Hysteria or Real Need?

I keep reading differing opinions about this COVID-19 virus and the reaction of the world, governments, media, and people.  There seems to be rank criticism of President Trump, yet if he hadn’t taken the reins of government and shut the flux of humans with the virus down, lots more of us could have it by now.  The daily press conferences are giving us all good scoop on what’s going on with supplies, testing, etc.  Vice President Pence is doing a great job heading the task force that has been given the job of government help and resource use to fight this thing.

The Congress actually sheathed their long knives enough to pass a bill almost unanimously to help out the effort, and aid the people losing their source of income during this period of intense lock down and scrutiny.

It’s the poor medical people I feel the most for right now, as they have inadequate supplies to protect themselves from their own patients.  And they must be working around the clock to save lives.

The young, and those who have no sense, or fear, probably think it’s best to go ahead and get it, and get it over with as even the British government thought, initially.  Immunity, herd immunity is a good thing.  But getting there will be not only risky, but endangers those most vulnerable entirely too much.

All this is just repeating everything everyone else is saying.  Wondering just why on earth anyone would consider voting for a Biden in this atmosphere.  Like him or not, President Trump is working tons harder than anyone else to deal with this mess.  Making decisions no one wants to make, and he will face the consequences alone.  A very brave man.  I salute his determination, grit, and patriotism in these most trying times.  He is an eagle.

 

Indeed, Trying Times

There’s panic among the people and toilet paper seems to be the highest priority among most households.  I’m wondering how this will all shake out in the long run.  Going out seems to be something we shouldn’t do, especially as there were two confirmed cases of COVID-19 just a few blocks from the house.

I’m a bit worried about my sister and her upcoming hip replacement.  I’m sure it won’t have a higher priority than a a COVID-19 case, and things were looking pretty scary at the hospital when we tried to visit a friend last weekend.  At that time, there weren’t even any cases in the county!  Yet, the door was locked, we had to buzz in, and be questioned by a masked security guard and they never found our patient.  So we left.

Some stores are open, but what foods are available don’t seem to be the ones folks in this household want to eat.  If this goes on for a while, we will eat things we don’t want.  No question.  We have a goodly supply of food and paper products, but I do wish we had more bleach.

Just watched a video that explained why and how Vitamin D helps, and could actually save lives considering this virus attacks the lungs.  Very good studies have been done that actually claim daily intake of it could reduce infections in the respiratory system by 70%!  Now, that’s quite a claim, but it’s also something that lends hope.  We’ve been doing Vitamin D and C for quite a while now, and I haven’t had regular flu in years!  Think my husband hasn’t had it either for so long, I don’t ever remember him having flu.  Think I’ll continue to take my supplements.