How Not to Respond, and How to Respond, to the Coronavirus

In a world where it seems the sky is falling around us, let’s remember we’re all in this together. We’re all being affected by this thing.
Kindness, decency and compassionate regard for others still matters.

Thank you to fellow blogger, Brendan Birth of Blind Justice for gentle reminders as such.

Blind Injustice

I actually had a different post in mind for this week, but given the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), I decided to make a quick change in plans. Given the wide range of both unjust and just reactions I’ve seen to the coronavirus, I thought I would make a list of things (with explanations) on how not to respond, and how to respond, to this.

Do not respond with anti-Chinese sentiments.

Anti-Chinese sentiments include a refusal to buy Chinese food from your local Chinese restaurant and getting angry at anyone who is or looks Chinese, simply because this strain of coronavirus was first discovered in China. Just because it first originated there does not mean that we should treat people of Chinese descent as any less than anyone else.

Do listen to medical health experts in your area.

Listen to guidance from people in your city’s and/or state’s Health Department…

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