COVID-19 And You

March 25, 2020 Update: Governor Polis declares Stay-In-Place order until April 11, 2020 for all of Colorado.

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You, yes I’m talking to you.

You need to take this pandemic seriously.

Now.

You need to stop thinking this is not real. Not a big deal.

You need to modify your routine. Your life.

Your thinking.

This isn’t a Sci-Fi movie in which you’re an extra. A video game.

This isn’t some non-event where you can revel in your physical fitness or seeming imperviousness over everyone else.

This is a very real situation that needs to be attacked head-on by action by each and everyone one of you.

Why?

Because you are not taking this seriously. You are still pretending you are special and know more than the Smart People out there and that this does not affect you.

It does.

It affects you and everyone around you.

Everyone you come into contact with.

From an update from my state’s (Colorado) Governor Jared Polis: “…the number of cases in Colorado jumped by 116 from Saturday to Sunday – to 591 cases in 29 counties, with 58 people hospitalized and 6 dead, though the data is at least a day behind.”

If you and your friends were doing what you were supposed to be doing there would NOT be a jump in COVID-19 cases in one day of 116 people in Colorado.

This isn’t about “not living in fear” by not modifying your life and ignoring everything Smart People are trying, oh, so desperately, to impress upon all people across the world.

As Governor Polis states, there is only one true Enforcer of your behavior: The Grim Reaper.

Those of you not coming together, those of you continuing to behave as you had before this pandemic struck are jeopardizing lives.

…the number of cases in Colorado jumped by 116 from Saturday to Sunday – to 591 cases in 29 counties, with 58 people hospitalized and 6 dead, though the data is at least a day behind.”

You are helping to infect others.

…the number of cases in Colorado jumped by 116 from Saturday to Sunday – to 591 cases in 29 counties, with 58 people hospitalized and 6 dead, though the data is at least a day behind.”

You are helping to kill others.

…the number of cases in Colorado jumped by 116 from Saturday to Sunday – to 591 cases in 29 counties, with 58 people hospitalized and 6 dead, though the data is at least a day behind.”

You may not know it, may not realize it, but you are.

YOU ARE SPREADING THIS VIRUS. Not somebody else.

YOU.

…the number of cases in Colorado jumped by 116 from Saturday to Sunday – to 591 cases in 29 counties, with 58 people hospitalized and 6 dead, though the data is at least a day behind.”

Additionally an article in today’s Colorado Springs Gazette says that scientists calculate that ONE INFECTED PERSON can lead to 4,142 total infections within a single month.

Please…pay attention to what the Smart People are saying.

Please…to the best of your abilities, to the best of your employment…severely limit all of your activities…stay at home…avoid contact with others. Do what is recommended by the Smart People.

Yes, I may joke about toilet paper craziness, but my family and I take this pandemic seriously. We have modified our lives, our activities. We reach out to our neighbors and family offering help and physical and moral support. Please, do so yourselves. Be mindful. Be helpful. Help spread the correct information that Smart People are disseminating.

Realize that Life has changed. That this is something that won’t go away in one week or two, but will take concerted, focused effort that extends many weeks or months. I appeal to your Better Selves…maybe you are scared…confused…that is understandable. It is not the end of the world, but it is something that is requiring all of us across the world to come together and help each other out.

Stay at home.

When you do go outside, stagger it to try not to be outside in areas at the same time as everyone else in your area.

Keep the six-feet distance when you go out.

Perform exemplary personal hygiene.

Reach out to neighbors and family and friends. Call. Ask how you can help. Just chat to help people not feel so isolated.

Shop once a week.

Be smart.

Thank you for your attention and intention.

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Please, return to the video at the top of my post and watch/listen to it, if you haven’t already. Yes, it’s about an hour long, but it is an incredible display of leadership. This is what is needed in a leader. You can tell he truly cares about his people…it’s in his voice and demeanor. You can tell he knows and speaks the facts.

Please, go to this link for more CDC information.

Please go to this link for Colorado COVID-19 information.

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4 Responses to COVID-19 And You

  1. fpdorchak says:

    I added the following update to my post above:

    “Additionally an article in today’s Colorado Springs Gazette says that scientists calculate that ONE INFECTED PERSON can lead to 4,142 total infections within a single month.”

  2. Pingback: Not Heartless—Mindful | Runnin Off at the Mouth….

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