When a friend is preparing to travel, we urge them to have a safe trip. When someone sneezes, we say God bless you. Simple things, but a sign that we wish no harm on our friends and loved ones. It is human nature. At least for most people. Yet some in Wisconsin are upset that Gov. Tony Evers is urging people across the state to stay safe from the coronavirus. The Governor delivered an address this week urging people to stay safe, with practices like continued social distancing, mask wearing and generally staying home. Cancel happy hours, dinner parties, sleepovers and play dates, he urged. He called on businesses to reduce the spread by preventing workplace exposure. He warned that if we don’t work to reduce the trajectory of the spread of the coronavirus, the number of deaths in the state, more than 2,400, could double by the first of the year. But the Governor’s cautions were met with immediate criticism from one Wisconsin state representative. Rep. Duey Stroebel called the Governor’s comments “fear mongering,” saying Wisconsin “doesn’t need to run and hide.” Keep in mind, the Governor’s order to stay safe carries no enforcement. It is simply a call to protect one another. But even as Covid sets new records seemingly every day, that seems too much for some to take.