I'm not a good example. You know why? Last April 30, we go to swimming.
It is one of the fastest ways to be infected by Covid. Even though Corona Virus is continuously increasing, we're not thinking of helping it to decrease. We're just thinking of ourselves. How to enjoy, how to create happy memories outside.
March 2020 it all started. It was declared as a global pandemic, where a lot of people were already infected. At first, we've got afraid to be contaminated by this said outbreak. Our President declared a lockdown, where every municipality cannot access the other. They also announced that we should wear masks all the time, wash hands properly, avoid going outside, wear a face shield, and always disinfect. This was strictly followed by people as we are all worried to be infected. We also pursued staying in the house even though we're not used to it. My Mom bought a lot of stuff for our food supplies, and a lot of people also panicked and almost bought all of the food at the groceries.
This time, I can say we did a good job. 👏🏽 We almost stayed at the house the whole time without thinking of traveling.
But now is different. Pandemic is still there. In our municipality, we have 69 confirmed cases where 59 already recovered and 4 of them already died. This April was the latest declaration of the said cases. We saw a house that is locked down because the patient was there. We're not allowed to pass or enter that territory as we can be also quarantined. Seeing this awaken me that Covid is not a joke.
But still, it's my Mom and Dad's anniversary. They planned an outing and scheduled overnight swimming. At first, I said to my husband that we should not go as Covid positive patients are boosting and we can be infected. We're firm to that decision.
As I said that to my family, they encouraged us to go with them. They are so confident that we cannot be infected. They said we have a private cottage, that we can swim to one area where there is no crowd, etc. That made me decide that yeah, maybe we should go. And that what happens. We go to Punta Almara without thinking of the pandemic. From what I observed there, people are not doing social distancing, no masks, talking face to face, and enjoying the sea.
That made me realized how people view situations now. They don't have fear of coronavirus disease. They came back to a normal life where people travel from here to there, be with each other if you miss them, and having a group gathering.
But still, I enjoyed that day... I just got a kick out of that moment, without thinking how the world became so worst because of the Covid-19.
After that enjoyable day, we attended a meeting. And there's an announcement regarding the pandemic. It said that we should be a good example if we're doing a personal decision. Example gatherings, swimming and traveling. It also stated that we all miss our relatives and friends. But showing love to them during this pandemic will lead us to not seeing them but limiting ourselves to be with them.
A lot of family members died because of not following protocols. So it depends on us if we will follow the policies. But for me, being a good example is a must.
That announcement made me so guilty. I realized how I became a bad example to everyone. I even posted pictures on social media. 🤦🏽♀️
Authorities don't lack reminders regarding the protocols. Every time... they announced and remind us what we should do. But still, we're not following. I'm so guilty until now.
I also realized how I didn't consider doctors and nurses in the hospitals. They face different cases every day and it still increasing. They are always afraid of the virus but still, they need to face it. They can be infected all the time as they are too exposed to the said virus. And sadly, a lot of healthcare workers died because of the COVID-19. 😭 That made me admit that I am so selfish.
And imagine this... Some people still think that COVID-19 doesn't exist. Visualize that one doctor got tired of walking out of an ICU where COVID-19 has killed another patient and when he walked into a grocery store he hears people saying it doesn't exist. That was so heartbreaking.
Also, I read some posts even on noise.cash that doctors juking the hospitalization numbers to get more money. Even though I don't know the reality, but in general I know doctors still doing their best just to lessen the spread of the virus. So let's just respect them, thank them for their undying sacrifices, and make them feel that we appreciate their efforts and bravery.
So now, what is my conclusion?
DON'T GO OUT if you're not doing stuff that could affect your living. Stay in the house. Avoid spreading the virus. And BE A GOOD EXAMPLE. ❤
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Naguilty din talaga ako nung narinig ko yung announcement 😬