I just started my days work and had to take a moment to breath and get my head together. I am working so much that I have no set schedule anymore. I get up, I work until I can't anymore, sleep a few hours and repeat. But I am no good to anyone if I don't keep my head screwed on right.
More and more people are being introduced to the topic of Covid19 "The Coronavirus" so I have more and more questions to answer. Everyone just wants me to hand them the data on a silver platter. It's on my Twitter feed for gods sake! Just look and you can answer your own questions! "where's the proof" I am asked a lot. So I have to go back into my work, find it, copy paste it, rinse repeat. I wish people weren't so lazy but I know that this is part of my job. If they had to look for it themselves they just wouldn't and then they would never know. So someone has to mine the data and turn it into useful information. I'm just tired and to be honest, scared. Not in the panic inducing sense but just seeing what the data tells me is...overwhelming.
Millions left Wuhan alone from Dec.1-Jan.27...millions. It was the holiday season followed by Chinese New Year! The timing could not have been worse. Now there are medical providers and people who are dealing with people with symptoms but the CDC doesn't answer their call! There is the couple from Thailand who are sick in NYC and now a phone message recording from a clinic in upstate NY with sick people they are trying to treat. I don't deal in irresponsible speculation, so I am not going to try to explain why these calls for help are going ignored. All I can say is that they are.
This years terrible "flu" season is masking the cases. It's spreading quietly and by the time people realize it will be too late. I lucked out earlier. A woman who has been looking at the odd pneumonia cases and flu statistics stumbled onto my work. I have messaged her to send me what she has so far. God that would be a godsend! I just don't have time to do it all. People are starting to figure it out, but it's too slow. However I have to believe that we still have a chance to slow the spread, buy time. I have to believe that otherwise what am I even doing all this for! Whether it's true or not I can't stop now. I have to keep going and try to help as many people as I can.
Okay, it's time to get to work. Lets do this....