To Your Health

A sober truth of my attitude of frustration during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a member of the LCPC Reopening committee it should surprise no one that I stayed current with the CDC COVID-19 information, State and County guidelines.  In addition I read peer review articles from the Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA), the Journal of American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), and information from the Mayo Clinic. Not only was  the reading part of the LCPC Reopening committee, but this is very personal as members of my family are in the health care profession.
As of this writing, the world’s death rate is over 805,000, and in the United States it is over 176,000 according the John Hopkins data Unfortunately that is only part of the picture. Not all states (including CA, IL, DE, LA, MI, MO, NE, NC, TX and Dist. of Columbia) report the total number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19.  Of the states that do report,  over 358,000 people have been hospitalized according to

With numbers so large we have become numb to the human toll. Too many Americans having an attitude that somehow wearing a mask infringes on their personal freedom, or disregard to social distancing. It is as if mankind has forgotten that we are to love our neighbor as our selves.

It is because I want you…. my friend, my neighbor, my family, to be in my life. I had several of my co-workers, lose family members: a sister, a cousin, and a grandmother to COVID-19 and “attended” the funeral via ZOOM. My gawd how devastating and heartbreaking. My brother-in-law just lost a colleague he used to work with; in-fact he has lost three. Three health care workers, lives lost too soon. Last week when I talked to a friend of mine, she shared that her cousin has been on a ventilator since July and how the family is praying for a miracle.

LCPC just held our first outdoor worship service and it was  great to come and worship together. Everyone wore their masks and  were reminded of the 6ft social distance. LCPC worked hard to reopen.  We want to stay open so we can come together to worship our Lord;  together as the body of Christ. As individuals we must take this pandemic seriously.  Let us stay diligent with our safety precautions, it is then that we demonstrate our love of our neighbor.