how has COVID19 affected you?

I live in Vermont. We’ve been mostly compliant with what our leadership has recommended for our health. We’ve felt a strong sense of being in this very difficult and unusual time together.

NOTE: Vermont has a republican governor and I doubt Vermonters will shift course this November either. Governor Scott’s messaging about the pandemic has been consistent and based on science, not ideology.

Covid cases are surging all over the world. Our children and young adults are going to school online in front of computers all day long, every parent’s nightmare. We’ve lost 222,157 Americans as of this morning, COVID19 cases and hospitalization rates are rising in many states.

Unnecessarily millions of people are out of work, evicted or about to be evicted. Businesses have shuttered. Our first responders are exhausted, have held phones for families to say goodbye to loved ones and lost their lives too. Scientists are vilified. Family and friends are divided and fighting over a highly contagious virus that has affected everyone in the world in some way or another…and yet, even our health is highly political.

Why? What’s been gained? Lost?

This documentary is available for streaming—watch the short trailer here:

“Lies don’t end relationships the truth does.”
―Shannon L. Alder

I’m a bit shaky as I write this and I know it might upset many people. I’m posting the link to Totally Under Control because I think it’s the right thing to do right now. My own family hasn’t been immune to division & separation during this administration, and it’s all quite heartbreaking. This isn’t politics as usual. I hope we can at least agree on that.

Breathe. Be the bubble. Repeat.

6 thoughts on “how has COVID19 affected you?

  1. My mother-in-law passed away October 3rd due to having contracted COVID in the nursing home where she resided. She was 84 years old and had dementia, so she was in the high risk population of the pandemic. We were not able to be with her in her hospital room and the final ‘see you later’ messages were passed through the window screen. Wishing you much balance and breathing to get through these days.

    • I’m so sorry for your loss. She was such a remarkably sweet woman. I can’t imagine how your family felt not being able to hold her hand as you said your goodbyes, I can’t even imagine. I so appreciate and fondly remember the time I spent at Bernie’s a few years ago, visiting and taking pictures. I wish you all my best during this time of grief. ❤️

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