We’re in this for the long haul. We’re literally held hostage by this microscopic collection of nuclei acid, proteins and lipids. It’s not even an organism. It’s not even alive!
I’ve never been unaware of the risk. I know the consequences and the reality of things. But when a family friend dies, he was a gifted cardiologist working the front lines in Manila, and a dear friend from my call centre days falls ill enough to be put on a ventilator in a hospital in New York, it hits home. It hits home in the hardest way.
Please everyone, I beg you, stay home. Keep away from people. If only to protect yourself from catching it and giving it to someone else. Wash your hands so you don’t get the virus and spread it. Please don’t think you’re invincible. We’re all at risk, others at a higher risk that the rest. I beg you to think of how your actions will affect everyone else. We’re all in this pond together. No matter what everyone says, we’re all inextricably linked.