Look After Each Other
You don’t need me to tell you that the whole World has been affected in some way by Coronavirus – Covid19.
As the UK slowly, (too slow for some), starts a period of social distancing and self-isolation, let me tell you this:
If we all look after each other, and we are sensible, we can limit the dangers for the most vulnerable and hope to reduce the number of deaths caused by the virus.
When this is all over, lots of us will have made changes and some may be changes for the better. We will have realised what is important in life, and what is not. We will have re-evaluated our priorities and hopefully changed our focus towards people rather than things. I feel that consumerism has been getting out of control lately, and the gap between rich and poor has been getting wider and wider. There are people in the world who do not know what it is like to have very little and who take luxuries for granted. Some of these people will have their eyes opened for sure.
Equally, there are people who have suffered greatly in life, and will continue to suffer, unless we all look out for them. People have been panic buying and supermarket shelves are empty of the basics. This is not an apocalypse yet. Even in a lockdown situation, you would expect to be able to go out and buy food, collect medicines, etc. So, please think before you buy something whether you really need it, or whether you should leave it for someone else.
There have been some lovely stories told of people helping others though. I urge you to make yourself one of those good news stories. Share the love, not the fake news. Remind people of the advice we have all been given, and check official websites for up to date information for your region.
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water. Hand sanitiser gel or spray can be used if soap and water isn’t available.
- Catch a sneeze or cough in a tissue or in the inside of your elbow if you don’t have a tissue. Dispose of the tissue in a bin as soon as you can.
- Don’t touch your face.
- Self-isolate when advised to do so to protect vulnerable people in our society.
I write this because I have family members in the vulnerable group, and I want to do everything I can to help them stay safe. Thanks for reading