This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.
OPTIONAL IWSG DAY QUESTION:
Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?
I started to write another post all positive and sparkly, then my sister texted me and not for the first time. Here’s the full reversal: the fear mongering, gossip, and death threats are ridiculous in my world. I feel myself folding under the enormous pressure of speculation and stupidity.
I’m not saying don’t be careful. All of us need to use diligence.
Here are my numbers and no doubt they’ll be different when you read this:
Canada: British Columbia: Population 5 million
covid-19 Pandemic as of 2020 03 31
- Active Cases: 435
- Recovered: 606
- Deceased: 25
The flood gates will break in BC soon enough and the only way we can fight back is by social distancing.
Being upset doesn’t keep us safe. I know emotions can come on really, really strong. I have them too. As someone with depression, I get it. Strong emotions make me careless; and worse, I live in a black hole blind to everyone else.
Not thinking straight will be our undoing worldwide, and we can’t afford to make a mistake. Our friends and family are depending on us.
We’ve been following these rules (if they’ll help):
- Stay 10 feet (3.05 metres) away when talking to anyone.
- Wash your hands or use sanitizer.
- Don’t touch your face.
- Wash your doorknobs and fridge handle regularly.
- Stay at home, without visitors.
- Contact friends and family through email, text, etc.
- Buy gas at the pump.
- Buy food and supplies (when possible) online.
- Go out only if you must.
Sorry for the rant, I really am, but I’ve had enough. Try not to drink their frigging Kool-Aid.
Panic is our enemy; following protocols is our defence.
What have you been doing to stay calm and stay safe?