Breaking social distancing is something of a taboo topic right now. But it seems some people are approaching it from a place of total hypocrisy...
It seems that some people have simply had enough of the lockdown...
via: GettyIn fact, some have even taken to the streets in protest!
The global pandemic has truly turned our world upside down...The whole world has been affected.
Several states have declared states of emergencies...
via: GettyAnd President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.
The majority of the country is now living in lockdown...And even though the President promised for things to be back to normal by Easter, things certainly haven't turned out that way.
Things are simply getting worse and worse by the day...
via: GettyWhich has, of course, resulted in mass panic and hysteria.
The importance of self-isolation has been stressed globally...
via: GettyAnd it has been proven that locking down public areas and avoiding social situations has helped reduce the chances of spreading the already out of control virus.
But it seems that not everyone feels the need to abide by these suggestions here in the United States.
via: WFLA News Channel 8Scenes at the Clearwater Beach in Florida in March showed a lot of people completely disregarding these global warnings.
Images from the white-sand beach showed spring breakers enjoying the sun...
via: WFLA News Channel 8All of which seemed to be living in complete oblivion.
Nothing seemed to be stopping the spring breakers...
via: GettyAnd even police warnings didn't faze the revelers.
And now, Florida currently has tens of thousands pf active cases.
via: TwitterThousands of people in the state have now died, showing exactly what happens when people congregate in mass gatherings.
This seemed to bring a reality check to officials...
via: TwitterBecause last month, The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce reported all sandy beaches within the city limits are to be closed at least through noon.
This took immediate effect across the entire state...
via: GettyAnd people were prohibited from entering these beaches... even for walks.
But it seems that some things have started to change...
Some Florida beaches are reopening. Woohoo! #FridayFeeling #coronavirusupdate https://t.co/1rWnP0UPKb— Ken Haberman (@Ken Haberman)1587139537.0
This was an original goal set by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce...
via: TwitterAnd this follows President Trump's announcement that states must decide themselves when to lift restrictions.
The contentious issue of when lockdown should be lifted rages on worldwide.
via: GettyAnd it seems many of us are struggling.
It seems that a lot of people have now simply "had enough" of living in lockdown...
via: GettyAnd they believe that things will just go back to normal if everything in their community is reopened, including restaurants, hair salons, and gyms. What a world we are living in.
The protests have been endless...
via: GettyIt seems not even the deaths of a staggering number of people can convince people of the importance of maintaining social distancing.
Including one woman who has gone viral this week.
via: BBCJane Peacock was interviewed on BBC News while on a beach 90 minutes from her home in Dorset, UK.
"It's nice to get out of quarantine."
via: BBC"But I think it's going to peak again because everyone's going to go mad and go anywhere they can."
"It's lovely to get out but I'm quite shocked as to how many people are here and to how they are not paying attention to the social distancing."
via: BBC"I find that quite annoying, to be honest. It's like being in Tesco."
And needless to say, people aren't impressed.
Woman with her family on a beach, interviewed by BBC News, says she was surprised there were so many people there. 🙄— ☁️Margaret Nelson is isolating☁️ (@☁️Margaret Nelson is isolating☁️)1589751158.0
People were angry.And understandably so!
The obliviousness was staggering.
Family interviewed on the beach for the BBC. “It’s definitely going to peak again”. Why aren’t you at f****** home then?!— Chris Robertson (@Chris Robertson)1589738523.0
It seems to sum up certain people's attitudes.
Quote of the day on bbc news from woman who's family had driven hour and half to beach " I'm quite shocked at how many people are here "— steve smith (@steve smith)1589738608.0
Have I just heard a woman on BBC news, sitting on a beach with members of her family, having driven 90 minutes to g… https://t.co/FsRLUAO8H5— Mike Holden (@Mike Holden)1589738631.0