NY state diagnosed its first case of COVID-19 61 days ago. But, looking at some of the flu like illness we saw in January and February that tested negative for influenza, chances are the virus has been here for a longer period of time. 61 days of “NY on Pause” is beginning to try some peoples’ patience. We are all eager to start getting back to “normal” (which is going to be a “new normal.”) We read about other states opening back up and become impatient. Please do not rush things. The number of new cases of COVID-19 in NY is down to 933 yesterday (still almost 1000 new cases in 24 hours) and deaths are down to 306 (still a large loss). Other states that have opened back up are still seeing the number of cases rising, not falling. What is the logic in that? Which is more important, physical health or financial health? I don’t have the answer to that. I don’t know anyone who has not been affect financially by this pandemic and the stay at home order (other than maybe Amazon and supermarkets). But our financial health means nothing if we are too ill, or even dead, too benefit from it.
Please Stay Calm, Stay Home and Socially Distanced and Stay Patient.
We at Lewis Pediatrics are here continuing to do what we do best, look after the health and well being of our patients and their families. Stay in touch.