How are people getting away with such irresponsible acts?
The USA has already registered over 140,000 positive cases of Covid 19. The number of new cases, just yesterday, was 18,400 plus. The number of deaths has spiked and it will touch 2,500 soon. What is the solution? Maintain social distancing, self-isolate, and do not congregate in crowded places no matter what.
But what is negligent is the gross ignorance of health concerns for others. A megachurch in Florida did just what the scientists are telling not to. As reported by TMZ, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of the River Church in Tampa completely disregarded these precautionary measures and organized a massive gathering at the church saying he had machines that can kill the virus almost immediately.
He said: "We brought in 13 machines that basically kill every virus in the place, and uh, if somebody walks through the door it’s like, it kills everything on them. If they sneeze, it shoots it down at like 100 mph. It'll neutralize it in split seconds. We have the most sterile building in, I don’t know, all of America."
This is clearly not how things work and the level of irresponsibility is disturbing. It is important that people keep their hope and faith in these trying times but it could equally be done at homes. And while he did organize the gathering, would he take responsibility if anyone in the group tested positive and spread the virus further?