I will go (masked or unmasked is still TBD) but I am also going to the grocery store and home improvement store now – the latter is not essential but I have time on my hands and am doing projects around the house.
I have been following Peak Prosperity on YouTube regarding the pandemic updates so I can steer clear of the “mainstream” news outlets and the pandering to both sides of the aisle. This virus is not going away so I feel like I can do one of two things: 1) wait and see if the gov’t will increase taxes to try to implement a universal basic income high enough to support everyone who cannot work while we sit at home; or 2) go on with life in this COVID-19 world which may require me to wear a mask while in more crowded areas.
Regarding the children and COVID-19, I think it is a risk but not a very high one. I definitely don’t want my kids to get it. But I also don’t want them to spend the next 3+ years living a virtual life either due to a low probability danger and miss out on what might be the final years of their grandparents.
Even though this is a mainstream news outlet, it helps to frame some of the COVID-19/children danger: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/least-85-kids-across-u-s-have-developed-rare-mysterious-n1202186
I can tell this pandemic is having a significant impact on you. I am hoping for the best for everyone but we will all have to make decisions for our families. Hopefully we can all respect that each of us is in a different situation and there is no one right way to approach living in this pandemic.