We might be, like most, told to stay home and stay isolated till we recover. That’s the drill for COVID and many other minor things. Today, however, we are a little on edge about whether the system/hospitals have sufficient capacity to treat us should something else go wrong. That’s worrying, but beyond worrying, what can we do about that?
Most of us have zero control over what is happening in the world, yet we are all impacted by changes and impacts on our businesses, friends and family, communities, and wallets.
Fear-factor issues had subsided, giving way to a better understanding of medical terminology and political malaise.
Then, a cruel recipe for disaster – politics and popularity overtook logic and expert advice, so the 4th wave of COVID-19 is sending our healthcare system into a tailspin, and for far too many of us, that might be a death spiral.
So what can we do?
We are all spectators and passengers on this ride together …
Each time I hear a siren wail, it doesn’t mean someone goes into ICU, but it might. Every time someone can’t get in to see their doctor, or every time someone is too afraid to visit an emergency treatment facility, it’s the same thing – our fantastic system can only hold itself together so long until it breaks. I’m annoyed at our political minions, who seem to feel that it’s their ideal power-play time right now in dealing with the unions over wages, capacity and staffing issues.
That’s never been a sound public policy stance, and right now, it’s also detached from humanity.