Time for caution...not panic
If you've been shopping, and who hasn't, you've noticed empty shelves for some of the oddest items. Apparently, some people have decided that an apocalypse is here. Either that, or they are simply profiteering. Shame on those who are doing either. Frankly, both behaviors set a really bad example for our children.
Some advice from an infectious disease specialist
One of our neighbors posted last week in nextdoor.com an article by a Canadian infectious disease specialist. You can read it all here.
Dr.Abdu Sharkawy authored the article.
"I'm not scared of Covid-19... The fact is the virus itself will not likely do much harm when it arrives. But our own behaviors and 'fight for yourself above all else' attitude could prove disastrous...I'm scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, open-mindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested."
Some advice from Rudyard Kipling
LOVE turned to the classics on advice regarding how we should be behaving.
After all, this pandemic is not the first, nor will it be the last.
We remember, and not fondly, the crippler of children known as the polio virus. Indeed, the 50's were full of all sorts of nasty viruses. But I don't recall "panic" being in the equation.
We found this sage advice from Kipling. It is from a poem called "If". You can listen to it here.
Hunker down, Oro Valley.
We are going to win this one.