Asthma and Coronavirus
The news continues to rumble in about Coronavirus across the globe. Nearly everyone is glued to their phones watching for the latest updates, and staring bleakly at the supermarket shelves which look like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Coronavirus is a serious concern for everyone, but particularly for those of us with Asthma.
Nearly every other country has closed their schools, this map shows the level of school closures around Europe, schools in Canada and the US are also closing.
Yet the UK remains open.
There are petitions to the government, and Twitter and Facebook are trending endless variation on the theme of Coronavirus. Parents everywhere are concerned, about their children, but also that their children will be spreading Coronavirus in the community and to their families. Healthy children don’t necessarily live with healthy adults.
So what to do if you and your child is in the vulnerable group? Those of us who get the annual flu shot? We’re told that Asthmatics aren’t any more likely than others to catch Coronavirus, but that we are more likely to become seriously ill. That’s us, both asthmatic and no advice from the government on what to do with Asthmatic children and school. We’re on Seretide so not the mild end of the disease. For me it’s a question of do I listen to Boris, or do I listen to WHO? What do I think of a government that had Andrew Sabisky, a believer in Eugenics, as an advisor?
At the end of the day, we have to live with the consequences of our decisions, so we all need to think hard about what the right thing is for us. I’m a natural rule follower, I like order and structure – as I teen the high school tests about what career you should following kept telling me to go into the Army. So my natural instinct is to follow the advice…of course the question is who do I listen to? Boris or WHO?
I really think that …oh sorry…must dash…Molly wants someone to test her on Biology….like I said, we’re all going to have to live with our decisions.