- Calls for a united sacrifice
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has appealed to all Ohioans to always put on their face covering while out in order to slow down the spread of the covid19 pandemic.
“Let’s start with masks. I am asking each one of you, wherever you live in Ohio — whatever the alert color of your county — to wear a mask when you go out in public,” Governor Mike DeWine said in a 23-minutes statewide address
“There is a broad consensus today in the medical, health, and business communities that masks are critical.”
According to Governor DeWine, “Some may still question the wisdom of wearing masks, but as we used to say when I was a prosecuting attorney, ‘The jury is back. The verdict is in’.”
In reference to Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who said, “If all of us would put on a face covering now for the next four weeks, six weeks, we could drive this epidemic to the ground,” Governor DeWine said, “Wearing masks is also our best way to protect Ohio jobs.”
“Let’s be honest, all of us have started to let our guard down. I know sometimes I have. We’re tired. We want to go back to the way things were – and that’s very understandable. But when we do, we are playing Russian Roulette with our lives.”
“Good decisions will protect the economy and save lives. Reckless ones will hurt and kill. These are tough questions, but ask yourselves: Will that family reunion be worth it if your grandmother later tests positive for COVID and dies?”
Governor DeWine, in calling for sacrifice said, “all of us must prepare to make the sacrifices that the emergency — almost as serious as war, itself — demands. Our strength is our unity of purpose and to that high concept, there can be no end save victory.”
“Our state’s life is now in danger — and our own strength lies in our unity of purpose. Early in this pandemic, Ohioans came together. You showed extraordinary kindness, care, compassion your families, friends, neighbors, and strangers, alike”
“Will that neighborhood cookout be worth it if your neighbor ends up alone, on a ventilator, in intensive care? Will that play date be worth it, if the kids can’t go back to school in the fall?”
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