Working From Home May Save Your Life
By Linda Stein
It’s a small price to pay. Working from home may save your life or that of a loved one. After all, we can use conference calls and video conferencing to talk to our colleagues and clients. And, of course, there are emails and text messages to keep in touch remotely.
The seriousness of the COVID-19 situation was brought home to me in a heart-wrenching way. Over the weekend, a friend told me that her brother, a businessman in his 60’s, was infected with COVID-19, in a
hospital in New York on a ventilator and struggling to stay alive. He was alone due to quarantine practices. There was nothing we could do but pray. Doctors gave him a 50/50 chance.
Yesterday, I learned that my friend’s brother had responded to an experimental drug protocol that includes the Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (now approved by the FDA) and is off the ventilator. While not out of the woods yet, doctors now believe he has a good chance to recover.
So, if you’re chaffing at the stay-at-home regimen that is being asked of us, just remember that it could be you, one of your friends and family members fighting life alone, in a hospital, if you flout the
Please stay safe.