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Freedom Is Infectious
Transferring into section 2 of Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening plan right here in Northern Virginia, residents are making up for misplaced time. This overcompensation includes going out extra regularly than earlier than Covid-19 and a stronger emphasis on group exercise, particularly amongst youthful folks. The newfound freedom is, I’d say, infectious. Social media contributes to the impression that everybody else is out, both at a protest, the seaside and even the occasional home celebration. Liberty or security? For a lot of, it isn’t a lot of a contest.