Dr. Joy’s Myths Busters: New COVID Challenges 

 July 20, 2020

By  Dr. Joy Lasseter

The Covid19 virus has now moved to a younger, healthier group including children, teenagers, college students, and thirty to forty aged groups socializing at bars, restaurants and miscellaneous gatherings. In addition there are more incidents of non symptomatic hosts infecting others before they get sick themselves. 

I have not seen any Covid19 data graphs that indicate that the case numbers are going down more than a few people per week if at all. And I have seen several states reporting single day record breaking new case numbers.

With case numbers continually rising as towns and states attempt to reopen businesses again, it is clear we need to be cautious. And the US continues to have the highest global number of cases and deaths. Yet we continue to hope, deny, rage, complain and rebel against simple, logical safety procedures: wear a mask and wash your hands! Do as much of your business and shopping on line as possible. Don’t make any unnecessary trips or local outings with groups. Just get the necessities and come home. But what do we do at home?

We have been saying for years, “I wish I had more time to do ______!” Well this is what we asked for. Some folks are taking their kids to the park or camping. Others are painting their houses or making their gardens beautiful. Still others are catching up on all the books they have wanted to read. And some are re-arranging their furniture instead of doing a complete remodel project. And many are learning new skills!

Whatever you decide to do, be fully present in the moment and enjoy it. No complaints or regrets. Cherish this gift of time. It is a good antidote for the constant blur of busyness in our  life before Covid! We are getting in touch with our values and priorities!

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