You’re absolutely, totally right.
I miss the old AN. Yes, there were quite a few threads that had themes of hostility interwoven... but there was logic on both sides. You stepped away and learned from a different perspective. Might not always agree, but you could understand and see it. Sometimes you even adjusted the view.
I’m tired. I’m tired of the idiocy of the select few that impacts the many. It’s almost amusing when one cries, “tyranny!” or “freedom” when it’s so damn simple. Clearly one doesn’t understand the price of freedom, or realize true tyranny. I’m heartbroken when I think of those I lost - a coworker, familiar patients - and frustrated that I worked so hard in a COVID unit ... only to be told I’m “afraid” and to “hide.” I go out every day, to work or to run errands, to live my life, wearing my mask so that others may live - it’s second nature at this point. Others do the same so that me, an immunocompromised former cancer patient, may live life as well. And here, in the NE - WE ARE OPEN.
Such stupidity, yet here I am ... trying to address it like it will matter. It hasn’t yet, and I doubt it will. You’re right. So absolutely right. So I am done. The majority of posters here have common sense, critical thinking and I’m sure are excellent nurses - and that’s what counts.