While the news and numbers can be overwhelming and scary, we need to focus on what we know so far about COVID-19. We know that about 80% of us who are infected will have a mild case and will be ok. We know how it is spread. We know what to do to slow the infection rates down.
We also know we will be doing some hard work to get ahead of this and flatten the curve that we spoke about. We have already started that work with the many strategies we have seen put in place throughout our communities. We will be socially isolated and uncomfortable for a short time. However, we will get through this. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Many brilliant medical professionals and scientists are working diligently on finding the right treatment protocols and, ultimately, a vaccine. I see those healthcare providers every day, thinking outside the box and searching for the moment that the cure is found. While we are hard at work and giving our all, we need you to help us out.
Please help slow the spread so we can provide the best care possible to every patient and give us a moment to find the treatments that work. I promise you that we are working hard and want to beat this quickly and efficiently. Again, we will get through this together!