In the next several weeks, U.S. will again surpass 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. and more than 1,000 new deaths per day. The tragic possibility of 2,000-3,000 Americans dying everyday from both Influenza and COVID-19 will happen peak of Winter. We’re all riding the pandemic flight certain for a horrific crash. It’s not an if but when.
It’s too late to turn back the curve. We’d been given so many chances and wasted many of them. We are now trending towards a seemingly hopeless direction.
226,171 deaths and more than 8.7 million infection from COVID-19 in 9 months yet many still don’t believe wearing a mask and social distancing should be mandatory. Freedom and convenience won over Humanity and Patriotism.
Observing how people respond and behave towards the pandemic makes the crash frighteningly predictable. We don’t have to be an expert to figure this out. The casualties will be enormous in both lives and economy. The rich will be spared,may even profit from it but everyone else will suffer.
Today, I will neither be Republican nor Democrat but an American that will try his best to do what is necessary to lessen the impact of COVID-19.
Today, I will be that American that will choose humility and call God to save his countrymen. I will plea for his forgiveness and deliverance. I will ask his help to make our country great again.
We trusted men and they failed. We trusted ourselves and we failed. It’s time to trust God and work together. It will be hard. It will be inconvenient. But perhaps, we may still have a chance to steer back on course to save our country from crashing and our people from dying.
Heroes are not born but made. Heroes don’t command the army but leads the army by being the first person to fight and sacrifice self for the good of everyone. Is that hero already born in our lifetime? We’ll find out soon enough.
“Things don’t make sense. We are back to where we were in July with COVID-19 yet reopening is in full swing. Went to a restaurant yesterday and braved to eat outdoors when we saw no one was eating outside. Reason outdoor tables were empty was because people were eating indoors. The virus mode of transmission has not change. It’s still via infected droplets when people talk, sing, cough or sneeze. People don’t just eat in restaurants, we talk and eat. In a close space, the highly infectious droplets becomes airborne for a few hours. It only takes one infected person to begin the chain of infection in our communities.”
Come November, wife and I agreed we will limit going out to stores and groceries like we did during the lockdown. Most buying will be online. We do not have the immunity of a millennial though our heart feels like one. Our 15-year old was already informed and agrees to our safety plan.
We may no longer have control of what happens outside but we still have control in making ourselves and our family safe inside our homes. We can’t change everyone nor save them but we can change ourselves and try surviving till all of this will be truly over.
Until we get infected, we don’t know how our body will respond to the virus. We can’t assume we may be asymptomatic or will have mild symptoms without complications. Assuming it could be nothing is very foolish.
A woman did not know she will die young. One day, she felt pain on her leg. The next day, she was hospitalized for altered mental status. Second day in ICU, she died. Her Chest x-ray shows full blown ground glass appearance seen in severe COVID-19 patients. She did not have the typical Flu-like symptoms of fever, sore throat , cough, shortness of breath, headache and body aches. She simply manifested with a complication called Deep Vein Thrombosis. Stories like hers we don’t hear in the news, but it’s happening around us. Her story can become our story.