Vital Mental Health Message from Darren Hardy:
FEMA is sending an army of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), ambulances, and paramedics to NYC which matters to you because it could very well be a strong indicator of what’s to come for the rest of us.
This was done to help the city deal with the overwhelming rush of calls to 911 recently. “There has never been a busier time in the history of emergency medical services,” said NYC Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
As the projected peak infection date of April 15, 2020 approaches, there’s a lot of questions that I have and will likely never resolve. One thing we need to prepare for is that things are highly likely to fundamentally’ change for a long time in not only the U.S., but throughout the world.
It’s very probable that analysts and many people you know are underestimating the toll socially, politically & economic-ally that the shutdown is causing. It’s important to be prepared.
The good news about the coronavirus pandemic
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
- Most People with COVID-19 recover.
- Children seem to be infected less often and have a milder ‘reaction to the’ disease.
- The number of new cases is falling where the outbreak began.
- Because the Internet exists, we currently have ways to practice social distancing that preserve at least some social and medical connections.
- Our response to future pandemics should improve. (The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings in healthcare systems throughout the world!)
- Many people and organizations have stepped up to improve the situation… (Some major health insurers have promised to cover care and testing related to COVID-19 … AND … A number of celebrities and professional athletes have donated signiﬁcant resources to help!)
The bottom line
Make no mistake: the new coronavirus epidemic is a big problem that’s expected to become bigger in the weeks and months to come. For those who are infected as well as those trying to avoid infection, these are trying times. But amid all the doom and gloom, there are some positive stories, positive messages and reasons to remain hopeful.
At a time when the citizenry of this country is so politically divided, we can also hope that this threat brings us together in ways that help us to better recognize commonalities: we’re all human, we get sick, and we worry about loved ones. As social creatures, we try to help one another when bad things happen. If that happens, it would be good news that could not have been foreseen before the pandemic.
April 06, 2019