PANDEMIC FATIGUE

PANDEMIC FATIGUE; I’ve got it! I just watched a podcast by ZdoggMD that introduced me to this term.  I’m fed up with the doom and gloom associated with Covid-19.  I’m stressed out all over the choices I have to make.  I have the worst cabin fever I’ve ever experienced.

Zdogg makes very valid observations about “Pandemic Fatigue” and the importance of figuring out what we deem is really important (what we value).  He then lists what each of us can do:

  1. Respect the opinions and values of others
  2. Treat others as if they are adults
  3.  We should have zero tolerance for those that shame others
  4. Recognize that there is still much about this virus that is uncertain, none of the science is perfectly clear
  5. Follow the advice of the public authorities

As for me, I’m having a pity party this weekend.  I’ve weighed what’s important to me; and, right now, it’s to enjoy what life I have left.  A major part of which is food. So, I’ll eat. I’m off my diet long enough to feast on steamed blue crabs shipped in from Baltimore and corned beef on seedless rye shipped in from Chicago. 

I’ll continue to mask in public and practice social distancing; and, of course, I’ll wash my hands.  Hopefully, I’ll get to enjoy an in-person Thanksgiving.  Oh, yeah, I will return to dieting.  I value the ability to walk and carrying 35 extra pounds of fat makes walking difficult.

While I agree we respect the opinion of others, I am disturbed by the number of people who have already decided that they will not be vaccinated when the new vaccine is available.  I’ve fielded multiple questions about this and have told everyone the same answer. I won’t know what I’m going to do until I actually see the scientific data pertaining to the specific approved vaccine.

Here’s your music for today and a joke.

A congregation honors a rabbi for twenty-five years of service by sending him to Oahu for a week, all expenses paid. When he enters his hotel room, there’s a nude girl lying on the bed.
He picks up the phone, calls his temple, and says, “Where is your respect? As your rabbi, I am extremely angry with you.”
Hearing this, the girl immediately gets up and starts to get dressed.
He says, “Where are you going? I’m not angry with you…”

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