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My anxiety level about COVID-19 is starting to get wearisome. Why am I so worried?
No guidance or policy on how to prevent the spread of the disease inside the United States other than wash your hands for 20 seconds, don't touch your face, and stay home if you feel sick. No guidance for organizations as to when they should cancel events or shut down store fronts or shutter restaurants or close theaters or send folks home.
No explanation of what went wrong with the US testing system, nor any assurance of when testing would become more widely available. Not even an idea of how many people have been tested – other than the rich and powerful and politically connected, of course. My son works in a healthcare clinic that was designated testing site in Nashville – but they are not actually testing. Instead, their role is to assess the necessity of testing as patients come in with symptoms or concerns, and make a recommendation to the CDC that a person actually get the test IF someone at the CDC agrees with their assessment.
No co-pays on the tests nobody seems able to get, but what about other health-care coverage? Who is going to pay for the doctor visits or the hospital stays for all of those folks who no longer have insurance or if the insurance company decides that services at a designated treatment facility is “out of network” and don’t pay even if you have coverage?
No provision for those about to lose their pay because they have to stay home or lose their jobs as the economy tanks other than calling for a payroll tax deduction and an extension on paying 2019 federal income taxes if you haven't paid already -- now how is that going to help someone who isn't getting paid and the bills are due?
No aid for Main Street. Most of us don’t care about Wall Street, or the shale oil companies, or the big banks, or the investment firms. What about the small business owner? What if they cannot get a new SBA loan?
No people traveling from Europe? Why Europe in particular and why was the UK exempted? Why not Australia or Asia or Africa? And what good does a ban on travel do when the disease is here already?
And last – I am definitely in the vulnerable category – over 60 with health issues like high blood pressure and Diabetes II. Right now I am in “business as usual” mode, but should I be? Am I supposed to stay home for an indefinite period of time? Is keeping up with the various stories prudent, or am I just feeding the fear?
I can tell you what I am NOT going to do! I am not paying some outrageous price for hand sanitizer or try and make my own