Coronavirus Perspective - October 19, 2020
Coronavirus continues to spread. Over 225 million have died. Moving into Winter cases are expected to rise and be compounded by the onset of Influenza season which also can overwhelm hospitals.
There are a few well known simple things that we can and should all do to control the spread of COVID-19 and go about our lives while protecting ourselves and others.
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands
- Social distance and avoid large gatherings
- Stay home when you are sick
There continues to be resistance to mask wearing which is counterproductive to slowing the spread and unduly places others at risk. I recently ran across a social media post that I think sums it up very well. While these are not my words, I think that the sentiment is spot on.
“I have been wearing a mask in my office and in stores (and limiting my trips) since March when this whole thing went down. I’m not sure how being considerate to others for the common good is now being mocked by some who are calling it “living in fear”, but it needs to stop!! When I wear a mask over my nose and mouth in public and in the stores/Supermarkets/Pharmacies/Offices - I want you to know the following:
- I'm educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.
- No, I don't "live in fear" of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
- I don't feel like the "government controls me". I feel like I'm an adult contributing to the security in our society and I want to teach others the same.
- If we could all live with the consideration of others in mind, the whole world would be a much better place.
- Wearing a mask doesn't make me weak, scared, stupid or even "controlled". It makes me caring and responsible.
- When you think about your appearance, discomfort, or other people's opinion of you, imagine a loved one - a child, father, mother, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a stranger - placed on a ventilator, alone without you or any family member allowed at their bedside.....Ask yourself if you could have helped them a little by wearing a mask.”
Please wear a mask and wear it responsibly, covering your nose and mouth. Keep your hands away from your face and wash your hands regularly. If you are using cloth masks, wash then regularly.
Please be careful and take steps to remain healthy! We are accepting new patients.
- Dr. Amy Davis