Years from now, historians will tell amazing stories of doctors, nurses, housekeeping staff, food service workers, delivery drivers, teachers, grocery store workers, volunteers and many others, whose bravery made all the difference in people surviving COVID-19.
We’ve come to understand that “we are all in this together.” While there is currently no cure or vaccine to eliminate this invisible enemy, we remain hopeful. Join me in praying for the recovery of those affected and for families who have lost loved ones.
Our COVID-19 cover story is not what we planned for our 15th anniversary edition. However, I felt compelled to change our focus so we could walk this journey with you. If you are reading Our Health Matters™ for the very first time — hello — we are happy to meet you! For more than 15 years, we have been a voice of reason, breaking down complex health conditions so people can understand them better, learn how to advocate for quality healthcare and take control of their health.
In the first month of the pandemic, domestic violence and child abuse reports dropped because they were not being observed or reported. The victims are some of the most vulnerable who still need our help to escape their abusers. We must watch out for them and do what we can to help them report it.
I encourage you to stay home and honor directives imposed by state and local authorities. We must get back to work, and we must get back to healthy environments before we resume normal activity. Remember, we are all in this together.
Be Safe, Be Well, Be Encouraged.
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