We are all experiencing our own personal trials during this difficult time. The Covid_19 pandemic is not something we could foresee being a part of our lives, let alone something that would affect our lives to such a great degree. We continually look to our elected leaders and their expert advisors for guidance. And though that guidance has been evolving, we seem to be at a place where there is much agreement on the important points of getting the virus under control, as far as the general public, and how we live, is concerned.
The way I see it, the protocol we have been advised to follow by most of the leadership is basically designed to “starve the beast.” We don’t have a vaccine, and our healthcare workers and medical facilities have been strained beyond imagination.
It is my belief that we have a responsibility, not only to ourselves and our loved ones, and to our healthcare workers, grocery store workers, and others who are still out there in very vulnerable positions everyday, but to society on whole. We all must give our fullest cooperation in the effort. The better we starve the beast, the sooner it will die.
This is a situation where if we are not part of the solution, we are truly part of the problem! I see this virus as an evil genius of the virus world. I am not a doctor, and I am not public health expert. But when I think about how this virus infects its victims by way of carriers who have no symptoms, how it can be passed so easily thru innumerable means of contamination – well, I just have to call it the evil genius of viruses. This may sound tongue-in-cheek, but I hope it will help you remember just how devious this virus really is.
Just think of a meme that “goes viral” on the internet, and how fast and furiously a meme can spread. We don’t like to share memes on social media that we know to be false or harmful. Sharing that meme just one time can spread that meme at lightening speed. This is what has been happening with Covid_19.
So let’s not share this deadly Covid_19 “meme.” According to all the experts social distancing is working! Also extra attention to hand washing, and other cleanliness measures. And now it is being advised that when we really need to go out, such as buying groceries – wear a mask! Now, home-made masks may not be perfect. But they do provide a barrier. And if everyone in public spaces is making a real effort to keep 6 feet apart, AND wearing a face covering of some kind, it’s just common sense that this is going to help protect us and others, in combination with other measures.
So, thank you to my daughter, Noelle, for a link to a page on the CDC website with instructions on how to make and wear a simple cloth face mask. One requires simple sewing, but one does not require sewing at all. Here is a link for you:
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (if the link does not work, please let me know)
So, I am wishing you all good health and good spirits – always, Aleta – Kasper Organics.
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