The Cost Of Covid 19

When I started posting things about my cooking if someone had told me I would be posting about this I would of told them they were living on another planet. When this is over I think all of us will say we knew of someone that had covid 19, and sadly some will know of someone that died. That in itself is a cost that is hard to understand, but it is not the major cost of this.

I am not a person that anyone could ever call a worrier, if any label could be put on me it would be a realist. I find myself worrying every day now, I worry about our children and grandchildren every minute I am awake. I am the youngest in my family and I find myself worrying about them. I think about my friends, my neighbours, people from work. I worry about the health of our healthcare professionals, the first responders I know. It seems those worries and thoughts fill my day. I know I am not alone  in this, it is effecting all of the population. The effect will start to compound as this continues over the coming weeks.

The greater cost of covid 19 may end up being even larger than just the sickness and deaths. The phycological cost to the world population could be greater. The long term compounded effect of worrying can have a dramatic damaging effect on the mental wellness of a large portion of our population. When you add it to the effect of social distancing you create an explosive mental health issue. That is the serious hidden cost of covid 19.

My being a realist lets me see and understand what the effect of prolonged worrying can bring. Seeing it and understanding  what the effects can be, is the weapon that fights it. If you are able, it’s our duty to reach out and communicate with others. That breaks the compounded effect caused by worrying and social distancing. It is a simple thing, call people, text people, email people, or in my case post. We need to start thinking about these long term effects and do what we can now to mitigate them, before they explode on us like covid 19 has.

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9 Responses to The Cost Of Covid 19

  1. kachaiweb says:

    What a good post. I agree. Would you mind if I reblog this on my blog?

  2. Pingback: REBLOG: The Cost Of Covid 19 — How I Cook — by Graham Stewart – Food.for.Thoughts

  3. I’m hoping that people who are new to self-isolating realise now, how limiting and lonely it can be for the sick (physically and mentally), the elderly, the homeless and all other vulnerable groups, 24/7 and all year round.
    People need to become more community-spirited, reach out and support families, friends and neighbours. Like we used to have 🙂
    Great post reminding us of all that Graham.
    Caz

  4. I’m hoping that people who are new to self-isolating realise now, how limiting and lonely it can be for the sick (physically and mentally), the elderly, the homeless and all other vulnerable groups, 24/7 and all year round.
    People need to become more community-spirited, reach out and support families, friends and neighbours. Like we used to have 🙂
    Great post reminding us of all that Graham and thank you for reblogging Kacha
    Caz x

  5. A.M. Gallagher says:

    Reblogged this on A Bear called Disorder and commented:
    This is one of the hardest parts to cope with for me as well. The far reaches of the trauma and pain this will cause can be hard to bear. I hope that what comes from all of this will be a deeper desire to connect with others, and to talk openly about struggle and pain.

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