We will Emerge Different as a Result of the Pandemic.  We can Choose to Emerge Better.

By RANDALL S. RODRIGUEZ

Our President looks for ways to limit corporate liability for corporate acts that affect worker safety.  The Vice President (who leads the Pandemic Taskforce) does not follow the rules set by the taskforce when he visits a hospital, and thereby endangers those around him.  And Senator McConnell (also known as Moscow Mitch) wants cities, counties and states to declare bankruptcy.  It seems that the change in these people is to show greater disregard for Americans and higher regard for the wealthy 1%.  

But not everyone acts in this manner.  

While a patient was being treated in isolation for Covid19, his caregivers at the Cleveland Clinic left him messages on his room’s glass door.  Upon his discharge from the intensive care unit, he did the same for them.

He wrote:  

On days when I watched you work hard to keep me and others alive, unable to thank you for the time that you poured into me — and although I will probably never get the chance to pour that same love and support into you, I want you to know that I think you all are rockstars.  I watched some of you have good nights and some bad nights, but what was consistent every night was that you care for people.  Today I leave this ICU a changed person, hopefully for the better, not only because of your medical healing and God’s direction and guidance, but with the fact of knowing that there are such wonderful people dedicated to the care and concern of others.

We will all change.  Choose how you change.  In November, vote as if your life depends upon it.  It does!  As do the lives of your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.