I have spent the last week and a half feeling overwhelmed at the unfolding of events concerning COVID-19. There are no words to describe my full range of emotion- shock, denial, anger, sadness, helplessness. This framework of emotion, I realize, is quite similar to the 5 stages of grief we experience when learning to cope with the loss of a loved one. Do any of you feel the same?
Amid the scramble I’m experiencing in my own home (as a pediatrician and a mom of 3) to figure out a new normal, I’ve been thinking of what more we can do to strengthen our personal and community response to COVID-19.
I firmly believe we all have the capability of being our most healthy selves. And I think there is no better time than now to make that our collective goal.
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