Social distancing, herd immunization, self quarantine - phrases which were not part of our daily dialogue have now become well-known words and terms, and will define the start of a new decade. The last few weeks have brought to us a time that we have never seen before. The closure of businesses and restaurants, across most of the country, is unprecedented. However, the way we have reacted to the health crisis is far more critical than the contagious COVID-19 virus itself. Our leaders have had to make difficult decisions to protect our health - and we must trust that they are making good decisions.
While this time is full of uncertainty and fear, the strength of the human spirit, and the best of humanity comes out, loud and clear. People of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, working in various industries, such as health care, law enforcement, supply chain, grocery store, deliverers- taking care of us, and making sure we are comfortable while we are confined to our homes. There are new stories every day of people uplifting those who need it - strangers extending a helping hand, or a kind work to someone.
We will get through this. We will overcome. We will live our lives as freely again. Together, as each day passes, the most important thing to remember is that we are all in this fight together, and in order to win, we must follow the guidelines of our leaders. This is not a time to criticize or to place blame. It is a time to come together, pass through this time, cooperate with what the experts are advising, and we will come out of this situation. United we must stand in this effort to win this war.