In December 2019, several patients from Wuhan, China were admitted with symptoms of pneumonia. As the number of patients presenting with similar symptoms started to rise, the causative agent was eventually isolated from samples. It was initially called the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and has been recently relabelled as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2); the disease it causes has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Over the next few weeks, the virus spread from Wuhan to affect different provinces in China and, after a few months, it is now present in 109 countries.
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As of March 10, 2020, there have been 113,702 confirmed cases globally, and 4,012 deaths have been registered. The World Health Organization (WHO) called COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. There are multiple drug trials going on with some positive results. However, since no vaccine is available, the best way to combat the virus is by preventive methods.
We’re all now practicing new moves – learning a new dance – it’s called “social isolation.” One foot at at time – one step at a time – and we finally start to get into the rhythm. Right now it feels new – unfamiliar – uncomfortable even – but the more we practise – the better we get – and the stronger we become.
We’re all doing the right things these days. We’re washing our hands. (a lot!). We’re keeping our distance. We are working out in new ways – challenging ourselves like never before.
We’re finally taking the time to pick up the phone and catch up with family and friends. We can’t see them – but we can still laugh with them – we can still celebrate with them – we can still #connect with them.
We will continue to be challenged in life – but we must dance to the new tune – learn the new steps – and we’ll start to reconnect with the world again. Everything has it’s time and place – and with each new challenge in life – we learn something new – we change and adapt – and grow. Even though we have to distance ourselves – this doesn’t mean that we distance our hearts and our souls – that which makes us whole and human. Let’s get together and continue to support eachother and connect with eachother in ways that really make a difference. We’re not Alone. We’re #AloneTogether.
We will be always have a lot questions why? For what? Why Us? And we’ll never really find the answers unfortunately.
Let’s try take this like positive situation.
We are more connected today than ever. Let’s keep it up!