Most of my friends have made comments and given me unsolicited and unhelpful "advice", telling me how I should basically lower my protection methods and start going out, etc., because "this is the new normal, you'll just have to get used to it", or "are you going to stay locked up forever?". My country has the highest number of deaths per capita in the whole fucking world and they're making plans to go to the mall -which, fine, the government has allowed it- but they get all judgmental on me for choosing not to go. And they say things like "you wouldn't have to be close to strangers, we'd just be among ourselves"... there is no not-awkward way of saying "I'm afraid of getting sick from YOU", so I just chuckle and make a joke, but... And they know my mom is older and that she has a host of risk factors, and their own parents have risk factors, but they seem not to give a shit. And I don't know if it's because they somehow think of themselves as invincible, or if they truly don't know much about the virus. The other day I told one of them I was afraid I got infected while doing groceries two or three days before, and she said that if symptoms hadn't appeared by then, I had nothing to worry about. And when they talk about the virus, it's like they think the only possible effects are a light cough for young, otherwise healthy people, and death for people at risk. No consideration for the possible, long lasting side effects, nothing. Like, I get not wanting to know more about it, and avoiding news and stuff like that, I do it too; that's why I never argue with them, if not knowing (or pretending things are better than they are) helps them, I'm not going to take that away from them. But for the love of god, keep you judgments to yourself.