Coronavirus survivor: advice from experience

The news anchor keeps repeating a question about the ♬ Feelings!!! ♬ of the young man who survived the Coronavirus. I get it. That’s actually important in that people will surely fail because of the feelings they are not used to having. This guy has a good bit of balance and common sense about him and integrates the feelings-inquiry with great advice about how NOT to break a self-quarantine. I think that it’s well worth the listen. It’s very wise what he says about keeping oneself busy by reading books not yet read, learning new languages, and NOT panicking.

Meanwhile, here are some very useful maps you can use to rid yourself of the fear of the unknown regarding geographical locations of cases. The second link below is extremely well done with the interactive map. You can click on the red dots to get numbers of cases in that area, etc.

Meanwhile, keep up on cancellations of gatherings in your area. The K of C, for instance, is going to try to go ahead with the Fish Fry in Hayesville this Friday evening, even though it was actively suggested that councils reconsider doing any kind of face-to-face get-together. But I’m sure that will be the very last get-together for quite a while. And, it’s a day away. We will see. Things are changing by the hour.

I myself am checking with the International Conference of Police Chaplains coming up which is a number of states away at a very international hotel which has itself been closing down entire hotels in entire countries around the world…

Anyway, it was suggested that you don’t do panic buying of supplies of food and soap, but that you absolutely do buying of supplies of food and soap enough to last you a number of weeks if there are quarantines of towns and villages. But no panicking.

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3 responses to “Coronavirus survivor: advice from experience

  1. pelerin

    sanfelipe – you may be interested to know that in Westminster Cathedral, London lies the body of Saint John Southworth an English Priest who ministered to the sick and dying during epidemics from 1636 – 1640 which claimed thousands of victims each week. St John Southworth was sentenced to death and hanged, drawn and quartered in 1654. The discovery of his body after many fruitless searches makes for interesting reading.
    Perhaps in these worrying times we ought to be praying to St John Southworth for deliverance from this modern plague.

  2. sanfelipe007

    Thank you, Father. With the exception of a few websites, I no longer participate in any media. I get my daily info from human contact. I find it so beneficial to let “news” be filtered by others, in my age group, and then distilled by experience. No panic here.

    What is a particularly sublime gift from God is the focus on Christ by those around me; the Trust, the clarity, and the peace that only He can give. We are not concerned about “what to do” because we already know what to believe.

    Going to Confession is next on my list. Father, it it seems good to you, maybe you could write a post about the Church’s response to, say, the plague. I know, I know, it was a very different time. But what, finally were the decisions made then, for the good of the faithful?

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