My parents are around 70 in a small town in India. Neither me nor my siblings live in the same country. Given the current international travel restrictions, we aren’t able to visit them as often as we otherwise would. We are doing as much as we can for them online – bill payment, groceries etc. So there is no ‘necessity’ for them to leave the house. But they are facing lockdown fatigue, they want to go out and resume their regular lives, meet friends and extended family. Attend family functions, funerals and weddings It is freaking us out, but they think that we are being unnecessarily paranoid.
They then send us photos from these meetings and most people there are either not wearing a mask or wearing it below their nose/mouth / chin. I am at my wits end as to how to get them to wear their masks properly, avoid unnecessary social interactions etc.
They are well educated, hold Masters degrees, so its not that they don’t understand how dire the situation is, they just don’t think it is as serious as WE think it is.
Or maybe, living abroad, we are being too paranoid?