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“Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers.” ~Simon Sinek

The number of Covid-19 cases in the United States has risen dramatically in the last week.

Yesterday there were over 80,000 new cases reported.

Trump still claims, “we’ve turned the corner.”

Medical professionals say the next three months “will be hellish.”

And much of this is a result of people who refuse to wear masks and/or social distance.

Because… their freedoms.

Because… it’s China’s fault.

Because… Our Great Leader says it’s going away.

Um, no. No, it’s not—that’s observable fact.

I think the rise in cases comes down poor leadership, beginning with the President, and aided and abetted by a slew of power-hungry underlings and misguided minions.

I was alive when John F. Kennedy uttered his immortal words, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

Yesterday I saw a tweet by Dan Rather, the iconic (now retired) journalist of CBS Evening News fame.

I think he speaks for most of us with this one. He does for me, anyway.

“Mask is not what your country can do for you. Mask is what you can do for your country.”

It seems a small sacrifice to make for the betterment of all.

“There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.” ~Nadine Gordimer

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