Dementia. She is imprisoned on account of this in a "care" facility which operates under the Gesundheitsbefiehls – health decrees – of Governor Ralph "Coonman" Northam. He has decreed that visitors are verboten, no matter the extenuating circumstances – including even no possibility of transmitting the 'Rona to the imprisoned elderly person.
My mom has "tested positive," according to the warden of the facility.
Therefore, there is no longer the excuse that I might transmit the 'Rona (asymptomatically, of course) to my mother, since she already has it.
And I am quite willing to assume the "risk" of acquiring the 'Rona from her since it presents almost no serious threat to me, as I am not elderly or diabetic or afflicted with clogged arteries, the underlying co-morbidities that account for almost all (more than 90 percent) of the deaths we keep hearing about and which tend to result in death regardless of catching cold.
There is no medical reason for denying me a chance to actually see my mother in person – and for her to see me – ideally, while she still remembers who I am (for her sake) and before she passes away (for mine).
We could be placed in a Corona Room, just the two of us. No harm could possibly come from this.
But they won't let us.
Because facts don't matter.