How is quarantine going?
For many, probably not well. Many lives have been upended because of a virus. No one can accurately predict the future or say how long this will last. No one knows how bad this can get or how quickly it will pass.
We do know close to 99% of people who get it will recover.
Around 20% might need medical intervention. That is why we are supposed to stay home. The infection rate must go down to keep from overwhelming medical professionals.
Are we getting accurate information? No. Some sick people aren’t being being tested because they aren’t that sick. Likely there are many more cases that aren’t being reported.
You must keep in mind we have been through worse.
655,000 people died during the Civil war
116,516 people died during WWI
405,399 people died during WWII
Nobody knows how many people died from Spanish Flu from 1918-1920. It could be as high as 100,000,000
The swine flu in 2009 has estimates of up to 575,000 people dying.
The World Health Organization claims 250,000 to 500,000 people die of seasonal flu annually.
Right now COVID 19 is nowhere near these numbers.
Breath. We aren’t behind the Iron Curtain where cowering people ratted out their friends and neighbors to government. If you have cable news on all day, shut it off. Don’t read every news report, most aren’t accurate.
We will survive and hopefully be better than before.
If you’re feeling on edge, concerned, or downright panicked over the Coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone. Uncertainty can lead to fear, which is powerful. So is panic. But hope can be contagious, too.
My hope comes from God, he never fails. Start with Matthew 6:25-27:
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, (or if you will run out of toilet paper) … Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”
Ask God for peace, he will deliver.
Back away from the cliff.
Reach out if you need help,