For this months open letter, I am going to be writing to the world considering the Coronavirus. I wanted it to mean something but also a way of remembering the time we are currently going through. After all, in years to come, this will be considered history.
To the world.
Recently, a pandemic started called Coronavirus, and it’s a scary time to live in. We are all stuck in our houses and have no real end in sight but that doesn’t mean an end won’t come. All things must come to an end and right now, even though it’s unpredictable, it doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
There are many ways to prevent this virus spreading and each of us need to do our bit in order to stop this taking even more lives than have already been lost. Right now, we should be staying at home and only going out for the essentials or to seek medical health. If you must go out, make sure you keep your distance from people and ensure that you’re washing your hands every chance you get. Germs spread so easily that it’s the best way to prevent you spreading it further. If you cough, have common decency and cover your mouths. My two-year-old does it, so there is no reason that you can’t do it.
In the UK, we are currently going through what’s known as social distancing, which is just staying away from people that you don’t live with and limit your interactions. To the point, they’d rather you paid via card because money is dirtier than your toilet seat. It carries more germs than you’d believe. It means that unless you really have too, you should be staying inside where you can prevent furthering this virus. I have lost count of the amount of people I’ve seen standing around having a chinwag in the middle of the town centre… like go home already! Stay where it is safe! This virus is killing people and you never know if you are just carrying it from one place to another!
To the NHS, thank you for doing everything you can to prevent further loss in this time! You have been so understaffed and underfunded for many years and here we are, the whole country is depending on you to get us through this. Thank you for risking your lives to make sure that everyone else has a chance at survival. Thank you for getting up and going to work every day without thinking about the risks and putting yourself off. Thank you for your chosen career because you are valued more than you know.
To all the workers that are carrying on so that we can have shops open to get our necessities, thank you for going into work during these uncertain times. Thank you for allowing us to get things that we need daily and thank you for not giving up when it got tough. Thank you for everything that you have done for a country that sometimes feels like we don’t appreciate it. I’m just sorry that you’re getting so much abuse because of low stocks, most of us know it’s not within your control. You are doing an amazing job.
To all the workers that have been unnoticed such as binmen, postmen, police, delivery drivers and so on, thank you for getting up and going into work every day even though right now you’re risking your lives. Thank you continuing your daily jobs when so many of us have taken you for granted. Thank you. It may be scary, but you are important and shouldn’t go unnoticed.
To the families that have lost someone during this awful time, I am truly sorry. My thoughts go out to you and your loved ones. This is such a horrible virus and I honestly hate that so many lives have been lost because of this virus. My thoughts are with those that were alone during these times, that had to face the end of their lives without the security, love and warmth of their families. My thoughts go to all those that are still suffering, even if it’s just mild. I hope that this virus gets washed out quickly so no more lives will be lost, however that doesn’t seem to be happening.
So, to the world, lets stand together during this uncertain time. Be kind and stand together not physically but mentally. Look out for those that you know are alone right now and do your bit to help put an end to this nightmare. There are many things that are going to be going through peoples minds right now, such as not only anxiety about their health and wellbeing but also about being stuck inside every day for what feels like a never-ending time. People may not be handling it in the best way and a simple message or phone call could be the one thing that they need to help get them through the day.
Thank you for taking the time to reading my latest open letter. I know it’s a scary time but if you need to, feel free to reach me either on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. I hope that everyone is trying their hardest to stay safe and healthy during this time and as always, don’t lose your smile.