“The mayor of a Texas city hit hard by a recent spike in coronavirus cases says the blame can be pointed at ‘COVID fatigue’ and that many cases are coming from shopping at large retailers.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo joined CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ on Sunday to discuss the spike and why his city is getting crushed.
CBS News DFW
The coronavirus pandemic will continue to surge right through the holiday shopping season and the light at the end of tunnel won’t be visible until the vaccine is widely available some time in spring 2021.
Normalcy isn’t on the horizon and we must adapt to the “new normal” if we want to survive the merciless and unrelenting pandemic.
The new normal means making trips to the supermarket only once per week, and avoiding big box retailers like the plague.
COVID-19 hit El Paso so hard the city hired mobile morgues and paid inmates to carry the bodies of those who died from the virus. Contact tracers discovered that 55 percent of the positives were coming from shopping at large retailers.
Venture to Wal-Mart or Target at your own peril and for the love of God at least try to mitigate your chances of getting infected by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and getting in and out as quickly as possible.
Avoid the infected teeming masses at Wal-Mart in search of the biggest large screen TV they can fit in their trucks and vans and shop in the safety and comfort of your home online.
Black Friday pilgrimages to brick and mortar stores is so 20th century, Cyber Monday is the norm now and in the future even when we finally defeat COVID-19.