A frightening perspective on how the virus spreads, what it does to your body, and how you die, while others never notice that they carried the virus and they gave it to you…and to countless others. And a short video from an expert saying what Trump should have said weeks ago.
Today’s post is very short, just a link to one important article and one short video. But before I introduce the article and video, I want to share something: I am afraid, we both are. We are afraid for ourselves, our kids, our grandchild, and all of you.
This is unraveling very quickly and we have a national leader incapable of conveying how fearful the times have become, and so someone has to speak up and say it: I am afraid. Likely so are you, and it is important to make that okay. This is going to get much worse before it gets better and we need to be honest about that. And it has to be okay to be afraid. That isn’t panicking or spreading panic. It is being honest.
Today’s article and video below explains why I am frightened and why I have hope, and the video is definitely worth watching as it portrays how our leaders should be talking to us.
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How the Coronavirus Could Take Over Your Body (Before You Ever Feel It)
The Intelligencer is an excellent online publication produced by New York Magazine. On the March 18, they published a chilling narrative of how the virus spreads and how one person’s simple lunch date led to him contracting the virus. If you don’t understand fully how COVID-19 spreads and why it is ESSENTIAL YOU STAY HOME, then you need to read this piece. Along with explaining very precisely how this virus is spread and how easily the most innocent public moment can lead to your contracting this virus, it also provides a vivid personal picture of what an over-run hospital system looks like and what it feels like to die on a gurney in a hospital hallway.
We have to get serious folks. So if you know ANYONE who is still skeptical about the desperate crisis we are in and the absolute need to STAY HOME, please share this with them AND CALL THEM and BEG THEM: PLEASE STAY HOME.
Click here to read the full Intelligencer piece. Even if you think you grasp what is happening, read it and share it. We need each other, and we need everyone to pull their weight.
A Powerful Message from Someone Who Knows How to Communicate
Infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Landon spoke during the Illinois governor’s #COVID19 press conference on 3/20/20. Hear her explain why the statewide order to stay at home is crucial to protecting everyone. Her message is filled with compassion, urgency, and pain. She does exactly what our President is incapable of doing: be candid, be courageous, be clear, and be inspirational.
Please, stay home, be safe, be smart.
Paul & Roxanne