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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Corona Virus
This virus seems to be affecting everything lately. Some people are not taking it seriously and other’s are going over the top. As someone who is immune deficient I do worry, but I also think that if it comes to us then we will deal with it and survive. I also think that we will be affected in some way, the speed it is spreading it’s hard to think that you won’t be affected.
I feel so awful for those that are elderly or with underlying illnesses that could mean serious results. The hospitals are going to need a lot of help and so is the economy. It’s not something to take lightly at all.
The only time I have been out in the last two weeks was to visit the GP. I mostly went because I had a mix up in my medication, but I was also suffering from a very tight chest and loss of voice. The Corona Virus had no victims in the UK at the time so I wasn’t too concerned. The surgery was empty, the GP saw me straight away, sorted out my medication and informed me I had a virus but I was okay and there wasn’t anything she could for me. Thankfully, I did feel better a few days later. (Although, I’ve been feeling ill again since.)
The kids have been told to keep washing their hands at school, but children seem relatively safe from the Corona Virus. They can get it but are strong enough to fight it off pretty easily. They can carry it though, and pass it on to others. This caused Star a lot of distress as she was terrified that I’d get it. I have tried to re-assure her as much as possible. I’ve only recently had checks on my heart and lungs and everything seemed healthy.
My daughter works in a hospital and they have already had some staff sent home to self isolate. Although, they haven’t been tested positive, they have had cold or flu symptoms. It’s good to know they are taking things seriously at least. My daughter has had a non urgent GP appointment cancelled this week. They are only seeing really sick or vulnerable people at the moment. Others are having phone appointments.
People are already fed up of hearing about the Corona Virus, but we can’t be complacent. Even if you are fit and healthy and most likely to survive if you catch it, please remember that it spreads and be careful who you share your germs with.
EDIT: After the COBRA meeting yesterday, I’m still trying to get my head around the conclusions that they came to. Many think they are making the right choices, many think it’s wrong. I’m not sure where I stand as a person who is ‘at risk.’ The headline, many loved ones will be lost, is a very scary one indeed. Nobody wants to lose a loved one, no matter how old or frail. Please take care and do what you feel is right for you and your family x
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Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?