Do we need to condition our compassion? Well beyond the numbers, the mandates, and the political chaos of social media warfare are those going through the sickness and their caretakers and families.
Do we need to justify our concerns before we care? Just what is the magic number we reach before we fully utilize our humanity?
This sickness does not care about strength or weakness or fear or false bravado. It only wants to exist. And for our willingness to help it to that end.