Doctor Says His Fear Isn’t COVID-19, It’s the Loss of Reason
I came across this post by Mike Roth for US Congress while on Facebook. Scrolling through the newsfeed of everyone’s opinion on COVID-19 along with meme after meme, this one stood out to me. Dr. Sharkawy, an Infectious Disease Specialist, shared his thoughts on COVID-19. In his post, he says he is not scared of COVID-19. But, he IS scared of the loss of reason and a wave of fear and panic. He goes into great detail about how this will affect us. The part that stuck out to me the most, as a mother, is that he’s scared of the message we are sending to our children when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, and being open-minded, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested. See his post below and read it in its entirety. It's very interesting.