Can We Talk? Something's Coming in 2022 through 2024..

"Fauci rejects US travel bans given high Omicron COVID spread" https://nypost.com/2021/12/20/fauci-rejects-us-travel-bans-given-high-omicron-covid-spread/amp/

[The White House chief medical adviser said coronavirus cases are “absolutely” being driven by asymptomatic infections, with studies showing that 60 percent of transmission is caused by someone with no symptoms.

“That’s why you see case report after case report of people gathering, [and] nobody feels sick. Everybody’s having a good time, and 50 percent of the people get infected just from that gathering because clearly there were one or more persons in that gathering who had no symptoms and had no idea that they were infected,” he said.]

USA, can we talk? All people of color who have health insurance and use our USA healthcare system, can we talk? All young adults, aged 18 to 24, can we talk? All BIPOC who are also LGBTQIA+, can we talk? All BIPOC and or LGBTQIA+ leaders of Faith-based organizations within the USA and its Possessions, can we talk?

This Monday morning I am choosing to proclaim the Day of UMOJA.
Umoja means unity in Swahili. Dr.
Karenga defines this on his Kwanzaa website as: "To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race."

This Monday morning at 8:59 am Pacific ( translate to whatever time it is where you are reading this educational message in the public service), I am writing to the collective that once unified, can effectively strive for and maintain unity as a family, community, nation and race.

The Omicron variant of COVID-19, part of the Novel Coronavirus family is killing the collective in numbers higher than their total numbers would suggest. Note well that all variants of the COVID-19 branch of the Novel Coronavirus family is spread by Asymptomatic Airborne Transmission, or AAT for short. AAT simply means that a deadly virus is transmitted through the mandatory act of breathing.

AAT is the only reason that I:
Wore a covering over my nose and mouth before I was able to find and purchase my first masks. Given the fact that I did not experience any flu symptoms in all of 2019, 2020, and , for all intents and purposes, 11 months, 26 days, 9 hours and 12 minutes of 2021:
I will be wearing some version(s) of current personal protective equipment for the rest of the forseeable future.

AAT is the only reason I remain vigilant regarding social distancing in public spaces. Because I carry and use hand sanitizer or wash my hands with soap, then rinse with water when those resources are avaliable, I have been less consistent in wearing the commonly available gloves worn by food service handlers. However, I am fine wherever the use of those gloves is mandated because they are part of the Bloodborne pathogen prevention protocols for all school site staff that I have willingly practiced from 2016 through 2020 as an Education Professional in public and or private school settings.

Finally, I wish all of you to understand that I make these choices daily at great economic and socioemotional sacrifice. I am single, never married, not participating in any COVID-19 "bubbles". I am, inspite of my particular peculiar experiences growing up as a Black gay male middle child incest survivor in the USA, also a person who loves to hug and have times of walking and talking and just being around my fellow Americans.

Please undertstand that I choose to use PPE and follow WHO, CDC, NIH, California, LA City and County COVID 19 guidelines to stop the spread of the COVID-19 family of variants. I have also been vaccinated and received the booster shot as soon as those were recommended for teachers.

Right now, because of valid concerns about many of our fellow Americans who are choosing to be violent and or verbally abusive in public spaces and conveyances such as commercial airliners, I will not be anytime soon:
Flying
Attending indoor concerts or performances
Watching films inside theaters
Dining indoors
Attending indoor social activities

I simply ask you to respect my choices and protect my freedom to make all the aforementioned choices. Thank you for your time and attention.

(C) VernonNickersonSchoolcoach 2021. All rights Reserved.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Vernon Nickerson

Vernon Nickerson

112 Followers

STOP ASSESS FACILITATE EDUCATE/EVOLVE/ EFFECT PERMANENT PEACE I Also am a minority advocate for humans choosing to be unconditionally loving. Be S.A.F.E.