This is no doubt the toughest moment of the entire pandemic and it is essential that we all follow the advice given to us by the experts in the medical field, to continue to respect the rules around social distancing and mask wearing when we are out in public. Post Christmas it was inevitable that we are going to have more cases and as many medical experts like Dr. Cletus Geroges have mentioned, the announcement of the vaccine seems to make everyone think that we are in the clear, we certainly are not.
It is absolutely critical that we continued to follow the rules, and here is exactly why.
New Strains and Higher Cases
We may be sick of this virus and the impact that it has had on our lives but it is not yet done with us and that is why we have to make sure that we continue to fight and continue to follow these rules. There are new strains which have been found as the virus has mutated and there is also a large rise in cases following the holiday season. Despite the fact that we are one year down the line, the reality is that these rules are more important than they have ever been.
Protecting the Vulnerable
Whatever you may think about yourself, your health and whether or not you want the virus, or whether or not you care about it, the key is that we are all trying to protect those who are most vulnerable in society. The decision to follow the rules is not for ourselves but for those around us and this is yet another reason why we should all continue to wash our hands, wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
We Want to Open Up
It is absolutely critical for our mental health and for the economies of our countries that we have everything opened up and that businesses continue to trade. We have already seen so many businesses disappear and that means that there are people out of work and there are people who are facing big financial problems. We can help to get things opened up once again through the use of masks and social distancing when we are out. If we continue to follow these regulations then we will be able to get back to normal sooner rather than later.
Reduction of Spread
Ultimately we are now seeing overwhelming evidence that this approach to going out and about does work in slowing the spread, and that after all is what we are looking for. We cannot run away or hide away from the pandemic but at the very least we can make sure that we reduce the pressure on hospitals and try to give our doctors and our nurses the break that they need.
Lets work together on this, pay attention to the experts and keep working with and for one anther to get through this awful pandemic.