Now, more than ever, this is not the time to race

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Now, more than ever, this is not the time to race

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 25: A man crosses the unusually quiet Hollywood Boulevard next to the Pantages Theater Closing while a coronavirus pandemic continues on March 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images)

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but apparently some people are selfish moronic idiots that they need to remember. There is never a good time or place to run on illegal roads in particular – especially! – hour. Don’t do it. Do not. Limit yourself, for the love of all that is holy.

Now that many people are responsible for social spacing and respect for home order, roads are expected to be much more violent than normal. In general, traffic is down by as much as 30 percent. This, however, does NO means you can get out right away and run into the streets with the rest of your friends dipshit. This is not a new opportunity that needs to be taken advantage of.

And yet, people do, they are fast and dangerous. The crazy people in Toronto were timed to go over 100 mph. Someone died and a teenager was injured in Maryland. A 9-year-old boy in Texas was involved in a crash where a Cadillac crashed into a hotel pole, leaving the driver in critical condition. All this could have been avoided if people had just stayed home!

Aside from the usual reasons why you don’t have to race the road in the first part, the people who do it are also incredibly selfish during a time when we really can’t allow people to be selfish. Emergency responders and healthcare workers are already working beyond maximum capacity, according to AM New York:

Oren Barzilay, president of FDNY EMS Local 2507, said gloves, masks and protective gear are in short supply and says officials have “revolutionary security policies” and are even required to use “banners” to protect us. same if the masks are not available. .

“We have over 100 sick guys, and God knows how many others (who) don’t even know if they have coronaviruses,” Barzilay said. “I’ve talked to some of our members and some have a fever, a cough, a shortness of breath – just like a cage. But now, there is not enough vessel protection and not enough maneuvering.”

Barzilay said there are currently 4,000 EMS officials, but they are currently unable to meet any requests for ambulance replenishment, which he said would leave them inactive with no staff.

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Oh, and there is also this:

If they also tend to you because you have been focusing on road trips, you are at risk of unnecessary exposure, but more than that, dealing with what should never have been a medical emergency before, when there is. many real emergencies happen.

Also, you could be taking a hospital bed and resources away from someone who legitimately needs it. There is a lack of fans and personal protective equipment, haven’t you heard? Hospitals do not have the time, resources, or ability to take care of your stupid, broken down street right now. Roads will also need to be kept clear for emergency vehicles and law enforcement to use for real emergencies. I am not immediately your personal journey.

Look, I see. People feel overwhelmed, and seeing photos of all the empty roads is tempting. Your local track is probably closed indefinitely, you can’t go see your friends, so there’s really no way to let go of some steam.

But being inside and being sure is what we do instantly. They are both for us and for everyone else. No instinct is added on an already shutdown system. No road race.

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