A departure from the trend of political screeds. The COVID19 pandemic.
People are nervous, uncertain, many frightened. I’ve always dealt with that kind of thing by finding things out. Information. The more you know, you know. So here is a link to a very handy, graphically interesting page of data about the thing itself.
Study it, absorb it, then—
Reasonable precaution, much of which consists of habits we should already have (but probably don’t). And if it is your inclination to dismiss it, blow it off, assume it’s either exaggerated or too late, well, so be it, but keep one thing in mind: it’s not about you.
This is the time to adopt those habits and take those precautions whether you believe in them or not because the idea is to reassure those around you. You do this for your friends, neighbors, community. You do this to lower the level of ambient anxiety.
It hurts nothing to be a bit extra careful, circumspect, considerate. And on the chance that such precautions really do work, you can save a life or two.
Because honestly, we’ve all been pretty on edge and often nasty to each other the last few years. Not, perhaps, unprovoked, but still, this is one instance where such an attitude will do no one any good and relearning some manners may do a lot of good.
So be careful. Be considerate. Be a good citizen and community member.