On the Front Lines of the Corona Virus
What the Corona Virus Looks Like To Scientist
Healthcare Workers Are at the Worse Risk of Exposure Then They Have Ever Been
As we celebrated New Years Day and we were excited for the new year, we didn't have a clue how much this was going to change our lives forever.
Three months ago, no one knew that SARS-CoV-2 existed. Now the virus has spread to almost every country, infecting at least 446,000 people whom we know about, and many more whom we do not. It has crashed economies and broken health-care systems, filled hospitals and emptied public spaces. It has separated people from their workplaces and their friends. It has disrupted modern society on a scale that most living people have never witnessed. (The Atlantic)
I have worked in healthcare for 35 years. In all my years I have never seen something spread as quickly as this has. It's scary and every day that I go to work it is fear. Fear of the unknown when going in to work and leaving work and going home. I have never been a germaphobe. I always say it helps our immune system to fight when we get sick and create antibodies against different diseases.
That is not the case now. I fear of getting sick with this. The constant hand washing has my hands sore. There is not enough protective gear to keep the hospital's safe from this dreaded virus.
We all went through the error of HIV back in the 80's but that did not scare me. Not like this. The flu doesn't scare me nor any other thing I have had my hands in for 35 years. When I first started out we never used gloves ever but now I would never touch anyone without gloves.
We went through 9/11 and the Oklahoma bombings but as a nation of resilience we over came our fears despite terrorism is still very real.
Don't thank me for my service. Protect me by staying home.
What is the Corona Virus
How Many Will Die For People to Stay at Home
I don't understand people who are not taking this seriously. It makes me angry but it also makes me sad. Every time you go out in public you are at risk of catching this virus. Why would you want to take that chance?
It baffles me as to why anyone would want to take that risk and risk your children and families.
They tell us to stay home but no one is listening. A mask will not save you from it. Riding around in your car with a mask on is ridiculous. Wearing gloves to the grocery store an throwing them on the ground when you come out of the store is disgusting but people are still doing it.
The droplets can stay in the air for long periods of time. They can also live on surfaces a long time. Are you wiping everything you buy from the store before you bring it in the house? If you aren't then you are at risk of catching it.
Your hands will be the reason you get it. We can't go without touching our faces. Our eyes are itchy from allergies and it makes you want to rub them. Then the virus enters in through your eyes.
It is not worth the risk. Please stay home if you don't need to go out. The more people that stay home, the sooner the spread of this will stop and we can get back to our lives.
The Symtoms of the Corona Virus
The Hysteria of it All
When the Corona Virus landed in the US people became hysterical. Rushed out to the stores and cleaned out the shelves of personal items, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap.
We can't be selfish and hoard things because when others do not have what they need, they will come down with the virus and there it goes spreading on to others.
The single most important things you can do to keep from getting the virus is wash your hands after touching anything, don't touch your face and stay home unless you are buying groceries or need prescriptions.
Wearing cloth masks does not help because the virus can penetrate cloth and if you have your nose and mouth covered it can still enter your body through your eyes. It can also enter your body through an open cut on your body also.
Every time you wash your hands, moisturize your skin. If you are one of those people who don't care and are just out shopping to shop, you are the problem. I know staying home is bored. I get to go to work everyday unlike most people. You have to find something to do with your time. Read a book, clean out your dressers, have a family day and play board games.
Protection Equipment for The Hospital Staff or Everyday People
Things That Will Never Happen This Year
If you are feeling selfish let me enlighten you to things that won't happen this year.
There won't be any high school graduations, proms, college graduations, weddings, funerals or anything you have planned for the summer. It just won't happen. Think about those seniors who worked so hard for four years to walk down the isle with their cap and gowns on that won't get to do that.
People who have planned weddings are devastated and will have to cancel them.
Schools may not even open in September.
People will not go back to work because small businesses won't recover from the loss even if they take out loans.
Vacations will be canceled. Disney or other amusement parks will not open.
There will be no beach days for those who like to go to the beach. I grew up in New Jersey and with the board walks closed, they will take a hard hit because they depend on Summer to carry them through.
There are so many things that won't happen. We have to help stop this virus.
Please Stay Home
I am an asthmatic and I am at a higher risks then normal healthy people. Allergies this year are off the charts so I am already compromised.
Stay home, wash your hands, don't touch your face and if you are out in public take the clothes you are wearing off before touching anyone in your house. If you have a husband or wife that work in healthcare, don't kiss or hug them. I know it sounds terrible because we all want to kiss our families but please don't.
If you do work in healthcare then I know you will be safe and do what's right for the patients and your families by protecting yourself.
HAPPY SUNDAY AND PLEASE STAY HOME.