The year is 2020. The world is facing a new challenge. Coronavirus.
I say new as in history there, I think, has never had such a global challenge.
We all know what its effects are leading to. Nut shell? No, not an actual nut shell (have recently seen Austin Powers though!), just in a double-metaphorical stance; obviously.
Firstly, our (UK) Prime Minister has declared that MOST (key workers allowed) people must stay indoors and adhere to 4 rules to try and stop the spread of this bastard virus. It is killing a lot of people.
§ Shopping for basic necessities such as food and medicine. Shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible
§ One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk, or cycle. This should be done alone or only with people you live with
§ Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. This includes moving children under the age of 18 between their parents' homes, where applicable. Key workers or those with children identified as vulnerable can continue to take their children to school
§ Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home
This is a monumental change in life. ‘Normal’ activities are no more (unless you were already a ‘stay-at-home worker for example). Nothing of the like since world war times. A complete lockdown is due (or is already happening depending on when reading).
I am no viral, economical, political, geographical… expert in any way BUT I am fairly well versed in a certain disease.
The disease of multiple sclerosis (MS) that affects the central nervous system. Not a place here to preach about that – do enough of that already! – however; a selfish comment regarding my situation in life after MS developed in me and changed my life forever.
The Coronavirus ‘rules’. Think about them. And me.
Don’t go to work
I effectively medically retired in 2006 aged 28.
Stay at home
Hmmm. Many reasons for that.
Exercise once a day
Action certain movements to survive anyway.
Sounds depressing and guess what? It bloody is! Stats prove this – far from just me – but a positive ‘but’:
Acceptance of my situation and doing best I can as-is, makes ‘Corona-changes’ not too new.
Fuck it! I wish ALL the best in this combined fight. We will beat it. Stay safe.