Across the country, people are pushing through the coronavirus storm and learning how to dance in the rain by returning to work, dining inside and outside restaurants, shopping in partially opened shopping centers, and moving about outside. We celebrated Mother's day with little trouble and lots of joy. Now we're prepared for genuine journeys. However, the issues that face us individually and collectively mandate wearing masks and social distancing.
Blog 18 looks at how we achieved fruitful Mother's Day celebrations, despite COVID-19. I saw children with signs and balloons with expressions of adoration in Grandmas' yards. Youngsters were playing musical instruments on lawns with signs saying Happy Mother's Day. Video gatherings and video chats filled the day of numerous Mothers. A few of my friends' sons and daughters picked up food from their favorite restaurants and delivered them in masks.
Face coverings of any kind serve as protective gear. Masks don't offer complete protection from the coronavirus. However, experts report that wearing a mask ensures against transmission by the nonrevealing virus carriers. Data show that one in four people infected with Covid-19 is asymptomatic and unaware of their contamination.
Ohio's Governor insisted that Ohioans wear face covers inside stores. Then he changed the order, in light of so much rapid opposition. He adjusted his perspective inside 24 hours. The mask protesters won their freedom and individual rights to decide how they remain safe, to the detriment of others. I accept they're overlooking the central issue of wearing a mask.
The advantage of wearing a face cover is to protect the individuals around you. Coronavirus transmits from people without symptoms to new bodies. Wearing a mask blocks germs from coughing, wheezing, or even breathing that allows for the transmission of infected beads. Wearing a mask lessens the probability of individuals spreading the sickness.
One study shows that if 80% of the population wear masks, up to 45% of projected deaths over the next two months will lessen. Today, there are 4.5 million coronavirus cases in the world, and 1.4 million the U.S. Deaths total 306,050 around the globe and 86,850 in the U.S. The magnitude of those numbers gives us cause to wear masks to protect people close to you, as we move about and return to life's everyday journeys.
The U.S. health authorities updated guidelines for reopening schools, businesses, and other people-centered organizations. The specifics still include wearing masks and spacing workers or students 6 feet apart and wearing masks. In any case, health experts say cloth coverings will help stop the spread of the coronavirus that has affected more than 6.5 million around the globe of more than 7 billion inhabitants.
My book titled "Journal It! Take Hold of Your Life by Journaling" lists 50 distinct approaches to handle journaling. You can move from writing in your journal to venturing into collectibles. Secure an empty box for masks only, noting the date and place of each acquisition. Take photographs of everyone, in the event you part with it as a blessing or lose it. This memorabilia will have such historical interest in a few years and for the next generation.
Psalm 32:1 New International Version (NIV)
Blessed is the one
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we are asked to cover our faces with masks so that we may not hurt others by merely breathing into their faces. Help us to understand that we will not forgive ourselves if we hurt others. Please forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those whom we trespass against us. Give us a sense of comfort as we cover the sin of spreading the coronavirus. Thank you for the opportunity to help one another. Amen.