We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious Sri S. Satchinanda
My 14-year-old daughter cannot comprehend why she has to stay home. She could not go to that spring vacation that she was anticipating since the beginning of the school year. This week, she can’t go to school, and she can’t see her friends. Just like her, many of us have so many unanswered questions.
Most of us have never lived this tumultuous time. Many of us feel powerless, stressed, and anxious as we are facing the novel coronavirus pandemic.
After talking to some of my worried patients, I realize most of them are getting information through word of mouth, and not all of them are accurate. Please visit the CDC website to get important information on what to do to remain safe. (www.cdc.gov and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus)
No matter how hard it is, we must stay strong and most importantly we must follow the advice of public health officials, stay home, protect yourself and your loved ones.
Social distancing can be hard but it’s what we can do to stop the spread of the Covid-19. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and put distance between yourself and other people as you might not know who is a carrier. While you are home, spend quality time with your kids, be creative, and do the simple things that can bring us so much joy.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of good hand hygiene which is the simplest and most important action to prevent the transmission of infectious disease. Washing our hand hands properly can protect us from getting or spreading the disease. Please, remember to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place.
Protect others: if you notice you have a fever, a cough, or if you have difficulty breathing, please seek help. It would be beneficial if you could call ahead and alert your doctor or the urgent care if you think you may have COVID-19. Doing so will help to protect us healthcare workers and the other patients prior to your arrival.
We are in this fight together and we will rise again. In the meantime, be safe, and be well!