Reconsidering Avoidance

We should retire the expression “Avoid it like the plague”
given how little effort people put into avoiding an actual plague.

Though it is how people wearing masks steer wide of those in public places without them.

The image is an artist’s rendering of a memorial being constructed for Thompson Park in Watertown, N.Y. It was proposed by resident Allison Gorham.

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