The quiescence of COVID-19 post Summer Surge is over. New cases are starting to pick-up again as people resume life with less restrictions and caution. Both COVID-19 and Flu test combo swabs started last week. I swabbed two patients myself. The Twindemic health experts predicted from Fall to Winter is here. While many Americans got distracted with the Election Circus and our President getting COVID-19 himself, the highly contagious, deadly virus was able to successfully infiltrate every community in America. No home, no institution is safe nor invulnerable, not even the White House.
961 daily deaths in the U.S. as of Friday from COVID-19 may not bother nor shock some people anymore but it does bother me because every number is a person who is precious, loved, significant. They are NOT expected casualties of the pandemic war we all continue to ignore or treat recklessly. They are NOT a bargain number of how much more we could have lost if some of us did not follow the CDC infection prevention guidelines nor did not have better treatment modalities.
214,379 Americans dead since COVID-19 started in January 2020. These deaths are heartbreaking and tragic because they could have been prevented. There is no justifiable excuse for the continued defiance and indifference. How can someone sleep soundly at night knowing they may have infected and or killed someone because they refuse to do their part? It is of no surprise that people are angry and frustrated. Every life matters and the dead represents all of us. The dead is someone’s parent, grandparent, son and daughter.
Who will be the next 100,000 dead from now to the end of 2020?
Memorize the faces and hearts of the people around you. Spend time like there’s no tomorrow because not all of us will make it to experience the new moments and possibilities of 2021.
No such thing as being immune. It is foolish to believe COVID-19 will just go away magically when the weather changes or after saying, “Abrakadabra!”
Winter is coming in several weeks. Doctor’s are calling the new pandemic as “The Third Wave,” not a surge.
Are we ready the next Tidal Wave of COVID-19 infection and death much worse than Spring? Time to stock more than just toilet paper before the next lockdown announcement.
“Enjoy what’s given to you now because tomorrow they may no longer be there.”