Needless to say, we are in the midst of uncertain and unprecedented times.
Everywhere we look, we are bombarded with the latest news regarding Covid-19; on the TV, radio, newspapers and the Internet.
While most is factual information from reliable sources, there is also plenty of unhelpful rumour and speculation, particularly on social media.
Personally, I don’t find it beneficial to watch the News three times a day, unlike my folks!
We all know by now what we should and shouldn’t be doing to limit the spread and keep ourselves and each other safe.
Of course, the situation affects everyone in some way; domestically, financially, their work, education, physical and mental health.
This is an incredibly frightening time for many, myself included. I am considered high-risk, since I have a progressive muscle-wasting condition that affects my breathing.
A Friendly Reminder from a Delicate Little Pixie
Though we all must now adapt and change our way of life somewhat, it’s important to remember this is only temporary. Things will improve.
I’ve heard people complain about the restrictions; mostly young, fit, able-bodied people. Yes, it’s a pain in the fat ass! But it isn’t forever.
Also, please be aware that many disabled and chronically ill people are repeatedly forced into prolonged periods of self-isolation throughout their lives. Plans are often cancelled last minute due to poor health. This isn’t new to them.
So, before you complain because you can’t go out partying with your mates, or to the pub, please consider those for whom limitation and isolation is a way of life.
Show your thanks and appreciation for the NHS and those working in health and social care.
Be mindful of the most vulnerable in society, and help out if you’re able to.
Please don’t panic buy or stock pile. This isn’t the apocalypse, people!
Where possible, please support local businesses.
Be sensible, be safe, be rational.