UNDERSTAND MY REASONS!!
By Mr. William
“A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.” (Will Dursens)
This is going to be a shorter posting than many I do and that is due to my need to get to the point about this coronavirus stuff and the lack of empathy others have in being willing to wear a mask or putting up with those who say they should.
Just so you know – I miss seeing face-to-face, hugs-to-hugs my adult kids, my grandkids and my great-grandkids as well as my good friends within my community.
But they all are willing to keep their distance because they know I am at high risk due to having COPD, severe Asthma and a heart issue.
I just wish more folks had the same understanding and empathy so then maybe I could consider going out for a quick trip with my mask on tight. But until more other folks show the understanding and empathy for others by wearing masks, then folks like me stay home!!
The following is something I posted in the past hour or so on my personal Facebook page, it’s my rant and comments for the day and I think those with a chronic illness and/or disability will understand.
WHY SHOULD WE CONSIDER WEARING A MASK?
Maybe because the % of deaths compared to the number of confirmed positive cases sits at 6%!!!
Come on people, that is 1 death for every 16 confirmed positive case!!
In comparison the flu runs normally on average to a % of deaths compared to positive cases of less than .1%!!
See the difference – this is why we say or ask to wear a mask, keep washing your hands, and keeping that minimum of 6-foot distances!!
If you do not want to do any of those, then ask yourself the following questions:
- In your circle of 16 closest family and/or friends – which one would you not have a problem with watching die due to the lack of empathy by yourself or others??
- And if that circle of your 16 closest family and/or friends includes several with health issues, a chronic illness, a disability or any kind of immune deficiency – then maybe you should tell us which 2 or 3 of them are you willing to see pass away because this coronavirus stuff attacked their lungs and they pretty much suffocated to death??
All this is something to think about when:
- You make fun of others for wearing a mask.
- You refuse to wear a mask when with a group of family/friends.
- You allow others to not wear one around you even after they have been requested to.
- You are willing to go into a store or service establishment without wearing a mask or where several others were not wearing one either.
I will once again finish this post as I did the past couple of postings – grateful that for the most part my health has stayed very good indeed considering all that is going on around me, but then again, I am not going anywhere these days either.
Again – my final thoughts include:
- Stay well everybody.
- Continue to follow the rules of masks, gloves and washing hands regularly.
- Continue to being extra, extra careful as to when and where you may get near others.
This posting – No Question of the Day.
A REMINDER – Do you have any comments or questions about my postings, then feel free to leave a comment on either at this blog, at the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/copdtravels/.
ALWAYS REMEMBER (because I have COPD and severe Asthma) – If you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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NOTES: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or Asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer medical founded information.