In the time of a Coronavirus Pandemic
March 30, 2020
About a month ago, everyone was going about their life as usual but as of now, the world as we know it, is shutting down. Restaurants, theaters, cafes, and retail stores have closed, gatherings are banned, many states have declared shelter-in-place orders, restricting all people from leaving their homes except for essential travel, like getting groceries, gas or going to the pharmacy. Italy now has more than 10,000 deaths, the numbers rising steeply everyday. Health care workers are working overtime without enough resources to care for all the sick. It’s gotten so bad, that they have to decide who to help and who not to help--what a truly horrible situation we are in and the U.S. doesn’t look like it’s far behind. My heart goes out to all the healthcare workers working their asses off to help as many people as possible. I also feel for all the elderly and the people who are immunocompromised, as they are the ones most vulnerable to COVID-19. I’m happy to see that the majority of Washingtonians are taking the restrictions seriously and working remotely and doing what they can to avoid other people, no matter how much of an inconvenience it is for us and our independence. Think about all the people we are helping when we practice social distancing. It really sucks to not be able to interact with others on a physical level but we must be thankful for the technology that we do have that allows us to see and talk with friends no matter how far we are from each other. As we are going through this new way of life, I often think about all the elderly I photographed for my series, bOLD. I dedicate this post to all the elderly, who deserve to live just as much as the young and the healthy.