Wow! The last week has been a scary and changing time for us. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there about the coronavirus. I give a huge thank you to our researchers who are working so diligently to formulate tests, treatments and potential vaccines. Our emergency room caregivers, ICU physicians and primary care physicians are working overtime. Many of us are not working, working from home and have a house of children to supervise, feed and educate.
It is important that we do not worry or panic. We need to be concerned, follow the guidelines and have faith in our leaders, researchers, physicians and our communities. I listened to Cardinal Timothy Dolan this morning on the news. I really appreciated his advice and wisdom. He said worry is the opposite of faith. In fact, he characterized the act of spreading fear and panic as being detrimental. This is a time to really connect with your faith, your family, your community, and with God. We are not alone. We are all in this together, and we will get through this. It looks as if this may be long, and it looks like this may be hard.