If you have been in a coma for the last few weeks you may not know about this, but the world is in the grips of a pandemic. Sorry to break this to you, but things are currently not all happy, happy for many folks at the moment.
Many countries are choosing to go into lock down in one form or another, and lets face it, Covid-19 seems to be the hot topic for discussion both on and offline. I work in the health care sector and there is a subtle unspoken fear among many people, and I completely understand it. This is potentially one of the most dangerous things we have faced as a global society in many decades.
I have no intention of writing a post to generate even more fear, there are enough people doing that. I don’t even have any interest in talking about whether Covid-19 is man made or not, because there are many people making such a connection, just as there is every time a virus likes this takes grip. There will be plenty of time to point fingers once we as a global society get through this, and get through this we certainly will.
We can’t sugar coat the reality of this virus, people are dying and they will continue to die till this virus runs its course. This is the sad nature of this reality that we are experiencing. Nobody knows how bad things will get, there have been computer models done that project likely outcomes, but they are just that, models.
We can’t know for sure. We should not live in fear of Covid-19 or anything else in life for that matter. We should be prudent and take the relevant precautions. We should all have basic supplies of food and water on hand for I would say two weeks if you can afford it. If you are on medication, please make sure you have enough to last for at least a month if the area you live in goes into lock down.
I do not say these things to generate fear, I say these things because they are practical and common sense. It’s not about living in fear when you wear your car seat belt. You wear your seat belt because sometimes bad things happen, and it is prudent to not take unnecessary risks with your life, or the life of others.
There is a lot of good advice being given out by medical professionals concerning personal hygiene (hand washing) and social distancing (keeping more than 6 feet (2 meters) away from people. This isn’t fear mongering, this is how the virus is transmitted.
Despite Covid-19 life continues, and depending on how challenging your personal circumstances are, this can be a time to thrive and grow as a human being, or you can shrink from the challenge and pass up this opportunity to become more than you thought you could be.
Help people if you can, look after the elderly and the vulnerable, but make sure that you always cover your bases when it comes to your personal health and well-being. Keep your immunity strong by taking vitamin C and vitamin D3. You can’t help anyone when your dead!
Keep safe, and together we can all thrive on for many, many years to come.