The sick and elderly still have lives, the sick and elderly are still people. They deserve the choice to live as much as we do. And it isn't just them anymore, it has hit everyone and everything. And those people who have it spread it to others who are careless and treat it as a hoax.
As someone who falls under that sick category but still is very much an essential worker who has to support their family, who has to deal with careless anti-maskers and have to deal with those who are treating COVID as a giant joke and conspiracy theory... I plead for you to change your views. Now is NOT the time for conspiracies. The time is for helping those who now have lost those close to them to a virus that didn't have to spread if people had not been careless. People have lost mothers, fathers, siblings, lovers, friends.. and I have to see it every day and the impact it has on those around me. Every day I lose hope as the hospitals nearby me are overwhelmed, businesses being shut down, people losing their jobs and having their entire lives destroyed and their families torn apart.
It is far from a blessing. It has shown how cruel humanity is, how the governments don't care, and how little empathy this world has. But what about those who died, who could have helped change that?
Please don't dare say it is a blessing that people have senselessly died when more could have been done.