New Post. Covid-19

This is a new post guys. Not in the same vein or lightness as the previous post. Like a lot of other people (even physicians), I truly thought that everyone was making mountain of a mole hill, especially in the US of A.

My tune has changed. Excuse me, I have to still chew on the rest of my foot that got stuck in my mouth. Chomp chomp…

Our hospital here has taken amazing steps it seems. I am getting info from them every day, sometimes twice. For a small town hospital, it is managing very well and the nurses and doctors have set up tents and triage centers. And I think we have adequate ventilators, which I hope to God we won’t have to use.

I only wish that the President had not disbanded the NSC Pandemic Unit that President Obama had in place after the other epidemics that we had. I honestly think if that Unit was still functional, we probably would have recognized this demon earlier and made great strides in controlling it. If you have time, you should read this.

Okay, finally—, I think I got the whole foot swallowed. Phew! Dang, that didn’t taste good.

Like everyone else, we are hunkered down at home. I went to my son’s home this morning to spend some time with his boys and show them craft ideas to keep them busy. Will probably do this every day, showing them to paint, sketch, and some trivia about general knowledge along with their school work. This week is the spring break for Quincy schools. The school board is doing such good work of providing breakfasts and lunches for families who depend on school breakfast and lunch programs. I think this is happening all over the country.

All this sound so gloomy, no?

But, spring is approaching. We all should get out and take a walk, hear the birds sing and chirp, cook some things that we enjoy, bake bread and let the home smell good.

And if you get visitors, put a large handwritten sign on your bathroom saying, “DO NOT USE! TOILET NOT FLUSHING!” That way you will save on all the hard- earned toilet rolls that people have selfishly hoarded!!


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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9 Responses to New Post. Covid-19

  1. It’s been crazy here. Toilet paper is being hoarded. Some of the supermarket shelves are empty already (potatoes, bananas, frozen veggies, bread, meats). The govt is concerned that our hospitals (and staff) that are already under pressure, won’t be able to handle this.

    Stay safe, you probably know the rules about staying home and keeping a distance from everyone. I’m trying to figure out how my sister will get her groceries each week as she doesn’t drive. My hands are so dry from washing.

  2. slmret says:

    How could He possibly have disbanded the NSC Pandemic Unit?! I’m so out of the habit of cooking that I’m only partially prepared — will need to order food beginning next week! It was hard to know what to believe until over this past weekend — I no longer believe that the hoarding was irrational, or that this will blow over in just a couple of weeks! I now think that we may be able to open up by the beginning of next academic year! What an abnormal life in the “free world”! I love your concluding remarks about the toilet paper — how appropriate! Do stay safe!

  3. Rupali says:

    Warm wishes 🙂

  4. murisopsis says:

    We are self isolating here. I have been cooking and watching movies and some other things to keep busy. Tomorrow we will begin spring cleaning including some painting and getting those ceiling fans and light fixtures dusted and washed!!

  5. r_hsw says:

    one thing that still blows my mind… WHY toilet paper? if anything that needs to be fought for should be antiseptic gel or hand soaps or masks. NOT toilet paper!

  6. beowulf says:

    Here in Asia we have “lived” with the fall-out of the virus since early February, and seeing what happens in Europe and the U.S.A. now makes me wonder. Did none of the politicians here about China going more or less in lock down back in February? Did they think this was some joke?
    One elects these people to take decisions, and they are afraid of doing just that. OK, I get this is not an easy call, but if a country almost self-isolates itself, one would think this is serious?

  7. cjjustice1 says:

    Zachiah – I had planned to be on WP much more often; life has been super busy here, but one positive (really?) thing about COVID19, social distancing, etc. – is that I have more time to connect and so the 1st thing I wanted to do was connect with some of my favorite folk over here… like you! I plan to post this weekend. I am confident that God will get us through this – though things may not be as pleasant as we would like, and we might even go through some truly difficult things, I am at peace. I plan to continuing to check on my friends and make sure that you (& the others) are doing well. Stay safe, my friend. Love and Hugs! ~ Carolyn

  8. You and your precious family have my love and prayers.
    I pray ALL of you stay safe and well.

  9. Yeah, more serious than I first thought. But still many have to work (as do my son and dil) and I still tutor. Otherwise bills wouldn’t get paid or food on the table. But we practice good hygiene, stay away form as many as possible,, etc.

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