No one is going to deny that the coronavirus has upset our way of life.
We can’t live the same way we used to before this Covid reared it’s ugly head. But there are some simple things we can do to help stop the spread so we can then return to regular normal life, if that is actually ever possible.
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I personally had a friend who died from Covid-19 and her whole family.
Thomas Macias, 51 of southern California who had diabetes, wrote this on June 20,2020.
“Some of you know, but most don’t. I f—ed up and went out a couple of weeks ago and I contracted the corona virus. Monday I tested for it and it was confirmed on Thursday. Because of my stupidity, I put my mom and sisters and my family’s health in jeopardy,” this has been a very painful experience. This is no joke. If you have to go out wear a mask and practice social distancing. Don’t be a f—king idiot like me. Thank you to all my friends who bought me food, and everyone who has been there for me. Hopefuly with God’s help I’ll be able to survive this. Love you all.”
He died the next day after posting this.
Even if you don’t die, there can still be some serious complications.
After being diagnosed with Covid-19, 26-year-old Fiona Lowenstein experienced a long, difficult and nonlinear recovery first-hand. Lowenstein became sick on 17 March, and was briefly hospitalized for fever, cough and shortness of breath. Doctors advised she return to the hospital if those symptoms worsened – but something else happened instead. “I experienced this whole slew of new symptoms: sinus pain, sore throat, really severe gastrointestinal issues,” she told me. “I was having diarrhea every time I ate. I lost a lot of weight, which made me weak, a lot of fatigue, headaches, loss of sense of smell …”
By the time she felt mostly better, it was mid-May, although some of her symptoms still routinely re-emerge, she says.
“It’s almost like a blow to your ego to be in your 20s and healthy and active, and get hit with this thing and think you’re going to get better and you’re going to be OK. And then have it really not pan out that way,” says Lowenstein.
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It doesn’t look like this thing is going away anytime soon.
“Let’s remember there are 300 million people in this country who remain susceptible and have been uninfected so far, and this virus is far from running out of people to infect, and until we change our behavior to prevent these infections, the infections are going to continue to soar.”
-Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Here is the simplest, short and most common-sensical bit of advice for how the average individual can help stop the spread of Covid-19. It also addresses some real concerns others might have regarding the legitimacy of the pandemic without mocking those individuals but really taking their concerns to heart.
I work in a nursing home so I have seen people die from the coronavirus. I have a personal friend and her whole family die from it. This is not a hoax. To say that it is only helps spread this killer around more easily. We want to stop this pandemic and it will only happen when people cooperate and take this situation seriously and stop thinking this is some vast conspiracy to kill our faith and take away our freedom. The very people who want to prevent this from happening are the very people who are helping to ensure that it happens by not taking these simple inconvenient measures to prevent it. Sacrificing comfort and familiarity should be no stranger to the practicing devout Christian. I don’t like wearing a mask. I know that some people are really concerned about the use of Masks. Well ZDogg MD addresses this issue also in a short concise way that makes sense.
These past few weeks, I have read many arguments attempting to discredit the use of masks to avoid the spread of COVID-19. There are an equal number of arguments in favor. It is reasonable to wear a mask to avoid the natural occurrence of spit gushing forth from our mouths while speaking or singing. A person who is sick with an airborne illness can easily pass on the illness to another. A mask quickly traps our saliva and avoids infecting others. For this reason, surgeons wear simple, thin surgical masks while cutting into patients. I would not want the staff of the operation room to work on me without a mask.
Requiring the usage of masks these days in public spaces is not ridiculous. It is the smart and healthy choice. Masks work and save lives.
Father Pablo Migone When did wearing a mask become a political statement? (May 26, 2020) Labyrinthine Mind @ Patheos Catholic
These simple measures will help us not spread the disease so rapidly. But for some reason people don’t seem to want to do that. For example several college students, who were totally very aware they had tested positive for the highly contagious coronavirus, still had a need to PARTY around the city of Tuscaloosa Alabama.
When future generations look back on us, their going to wonder why we didn’t act so smartly in a situation in which we could easily had done so.
And during this time of pandemic it is good to laugh and also to pray.
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be
patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,