No one lives in a vacuum.
Whether someone else gets paid sick leave, has savings, has support, has access to quality medical care that won’t bankrupt them, impacts all of us.
How can I be safe from the virus when the clerk at the grocery store had to come to work sick?
How can I ensure my own health when I know that people around me won’t go to the hospital because they know they can’t afford it?
How do we, as a society, continue to function when huge swaths of our population can’t?
“It’s not my problem if they don’t have healthcare” is a lie.It is your problem.
Whatever impacts others will impact you. Your safety is dependent on the height of the floor, not the ceiling.
COVID-19 is a painful, painful reminder of this fact.