Friday is for fasting and resting (sleeping in) 🛌 🤲🏽🌿🧘🏻♀️Praying and meditating.
Fasting helps to bring attention & intention to the interconnected relationships we have between us, the earth, our bodies, communities, histories, languages, the climate, and the Great Divine/Spirit/God/Christ/Universe.
A lot happened this week. Here are some updates from the frontlines (again, information changes quickly. So keep updated on reliable sources):
1. I immunized lots of babies! While immunizing adults & school aged kids have mostly been deferred. We are STILL prioritizing babies needing vaccinations. Let’s not forget immunizations still protect us from ON-GOING active diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, polio, pertussis, etc.
2. In an effort to limit client-nurse-baby exposure, I also rushed through my routine and forgot to give a baby a component of a vaccine 😰🤦🏻♀️ FYI, med errors are REAL. Some are life threatening and some are not. Thankfully mine wasn’t but it was still an error that deserves attention (the baby had to come back another day to get the missing dose). Support your frontline workers who may be extra stressed and on edge right now.
3. I made more calls to people who need testing. We have now discovered that Covid-19 symptoms generally last for about 10 days. But those without symptoms can still develop symptoms within 14 days. Basically, if you’re symptomatic isolate for min. 10 days (AND until symptoms resolve). If you’re asymptomatic and possibly have Covid-19, isolate for 14 days.
4. We drove our mobile clinic STOCKED with supplies and visited the street community to distribute information, hand-washing kits, and harm reduction equipment (strait shooters/crack kits, condoms, clean needles, etc). Unfortunately, due to physical distancing, we couldn’t provide any hands-on assessments & primary care. But the street community needs our support NOW.
Check BCCDC, Island Health, and WHO for most up to date and accurate info. You are not alone. Isolation and distancing does not mean you are alone. Remember we are in this together ✊🏽