This is first post in a series I plan to create. These are the posts to share the impact of Covid19 on the level that is often overlooked or unrealized.
My husband and I went out for a drive today, to get out of the house for a little bit. We didn't get out of the car, only stopped by our local Starbucks for a coffee.
We also planned on driving around the hot spots of Yakima, WA to see what impact Covid19 has had on our town so far.
This would be the first time we've left the house in weeks. My husband is fortunate enough that he can do his job entirely from home. And we are both trying to do our part in helping stop the spread of the virus.
It's important, during these times, to share what impact it has had on our lives. We can connect and support each other in ways that I think a lot of people are slowly now realizing, is possible.
The internet is such a wonderful thing.
I also think it's important that everyone realizes that every single person in the world is impacted by this virus. We are all in this together, and we need to support each other now more than ever.
Yes, there is a deadly virus out there right now. Yes, it is killing people. Yes, it is changing our way of life as we know it. No, you are not invincible if you are under the age of 65. Yes, you can die from it. And the reality that we need to face is: yes, someone you know is probably going to die from it.
You should want to stay home for more than saving your own skin. You should stay home out of the respect for others around you. Good information sources are so difficult to find right now (can't even trust our own government), which is why it is a safe bet that staying at home will do more good than harm. Reports say half of us carry corona and never show symptoms. And the bigger reality we should accept now is that most of us probably are already carriers.
Stay home. Respect those who are staying at home. Stop hoarding medical supplies and toilet paper. Stay well away from others if you must go out. Order take-out or pick-up to support businesses and jobs! And for the love of anything holy, please stop acting like this isn't happening.
It is happening. It's real. And we are all impacted.
(And before anyone says anything, in case you didn't read my first paragraph...we didn't get out of the car! Driving around is a perfectly acceptable way of getting out of the house!)
Below are images I took today.
And there will be more to come.
Below are images from friends that I've received to share the impact that covid19 has had on their lives.
We have an online support group using the Discord app. We have a text channel where people have been sharing stories and as reliable information as we can find to stay connected and keep each other's spirits up.
We also meet nightly in a voice chat channel to keep each other company, even if we aren't playing any video games together. It's like we're all in the same room!
Stay healthy, my friends <3