Remember: You are not personally responsible for what happens, and you can't control what happens. But there are important things you can do to keep yourself and other people safe.
The best thing we can al do right now is to stay at home as much as we can, and to stay 6 feet apart from other people any time we have to leave the house. How come? It's because a person can feel completely healthy and still spread the virus to other people without knowing it. We sometimes call that being an "asymptomatic carrier."
Staying home (social or physical distancing) all the time isn't as easy as it sounds -- a lot of people find it stressful, boring, or lonely. Something that might help is to remember the reason you are doing it. You aren't only staying home to protect yourself: you're staying home to protect your friends, your neighbors, and the doctors and nurses on the "front line" who are fighting to save lives.
Once you have done everything you can do, it's worth taking a minute to notice that. Feelings of anger, boredom, loneliness, and stress are the price we are all paying to help protect our loved ones and our community. We are in this together, and we will get through it together, even if we have to be physically apart while we do it.
These views are Dr. Hallion's alone. These posts are for informational purposes only and are not medical advice. Dr. Hallion is not able to respond to individuals, but will try to address common questions in later blog posts.