Saturday, May 9, 2020

Mental Health Day

Kindred,

It's kinda difficult to say that one has to have a mental health day from home, but I have to say it.

Sometimes, we need to take mental health day, even from home.

But then how to do so when stuck at home?

The answer is not in going out or in a return to normal yet.

Why?

COVID-19 or the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the CDC, mild cases require 2 weeks, severe cases 3-6 weeks for recovery.

If you get sick, you will use up all your sick time; that's if you survive.

The mortality rate for people in really good healthcare systems range from 3 to 6 percent; for bad healthcare systems the range is 10 to 13 percent and higher.

Currently, in U.S., at over 1.32 million inflected and over 78,500 deaths, the human toll and economic toll will cause any rational person great concern. 

The news and numbers is not good and will not be good for awhile, but now is not the time to panic or throw in the towel or turn to psychotic and suicidal practices such as herd immunity. 

People are not livestock and should never be considered in such a manner.

This human "herd" in the U.S. is over 325 million strong.  If you calculate even at the most conservative morality rate of 3 percent, it's the death of over 9 million people. 

And if you, at the most conservative say, that of the total herd inflected, that 10 percent (and you know from data that this number is higher) will suffer serious complications and require hospitalization that is over 32.5 million people. 

If hospitals are at nearing capacity at over 1 million inflected, what are they going to be at 300 times that amount?

In addition, the coronavirus is a virus that mutates and over time immunity over one strain will not cover the immunity from a different strain (like the flu, which is why you need to update seasonal flu shots for the vaccines to be effective); meaning you will likely have to get sick over and over again and survive in order to have immunity. 

Please do not lose your heads over this pandemic. 

If you need to take a mental health day, do so, but not at the expense of your life or your love ones lives. 

Remember this virus is highly contagious at least through person to person contact. 

Follow CDC guidelines:

Wear a mask*
practice social distancing
Wash hands
Do not touch face
Clean and Disinfect

Practice safety and well-being first and do what the Lord would have you do.

Be well.



*Some masks are more effective with air filter and make sure it covers nose and mouth. 


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