COVID-19, the Coronavirus…that’s all anyone is talking about. We are inundated with information. Unfortunately not all of it is true. And what’s worse is some people are panicking which isn’t helping and others aren’t taking it seriously at all.
I went out today to pick up some much needed groceries. It’s always a bigger task for me than it used to be as reaching, lifting and carrying things is difficult. But it doesn’t stop me from having to do it. After all I do need to and I do like to eat!?! I walked up and down the aisles picking things up on my list or at least I tried to, but many of the shelves were empty. Yes you read that right…EMPTY!
Four shelves, each about twenty feet long were completely bare. There isn’t a roll of toilet paper to be found ANYWHERE! Now if this isn’t the start of a sh#tstorm then I don’t know what is.
As someone who is more vulnerable to viruses, infections, etc. I am always conscious of not putting myself at risk or at least trying my best not to. A conference I was scheduled to attend has been canceled. My daughter who works in an Autism Centre is now off work without pay until further notice. I need a followup appointment with my family doctor and am having trouble getting one as I can’t get through to her office with the amount of calls. An oncologist at my Cancer Centre has tested positive for the virus and she had been treating patients. I am feeling very vulnerable. But I am also realistic. We all need to act and be smart about how we behave during these troubling times. We need to be conscious of how we interact with others. We need to be cognizant of what we touch and be diligent with sanitizing our hands. We need to look out for and help the vulnerable people in our communities. The elderly, the very young and the weak and sick. Those are the people who at the biggest risk of succumbing to this virus or any other illness …like the flu. If you can help someone by running an errand or offering them some support, please do so. As a pandemic, this is affecting all of us. So let’s all support each other and do what we can to avoid it, contain it and fight it.
I’ve had to fight a lot harder battles recently so I am NOT going to let COVID-19 get me down. But I’m not stupid. I know how vulnerable I am as are so many others. SO please let us all be careful and supportive and caring towards each other. There is no need to panic. We will get through this with a little luck and a lot of love.
President of As You Like It Marketing & Communications Inc. Award winning speaker and author. Breast cancer fighter and blogger. I’m sharing my journey…the good, the bad and the ugly. Hoping to help anyone else that has been touched by breast cancer be it you or someone you know or love.