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This pandemic has literally hit us all in one form or another. From losing jobs to losing loved ones, the world I feel, is irrevocably changed.
I have thought of CPS, or whatever initials the agency has in your state, as I worked there years ago. I fear for the children who depended on that 1 or 2 meals at school. I fear for parents who have lost their jobs, which result in horrible mental and physical stress. This stress leads to violence against children and other family members. I fear the rise in homelessness will continue to increase.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, I think and mull over the nursing home population, whose family cannot physically visit. Our older loved ones depend on, and look forward to our embraces and care. I fear their mental faculties will decline and could end up in severe depression as some cannot comprehend what is happening, and feel abandoned.
This next one line is from experience. As from someone who worked in the health care for over 15 yrs or so, I fear that patients in some areas might not get the care they deserve and NEED as family cannot check on them to ensure everything is being done. Especially if they are bedridden and cannot speak.
I fear people like myself sometimes have to lie to even see the doctor as right off the bat we are asked ” do you have fever, nausea, vomiting, cough, diarrhea etc etc” and that is usually what we visit the DR for. I fear that , while video visits are safe and convenient, a doctor needs to lay hands on people and listen to the heart, lungs, etc to make a diagnosis. How can you prescribe through a screen? I cannot imagine what they go through having to try to do this for patients.
Just a few thoughts of an over-thinker.