A Photo A Week: Coronavirus Changes

By: sonofabeach96

May 19 2020

Category: Uncategorized

26 Comments

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Camera:iPhone 7

This week’s A Photo A Week Challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is for the topic:

CORONAVIRUS CHANGES

 

It’s amazing to me just how quickly advertisers and companies adapted and reacted to the changes.  From commercials on radio and tv to the businesses who’ve seized an opportunity amidst the chaos, such as the T-shirt highlighted in the header shot above.  

My biggest change, personally, though, has come at work.  The shot below is from just outside the field unit we’ve had to create to separate our active Covid-19 cases from the general population.  I’d take a shot from inside the Covid unit, but I take as little as possible in there.  We currently have 7 active cases with 3 in the hospital.  Our spike came in mid-April, with 40 active cases and 11 in the hospital.  We’ve lost 3 thus far.  

On a typical, pre-Covid day, our patients would fill the hall after breakfast for visits with nurses and other patients, family members coming and going, and patients coming to and from our rehab gym.  Under the current circumstances though, all therapy sessions are in-room, no visitors are allowed in the building, patients are isolated to their rooms, and we have to wear N95 masks, gowns, hair covers, shoe covers, and gloves all day.  It’s miserable for all involved, but we do what we have to do to protect these people, ones whom are at the highest risk.  It likely won’t change for us until a treatment or vaccine is created.

Here’s my take on it:

 

 

26 comments on “A Photo A Week: Coronavirus Changes”

  1. My daughter is walking this same road. The atmosphere in our nation’s rehabs and nursing homes has changed so much in such a short time.

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  2. Hope you continue safe and well!

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  3. How depressing that must be! I’m glad you have proper equipment to wear but I can’t imagine wearing it all day like you need to. What craziness we are living in right now. Blessings to you and everyone in the healthcare field 💕

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  4. Not good to hear but I appreciate you doing the work. Thank you and your coworkers. Stay safe!

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  5. Take care and stay safe!

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  6. Best wishes to you n hoping the situation changes for good, magically soon 🤗

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  7. Please stay safe Tony as I know you will. I hope your face isn’t too bad after a day in the mask.

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  8. Thank you for your insight into the situation for health workers. It is difficult to work in such uncertain parameters. Make sure you take action in what you CAN control – your leisure time. The emotional demands of the times could bank up if you don’t give yourself release moments. Take very good care of yourself.

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  9. Thank you so much for your work. It is vital at this time and greatly appreciated. ❤

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    • Thanks, but I don’t really care for recognition. I just do what I have to in order to keep my patients safe. I just hope everyone else is careful and responsible when things start opening up. I have my doubts. I’ve seen enough of what can happen to people from this virus. I’ll let all these folks itching to go out be the guinea pigs.

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