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Spreading Fear

 

“We have it totally under control” -Donald Trump

Coronavirus is spreading fear all over China and you say, “We have it totally under control”.

Yeah, okay whatever. This is bullshit! A virus doesn’t care about borders.

 

I Can’t Breathe

I’m feeling trapped… claustrophobic.

I am anticipating staying in NOLA (New Orleans) even longer now because no one knows what’s going to happen. No one seems to know anything about Coronavirus. I am ready to leave here. We have been here longer than we expected to and the emergence of this virus isn’t making it better.

Coronavirus is spreading everywhere in China and we still haven’t received any kind of guidance at the hospital which is super concerning. The modes of transportation these days is FAST! There are planes, trains, cars, and ships. People travel internationally daily.

Coronavirus could, potentially, already be in America.

I am working at the largest hospital in NOLA and if Coronavirus makes it here (which it most likely will) we will NEED some guidance from administration. And, so far, we nurses haven’t heard anything.

Spreading Fear

Questions About Coronavirus

As a nurse, I naturally wonder about certain things related to Coronavirus.

What is the mode of transmission?

Do the hospitals have enough PPE?

How is the hospital going to separate the positive patients from the negative patients?

Maybe the hospital already has a plan in place and that’s why we aren’t hearing anything. Everything is so ‘up in the air’ right now.

 

Spreading Fear

Why Aren’t We Talking About The Coronavirus

Does everyone know how to wash their hands properly?

I think I’ll give my boys a call and teach them how to wash their hands if they don’t already know. As a matter of fact, I will  call my whole family and teach them how to wash their hands over the phone. It’s easy… At least 20 seconds with soap and water.

I don’t know. Maybe I’m overthinking this.

I’ve been told I do that- Overthink things.

Sometimes I don’t think that’s such a bad thing… Is it?

 

 

 

Quote of the day

“If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it and, if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.” –  the Dalai Lama

 

What’s for Dinner?

A bowl for the soul.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Spreading Fear: Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup

 

 

  • The Coronavirus outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.
  • A reporter asks if there are worries about a pandemic. Trump responds:

    “No. Not at all. And, we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s — going to be just fine.”

 

 

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Travel Nurse's diary chronicling her experience travel nursing and the food and cultures she encounters. The emergence of the Pandemic has altered the content to reflect her experience in caring for corona virus patients. Initially, this diary was to serve as a creative outlet documenting my experience of travel nursing while exploring the food and cultures of the places I visit. Since the development of the diary, the Corona Virus Pandemic emerged altering the content of the diary. These are unprecedented times for nursing. We are fighting a battle that has never been fought. What we document now will be historic and I need to make sure it is written from the perspective of a nurse. This diary will now reflect my real-time experience in nursing this population of corona virus patients and, my opinions regarding the pandemic. It will still give you information on the food, cultures and cities I experience but, it won't be the primary focus- for now. I travel the country with my boyfriend, and fellow nurse, Michael. We are big time foodies and we love to travel in our RV with our cat Domino a.k.a. Princess Kitty Bitch. We would love for you to join our adventure. So, here we go... The name of this diary is now called... Corona Virus Pandemic Diary of a Nurse’s slightly slanted Perspective Recommended Playlist, Relevant Quotes and Recipes Included Travel Nurse's diary chronicling her experience travel nursing and the food and cultures she encounters. The emergence of the Pandemic has altered the content to reflect her experience in caring for corona virus patients.

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