Why aren't people taking coronavirus seriously?

ALARM: While many people are heeding warnings and adapting to social distancing measures, others have been very slow to wake up to the COVID-19 crisis.
ALARM: While many people are heeding warnings and adapting to social distancing measures, others have been very slow to wake up to the COVID-19 crisis.

Well, I must say Aunty, that I am very disappointed in what I am seeing happen with many of my friends in the current climate.

With so many warnings and such uncertainty, you would think that people would heed the laws and take notice of common sense warnings - but no!

Way too many of the people I know are just blundering on believing they are bulletproof and with what seems a total disregard of anybody else's health or safety.

I have had some very heated discussions with some people who just continue on without any sense of care or consideration for what their inaction or untoward actions may mean for other people, only to be howled down and told I am paranoid.

What is wrong with us that we cannot abide by a little disruption to our normal way of life to ensure a return to a better life in the future.

I'm frustrated and angry at the behaviour of so many Australians and more particularly the people I consider friends and family.

Am I wrong?

I cannot believe the self-absorbed way some or even many people are behaving.

AGONY AUNT

One of my favourite topics at the moment.

I find it hard to disagree with anything you have written.

I also have been shocked to see the absolute lack of self control shown by normally restrained people in our shops and service areas.

And I cannot believe the self-absorbed way some or even many people are behaving.

You are quite correct in that a small degree of disruption now would most assuredly allow less transmission, fewer deaths and a return to normal life much sooner than blatant disregard for the crisis unfolding.

I know many would say it is the Australian way to be confident.

I personally see much of this behaviour as ridiculously selfish and lacking in any foward thinking!

It also seems to me that many amongst us wish to bury their heads in the sand with an ignorance that is astounding.

All you can do is protect yourself and loved ones the best you can and hope that very quickly others will understand the risk COVID-19 presents to us all.

BOYS CLUB

You can't change people. Everybody has their own personal view, and this will not always sit well with others!

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