A Pandemic Worst Practice Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

pandemic protestor

There are no problems that “ignore it and maybe it will go away” won’t make worse, especially health problems. I borrowed the gist of that statement from AA, which believes in admission and support as the foundation for solving the problem. Admission and support are exactly what is needed now to solve the pandemic problem. Anything other than that will only exacerbate it.

I have been sheltering in place since the second week in March. I want to go out for a walk. I want to go to a restaurant. I want to travel. But I don’t want to get sick. I don’t want to put my life at risk. And, I don’t want to put anyone else’s life at risk. I know that the probability based on population size and the number infected and number that have died say that it is unlikely that I will get the virus and die. I have witnessed first-hand and felt the pain of a one in a hundred million health tragedy. I know you can lose those long odds propositions. I prefer to hedge my bet by following the science and experts and using the best practices to give me my best chance to come out of this alive. The walks, restaurants and the world will be there when it is safe for me to enjoy them again.

Despite what the science and experts may say
Many are returning to the “American Way.”
They want restitution,
And their pandemic solution –
Ignore it – and it’ll go away.

IT WON’T. IT’S ONLY GOING AWAY WITH A VACCINE. A TREATMENT WILL LESSEN THE TIME TO IT TAKES TO RECOVER, BUT IT IS NOT A CURE. IT IS A BIG STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

2 Comments to “A Pandemic Worst Practice Limerick”

  1. 👏🏼👏🏼

  2. Wise words and wiser sentiments here, shared wholeheartedly. I too have been self-isolating since the beginning of March and absolutely resonate with your longing. But I’m not going there til I know it’s safe. The world can wait, health can’t.

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