Update 2/4: Doctors in NSW are no longer treating patients with colds or flu in person. They do it on the phone.
FOR MOST people a visit to the hospital is a daunting task at the best of times. Can you imagine the trauma that people must be going through during these CV times. For a start, the biggest fear would be that of catching the pandemic monster. That is perhaps the only reason why Accident & Emergency is suddenly devoid of the throngs of people that crowded the waiting rooms. On any normal day, it is nothing to spend a whole day waiting to be checked out. That in itself is a traumatic experience, a major one at that and often has own set of new emergencies. So, there you are, sitting patiently, reading your book or your mag, or fiddling about with your cell phone, or just twiddling your thumbs and awaiting God’s will.
While that might have been the exception to the rule, we are living a pretty precarious and threatening life. I don't mean to be negative or add to people's concerns but I know people in the US, UK, Spain and Italy can only turn to prayer for their salvation. It is the same in Australia and all the other countries affected by the coronavirus. These are frightening times indeed.
Those scenes of the police beating up Goans for allegedly not adhering to the safety precautions is mind boggling. Really that kind of savagery in this day and age?
We live one day at a time, as we have often said but this time it is frighteningly true.