Texas Reopens – 3 reasons to keep staying home if you can.

“How many of you actually know someone suffering from Covid 19 ? If not let me be that person . I hear that for most symptoms are mild . Here is my story. Headaches so severe you can count your pulse in your head . Fever that returns every night then breaks around 3 am . No appetite no sense of taste . Let’s say pnuemonia is painful to say the least . A cough so persistent you don’t know if you can take in a breath of air . I know the economy is important . But trust me so is my life and it’s been in doubt lately . So wear your PPE and at the first sign of symptoms seek help . Don’t go to work and infect others . My worst nightmare is getting my wife sick . My mother , sister every other day with care packages and food . My wife and sister-in-law feed and water my hounds as well as ,[removed to respect privacy] . I predict this is going to get alot worst . I don’t know what the answers are . I just don’t want anyone to minimize how aweful it is to suffer from this .

-Quote from a public Facebook post.

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Take these symptoms and apply them to someone with COPD, any lung related issue pretty much… They’re dead, probably. Maybe a quick diagnosis and treatment could keep them strong enough to fight it… But that’s a big maybe in a sea of proven cases and dead people.

What’s worse? COVID 19 sporadically killing people that are not in the “high risk” category. Because none of our docs or scientists have seen something like this, they seem to be expected to magically craft a vaccine when it took YEARS AND YEARS to get the ones we have now.

COVID19 is vicious and unpredictable. Our doctor’s are risking their health and the health of their families going to work every day trying to figure it out and care for those who have it. My prior PCP is in a hard hit area of LA working in an emergency room… Y’all I don’t know how she manages it. I would have already curled up in the fetal position and handed them my medical license by now. Nope, she spends her free time in two groups of medical doctor’s virtually collaborating on effective treatments. She’s a freaking hero.

I get that we are looking at another Great Depression if we stay closed down, but we know how to get through that even if it ain’t pretty. We don’t KNOW what this virus is doing, how it works and about the time we figure it out… That MF will probably mutate because this shit show is too wild to not have a sequel.

Okay – So I promised ya’ll  some reasons via the title, and I feel I’ve provided them in the above text but let me lay it out, in list form as it’s said to improve information retention.

We need to give our scientific community time to figure this out. Doing our part by slowing the spread of the virus will ease the burden on them clinically, so more research and case review can be done. 

Our country did a BOMB ASS job in a lot of areas when we were forced to go virtual. We need to build on that momentum, because I guarantee you if we continue to work remotely and our amazing tech community is free to live up to their potential.. Great Depression Who?! I’m just saying. 

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’m terrified. We have to actually enjoy our lives without COVID 19 standing in the corner being all weird and stalker-y. Otherwise there is no point. 

  • We need to give our scientific community time to figure this out. Doing our part by slowing the spread of the virus will ease the burden on them clinically, so more research and case review can be done. 
  • Our country did a BOMB ASS job in a lot of areas when we were forced to go virtual. We need to build on that momentum, because I guarantee you if we continue to work remotely and our amazing tech community is free to live up to their potential.. Great Depression Who?! I’m just saying. 
  • I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’m terrified. We have to actually enjoy our lives without COVID 19 standing in the corner being all weird and stalker-y. Otherwise there is no point. 

Rather than hurry to reopen, HURRY TO GET MORE AID TO THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR INCOME. Not everyone, we can’t just be getting free money all the time because I like my dollar being worth what it is now. But the self-employed beauty industry professionals, yeah they need help like three weeks ago. Anyone of that nature or unemployed needs full benefits.

Check on your friends and family, don’t forget depression didn’t go away because our survival is being threatened. Imagine that your own brain is always trying to take you out. Send that text, make the phone call, it’s worth it. 

If you are not ok and want to talk to someone about it:

I respond to every response received. I don’t have a list of resources for you. I don’t even have the ability to change your situation. But I care about you and I will listen (or read cause who liked to talk out loud anymore, especially mom’s. If we are alone, the kids are asleep. We can’t be risking them finding out about our alone time). 

Anyway thanks for coming to my Ted Talk. Stay home. Stay safe. Y’all are already acting stupid on the roads.