Mind your words, my fellow Oklahomans! Last week, The Frontier published a piece detailing reports that our esteemed Governor Kevin Stitt is tired of the “fearmongering” Oklahoma medical professionals are engaging in during the pandemic. Author Ben Felder later told KFOR that hospital personnel, “definitely feel frustration from the governor.”
Well, I don’t blame Stitt for also being frustrated! If I had to spend all day combating reports of increasing COVID-19 cases or decreasing hospital capacity, I’d be frustrated, too. So, here’s 7 ways we can do our part in decreasing “fearmongering” about COVID-19 in Oklahoma!
Don’t Blow the COVID-19 Positive Cases Out of Proportion
Instead, use Governor Stitt’s tried and true method of selecting a four-day period to quote as your “average” so maybe the number of cases appear smaller. Might I suggest going a step further and selecting 4 non-continuous days, such as March 1st, March 5th, November 6th, and November 27th so the 4-day average is “zero cases.”
We Can’t Keep Complaining About “Preventable Deaths”
What’s done is done and Stitt can’t admit he was wrong about personal responsibility being effective go back on his word and roll back restrictions. So, we need to stop complaining about these so-called, “preventable deaths.” I’m looking at you, White House Coronavirus Task Force.