Friday, March 13, 2020
Let's Chat About The Virus
It's been an interesting week, hasn't it?
The panic and buying out of water and tp is disturbing. This virus is very contagious but most people have a mild case, like a typical winter virus and recover well.
I've seen people act like everyone who gets this virus will be on ventilators. Sigh.
Sadly, there are people who will die from this virus. Their bodies are already in an illness compromised situation, or perhaps are like Tim's mom and is 98 years old. She lives in her own home and doesn't go out at all anymore, so she might be just fine during this pandemic as long as her caregiver, my sister in law and niece stay healthy.
We've been practicing our typical winter cold/flu season behaviors. Be careful to not put your hands in your mouth, nose, ears or eyes when out and about, until you've washed your hands. And if you have a cold when you're out and about, cough into your elbow.
We don't like to bring illness into our home, if we can avoid it, so we've taught our children these practices since they were very young. I've been surprised at the amount of people who seem to see these practices as a "new" system to stay well. Makes me even more thankful that we've practiced these things for years!
I also am a cart handle wiper at stores!
Local stores are all sold out of TP on a regular basis. I have a friend who works at Costco and she showed the new shipment of toilet paper and someone mentioned it was gone in like 5 minutes. I think some people are buying to resell online. That makes me sad, too. Taking advantage of people who are panicking is wrong.
Water is another thing people have been buying. It's not like a storm that is coming and you may be without power. The water supply is not compromised!
I am in agreement about taking a few weeks to lay low and try to nip the spread of this virus. I don't think that is necessarily panic. I think that there is the possibility that the US can cut its potential cases by doing these things.
However, it can, and will, and has already affected businesses, especially small businesses. I saw someone mention about trying to shop locally, and help out our neighbors.
I wish us all strong immune systems, and mild cases of Covid-19 if we do get the virus!
The main thing is that we know the ONE who holds us all in His loving hands. He knows the number of our days, and we can trust Him to walk this path with us.
I'm praying, and I know you all are, too!
This weekend, I may start seeds, I'm going to read, I'm going to think on those things which are true, worthy of respect, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and praiseworthy. If we have sunshine, I'm going to go out and get some vitamin D.
This photo from Longwood Gardens is on my list of lovely and praise worthy things to think about!
We can change our mindset from fear, to trust, and let's help others do this, too.
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