“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”

Cat Lee, Staff Writer

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” Franklin D. Roosevelt.  


 COVID spread like the tide, a little at first, then the beach was gone.


But, fear spread like a wildfire consuming everything in its path but those on fire looked at those who were not and blamed them for the devastation. People protested the shut down because they weren’t scared and people called them stupid saying that they should get sick.  


We have forgotten our choices and not everyone makes the same ones. We either stay home or risk infecting everyone. 


If all of that was true, we would be in lock down every flu season so we don’t infect someone that will die from it but we don’t but we do for this every illness has the ability to kill you or someone you know.


There are rules that you should follow for a healthier society. if you have had a fever of 100.4 F stay home until the fever has been gone for 24 hours. If you have a mild cold, no fever but a consistent runny nose and cough, stay home, A bad cold lasting more than 4 to 5 days without improvement or troubled breathing. Stay home and see a doctor. A minor sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours stay home, colored goopy eyes see doctor before going to work or school, irritating rash.


With my job in childcare, many parents have forgotten these rules. The kids came to class sick and gave it to everyone in the room, those people then spread it. If everyone knew those rules and followed them we would be a healthier society if we only remember that our cold does not only affect us but the people you come in contact with have families too.  


. The one thing you should take from this if you think you’re sick, stay home for everyone.


Why we locked down is because people don’t follow that rule no matter how simple it is. 


Fear can control us if we let it, sickness come and go but it’s what we do when we are sick that matters.