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It’s Your Call
2020-03-26

            There are many people who religiously turn their television sets on to listen to the daily briefings from public officials from the federal, state, and county levels on the COVID-19 pandemic.

            More helpful than listening to the elected officials is turning an ear to the medical officials who take the podium during those events.  These are trained medical professionals who are, hopefully, basing their comments on information they've received and reviewed, and formed their opinions and comments that they are sharing with you now.  Not somebody who wrote a speech for an elected person to deliver.

            Be vigilant that there will be many politicians and talking heads who have and will continue to turn the COVID-19 pandemic into a political finger-pointing game.  Seek out your source of information from more than one source that you trust with your, and your families, health and well-being.

            Finger-pointing can come later – and I'm sure it will.  Presently, let's get our current dilemma under control for now and the future.

            Taking the recommended precautions comes without too much of a change for most folks.  Yes, there are inconveniences but washing your hands regularly and thoroughly shouldn't be one of them.  Avoiding crowds and shopping when crowds are least expected is a good practice anytime – you can get in and out of the store faster and with less hassle.

            Many folks already practiced their personal space – that area two-feet around you that people can enter by invitation only.  Right now, you just need to add an extra four-feet to that space.

            When you get sick you go to the doctor and, perhaps, get a test.  Now, the test for the COVID-19 virus is reserved for those with specific symptoms.  You can still see your personal care provider for other illness.

            Thoroughly clean surfaces in your home that your or others come in contact with – really, didn't everybody do that before?

            Stay at home whenever possible.  That one will be tough for the night-lifers and those who crave the companionship that a party-atmosphere can bring.  It will cut into your "look at me, who I'm with, and what I'm eating or drinking" post on your social media feed but the alternative to it is much more serious.

            We need to practice caution and cleanliness all the time.  The rest will fall into place in our personal and social lives when this pandemic is over.

            For now, we need to work towards aiding those people who have lost their jobs, need help with living expenses, and don't forget to support our local business who were forced to close or are struggling to provide a service to you under the most severe of circumstances.

            They were your friends, neighbors, and favorite business before. 

            How you treat them now could have an effect on how they treat you later.

            It's your call.


 

 

 

 

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