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We are all in this together.
That has been my mantra for from the beginning of my CLL journey and it has never been truer than now with the concerns around COVID-19.
We are all dependent on each other and we are all connected. If this pandemic doesn’t get that point across to you, I am not sure if anything ever will.
The anti-vaxxers led to dangerous measles outbreaks because herd immunity was lost and led to problems for high risk patients and others.
Now while the young and healthy may be at very low risk of a serious course should they contract the novel coronavirus, that doesn’t address my worry about the high-risk elderly or those like us with co-morbidities that they may come in contact with when they travel around or gather in a crowd. We know we can spread the infection even when asymptomatic.
A European doctor talks about how we are all one community and the resulting societal and moral implications in this opinion piece from Newsweek: YOUNG AND UNAFRAID OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC? GOOD FOR YOU. NOW STOP KILLING PEOPLE | OPINION.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.