Life can be lonely when you’re isolating, but it doesn’t have to be.

Call a friend. Watch Netflix together. Buy a video game.

Just ensure that this situation doesn’t result in you losing touch with those around you.

Video calls are awkward at first, and no, they will never be quite as good as being in the same room… But they can get pretty close.

You’re not alone in this.

Nobody is.

The question is no longer: “when will it hit us?”

The question is: “how well can we spread its impact?”

We only have so many beds and even less trained hands.

This is no longer about how risky or inconvenient this situation is for us as individuals. It’s about how well we can unify to protect those who are most vulnerable among us.

We each get to decide whether we’re going to be a part of the problem or the solution.

Things we should do:

  • be especially friendly to retail and hospitality workers
  • pay close attention to our hygiene and cleanliness
  • keep an eye on the latest government advice and follow it

Things we probably shouldn’t do:

  • create scarcity by stockpiling food and toilet paper
  • ignore suggestions from health professionals
  • give any further attention to anyone who still think this is an orchestrated ruse to introduce a conspiratorial vaccine.

There are some people just not worth arguing against. We’re all tired. Let’s give it a rest.