The Corona virus frenzy has only intensified. We are starting to see real world impacts with events being canceled, schools closing on campus classes and the stock market going nuts. It feels, frankly, like mayhem.
This is one of those rather rare examples where we all are truly in this together. Whether you have been directly impacted yet or not, the shifts in normalcy are touching everyone in some way. Aside from following the health recommendations (frequent hand washing, using hand sanitizer, disinfecting surfaces, not touching your face, avoiding contact—shall we go on?) and trying to remain calm by controlling what little we can, it may be an ideal time for introspection and reflection.
We take a lot for granted. We presume our health care providers will always be there and accessible to us. We think about protecting ourselves—but what about taking actions that protect others?
Doing our part to stay well so those that are already afflicted can be treated. Being sensitive to who we are putting ourselves in contact with that could be compromised if we technically don’t know our own status. It’s daunting, admittedly…..but if we all do our small part to be conscientious citizens and humans, we might just turn this situation around, together.