Within 4 games, there has already been an "outbreak" of COVID-19 amongst players on the Florida Marlins.

Whether the players knew or not, the Marlins players continued to play.

Many of the other players who opted out of the season continue to point out that the league does not truly value the safety of the players.

Now in the National Football League, we're seeing the same...

Throughout the week, players are coming out and stating that they will be opting out of the season.

Yes, football is more of a contact sport than baseball.

But it seems as the league is also prioritizing the financial gains from playing than the safety of the product.

Now players are starting to go to social media with "Safety > Risk".

So is this microcosm of the larger-scale American society?

How many of us are forced to go to work/the office to make sure we get ends meet?

On an "average Joe" level, are we risking too much (aka our lives and health) in order to support living our lives?

I read a study that 3 out of every 4 Americans support the mask-wearing efforts.

But based on the science, carriers of COVID-19 are the ones who need to wear the masks the most.

But if 25% of the population is not wearing a mask, are we really making progress?

The reality is, politics has overtaken doing what is right.

It's no longer about self-protection.

It's about what side of the political spectrum is right.

The longer we continue to follow this path, the more and more we continue to put ourselves and our loved ones at risk.

And at some point, the risk will hit a tipping point, where we can no longer continue to have our safety.

-Brandon Kuey