Posted 1/2/2021 9:47 AM (GMT -6)
OF, as of this past April, I limited my news watching to my local news only for 15 minutes only every morning!! I sip on a little coffee during this time. I check my phone for my weather. This lowered the stress & anxiety level greatly. Give it a try, sitting & watching what's going on across the country is feeding your stress levels. Remember we can only control ourselves.
The problem with distributing the vaccines is the availability of medical personnel to give the shots & the space needed to accommodate people. The paperwork has to be processed, then the shot & then the person has to be monitored for 15 minutes before they are allowed to leave. This is the problem.
I live in a very large city. Our local health dept posted an online sign up for the vaccine only taking so many people per day. People are given an online appointment only, no walk ins allowed. The online registration asks your age & pre-existing health problems that puts a person at high risk. This started on 12-31 & people stood in line for 5 hours in the cold rain that had an appointment. They vaccinated less than 800 people that day. I signed up my husband & I up, but we cannot stand in line for hours like that. They also will not be doing the shots every day either.
A few weeks ago they were claiming Walmart, CVS & Walgreens are gearing up to vaccinate people. You've been in these drugstores, now how many people do you think they can accommodate in one day in their closed quarters, not many.
I go outside a lot during the day & just deep breathe to clear my thoughts. Even in the cold I piddle around on the back porch. I play online games sometimes, I like card games. Sometimes we get in the truck & just go for a ride, nothing like getting out of the city & riding around on the back roads. We don't have to get out of the truck to do this. Anything for some diversion. Regardless of all the chaos we all have many things to be thankful for, sometimes that gets lost in the shuffle.
Yes, keep the politics out of the threads whether names are mentioned or not please. Mods really do not like editing posts or having to lock them.