Your editorial of July 20 – The price of bad decisions — is way off base.
It is the selfish and irresponsible behavior of some people that has brought us back to square one in the fight against COVID-19.
We were urged not to travel abroad unless it was essential. I guess going to Walmart in hotspot-Miami is essential.
We were told to limit the size of groups on the beach to five to help prevent spread, but many people ignored the warning and partied, packed together like sardines, like it was the last day on earth.
Others rented Airbnbs to host parties; everyone “mash up together”.
People “mash up together” at Fish Fry, masks on their chins instead of covering mouth and nose.
We were doing so well under the policies set to flatten the curve, we stood proud as a model to some of the most developed countries in the world.
Now, the incredibly selfish and short sighted behavior of some people means Freeport’s economic recovery has been set back again and the vendors at Fish Fry and Potter’s Cay here in Nassau have had their income stream cut.
It means scores of law-abiding citizens and residents can’t even go to the beach in the heat of summer.
For crying out loud, don’t these people watch the international news and see what’s happening elsewhere as a result of this type of behavior?
If we are unable to follow COVID-19 protocols, ourselves. How can we ask visitors to?
Instead of chastising the government for this unfortunate turn of events, any impartial person would welcome the swift response and place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the thoughtless people who have returned us to this sad place.
— Athena Damianos