Recently a well-know actor, comedian and show host collapsed from exhaustion on stage. After further treatment and testing, it was discovered that he is positive for coronavirus. Here is what he had to say according to CNN: “I was what they call asymptomatic,” Hughley said in his post. “I didn’t have flu-like symptoms, I didn’t have shortness of breath, I didn’t have difficulty breathing, I didn’t have a cough, I didn’t have a low grade fever. I still don’t have a fever. I didn’t have a loss of smell or taste, apparently I just lost consciousness.”
I can relate since I was the same way a couple of months ago.
So there are questions we have to really ask ourselves:
Am I willing to get this deadly virus?
Is going back to the way things used to be done really that important?
What changes can I make to get through this pandemic?
Am I a part of the problem or the solution?
These were hard questions for me, but I had to ask them and the answers and realizations were/are scary.
This is what is currently happening this country:
A. Some states and the government have relaxed restrictions
B. The weather is warm
C. People want to get out and have fun
D. Everyone wants “to get back to business as usual”
E. People and families are hurting because of the loss of income
F. Companies want their money for services and products, so some of the relaxed processes have reverted and payment is expected as usual
Newsflash: Has anyone even considered that there is a possibility that things will not go back to what used to be normal. There may be a new normal from now on.
I really don’t think people understand what is happening. So, here is what is known:
The coronavirus (Covid 19) is new. That is the reason it is called novel.
There is little known about it. So there are no longterm studies done on how it affects the body and it’s systems. There is no vaccine to cure it. There are no case studies to reference other than this affect in 2019 to the present.
There is no easy way to prevent the spread of the virus (well, there is but in general, people do not want to do it because they want to do what they want to do and not be inconvenienced (IMHO).
We live in a world that operates on money so there is pressure to return to operations, functions and use systems which allow this to happen.
Many persons have the disease and do not even know it which helps spread the infection. Being asymptomatic is dangerous and that is the reason everyone should be practicing safety precautions at all times.
The safety measure enacted have been relaxed and in general people feel that there is not need for the precautions. This is dangerous.
It has been said by some governmental officials that the testing is not needed (paraphrase) and then the assumption was made that if the testing was stopped then the disease wouldn’t be an issue. REALLY?! NOT TESTING DOESN’T MAKE THE VIRUS GO AWAY. IT JUST MAKE MORE PEOPLE VULNERABLE WHICH LEADS TO MORE DEATHS.
I am NOT anti-government.
I am NOT against making money because we need it to live.
I AM against putting my life in danger unnecessarily because of misinformation and wrong assumptions.
So, I will continue to practice the safety precautions that have proven to work and add a few new ones to protect myself and my loved ones. I will continue to use apps like Zoom for socialization as I protect myself and others. I will be doing this well into 2021 because I do not know of any other way to be safe.
So, I won’t be going to outside gatherings. Taking walks outside for exercise. Inviting others and having visitors in my home. Traveling. Running around like there is nothing wrong.
Since I’ve already had the virus and realize that I could get it again, I’m being extra cautious.Not only for my safety, but especially for the safety of others. I would hate for someone to come in contact with me and I have the virus and not know it (being asymptomatic) and they end up dead because I was not safety conscious. I CANNOT bear that so I will do everything I can to prevent it, even at my own personal inconvenience.
I saw TV commercials about us “all being in this together”. However, in general, the lack of safety precautions says exactly the opposite.
Wake up, people!