We are all feeling the effects of this pandemic. The store I shop at always provided sterile wipes for shoppers until after they ran out on the shelves, people actually took to stealing them, so now they spray down the handle of the cart with a disinfectant. I have taken it a step further and now wear gloves, because as hard as it is to admit, I am now in the category of “older Americans”. As my state is ramping up to be hard hit, they finally issued an order for people over 65 and those with health conditions to stay in place, while the rest of the population is free to go about their business. Meanwhile numbers continue to rise and despite seeing how restricting movement helps quite a bit, there are still many states that seem determined to allow people to go on as if nothing is happening.
My sincere condolences for those who this is affecting physically and mentally. I agree with Derek…it is a lack of preparedness all around. I can only hope that this will wake people up permanently rather than momentarily to the fact that no country is truly prepared for something like this and it might behoove every lawmaker in every country to truly have plans in place to deal with a crisis of this magnitude or quite possibly the next, which could be worse.
I am going out on the proverbial limb here. Brad asked if anyone had a song that sums up how you feel about this situation. Everyone pumped out some great ones, and I couldn’t think of one, until this little diddy crossed my path. I have shared the following with a few members individually, so in advance I will warn anyone that there is a great deal of profanity in this youTube link, however, there is also a great deal of humor and it is directly in response to Covid-19. It was shared by one of my wife’s nurse friends, and I genuinely laughed out loud listening to it. I hope it lightens your load and provides a moment or two of levity. Again, if you are offended by profanity, you should skip this completely. If you are not and need a good chuckle, please enjoy. Remember, Laughter is the best medicine , and here’s why. Laughter relaxes the body and keeps muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes. Laughter boosts the immune system by decreasing stress hormones and producing more antibodies, protecting you from diseases. Laughter releases endorphins, the chemicals that make you feel good .