Katie Williams is a former Ms. Nevada State and a candidate for the Clark County School Board of Trustees in Las Vegas, and she recently tweeted that she just went to a crowded Red Robin and she’s 30. She noted that it was delicious and she took her sweet time eating her meal, because “this is America, and she’ll do whatever she wants to”.
Her tweet now serves as a reminder to practice social distancing in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Williams’ tweet came as a response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet, in which she urged the public to stay home and avoid crowding bars, restaurants, and public spaces.
She wrote to everyone in NYC, but especially healthy young people to stop crowding bars, restaurants, and public spaces, and eat their meals at home.
Williams later tweeted that “you can’t spread a virus if you’re healthy and you aren’t carrying it”, and she invited people not to listen to the media.
Many companies are implementing work-from-home policies, and schools close for weeks or switch to online classes. Disney World and Disneyland close, and all sporting events and games have been postponed. However, people across the country continue to flock to bars, restaurants, and other establishments.
If you’re still wondering why should young, healthy people avoid crowded places and practice social distancing, this is why:
Low-risk individuals are CRUCIAL to “flattening the curve”, which means reducing how fast the virus moves through the populations. The low-risk individuals are a majority, so the protective measures for this group can be crucial for public health and for high-risk individuals.