I read a few articles a few weeks back, by some Doctors with some pretty decent credentials, that stated that 70% of humanity will be affected by corona. So every perspective I have revolves around that number.
I live in NYC.
I fully reason that my husband and I have been exposed to corona. Logically, that seems feasible.
Any mortality rate being reported is considered a biased statistic, because it is not a clean sample of what is happening. We have no idea how many people actually have been exposed or are actually sick from it. There is no way to determine a mortality rate at this time unless every person in the world is tested. The world.
So if you’re me, and you are pretty confident that you’ve been exposed because of the sheer number of people that inhabit your direct universe…
How do you act?
If indeed these end up being my last days on earth, do I want to go out banging my head against a wall worrying about something that I can’t control?
Or do I just continue to do the things I love?
I’m a control freak of the first order, and even I know that there is nothing to do to control this. There is no way to plan. There is really no way to prepare.
Stay hydrated. Wash you &^%$ hands. Wash them again. Don’t touch your face. Sleep a little bit more.
Stay calm. Keep rational.
What is panic going to do to help the situation?
Maybe I’m being an ostrich. But right now, I prefer that to Chicken Little.
And when a vaccine is created, which will be soon, because we’re not complete morons…think about who should get it first. I will not be first in line. I will leave that to the people who do have immune issues and respiratory issues, people whose health is much more precarious than my own.
I know when I go to book club and we read books about people who face diversity head on and do the noble thing, everybody in the club (except me) wholeheartedly says that they would be hiding Jews in closets, or facing the hordes at the door, but you know, looking at how people are reacting now….I’d say they’re all a bunch of liars. Right now, everyone is only out for themselves, and humanity can take a leap for all anyone cares…
You never know how you’ll react in a crisis until you’re in one…
How you doing?