Day 6 of Isolation 2.0
More positive tests
Higher mortality rate
And what can we do?
Well, if you’re like me and don’t have a formal medical education, there’s really only four things that I know you can do:
Stay home – you’re familiar with the concept of a designated driver? At our house, we have a designated shopper. Our grocery stores offer preferred shopping hours for medical professionals (which she is) so she is our designated shopper. No one else goes shopping unless you can do it online.
Keep your distance. If you are out and around and find yourself in a place where it might not be possible to be 6 ft away at all times, wear a mask. I actually have two different styles because the one style makes my ears stick out. :-). No, I am not going to post pictures.
Support the front line people – there was a story of someone who stood outside the local hospital and held up a sign, “My heroes wear scrubs.” According to her (and my) Dr., Dr. Singer, she had a stroke and they got her in in time to save her from permanent damage.
Send donuts to your kids doctor’s office.
Have Starbucks deliver to the local pediatric floor at “your” hospital.
Reach out and talk to someone – someone lonely, someone who you haven’t talked with for a while. If everyone spent a half hour a day talking to others that would make a big difference.
There’s a lot of feelings of helplessness. I know, I feel it too. But look at some of these and ask yourself, what am I going to do?
It might be something small but it could save a life or it could be the blessing that a front line worker needs to keep going.
Try it, you’ll like it! (Hey Mikey!)