PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Public health response to COVID 19

Let all Public Health Professionals do their job and abide by all regulations that have been put in front of us!!!!!

Regulations have been put in place to help reduce the rate of infection, use the link below to get more insight on what I am referring to.

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

There is a lot more that we can put our energy into during this time, to help stay positive. Before we get into anything: some scriptures for you to refer to during this time.

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Philippians 4:6-7 ” Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

LET’S GET INTO IT  

There is so much going on that requires our time & attention, especially with the COVID-19 Pandemic causing so much uncertainty, panic & anxiety among everyone. Stay updated & informed with what is currently going on, I have included many links in this post for reference. This is a great time to take a step back & realign our current lives to our purpose. Over the years, life & its many experiences (some pleasant and some not) have proved to me that we all have a distinct assignment on earth, and living up to that assignment is entirely up to each one of us (Jeremiah 1:5). This does not mean that because I believe in scripture, I am not cognizant of what is happening around me. I also do respect the fact that each person is knowledgable & wise, without sharing the same beliefs & perspectives that I do. Furthermore, it takes a lot for people, in general, to share their opinions & “agree to disagree” & also share their insight calmly & respectfully. 

BUT LISTEN!!! I am by no means perfect & I know that I can be anything I want to be to anyone lol with that being said to know Ndelwa is to love Ndelwa. I am either hot or cold, I love humor and believe we should all enjoy life no matter the circumstances that make us think otherwise. I will cuss you out when you get out of character and I do too, but the God in me is greater than he/she who is in the world okayyyyy!!! My people say ” Te In Bawiso ” and I will show you …… but I know my bible and will give you scripture & pray with you on a good day! I AM EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON A GOOD AND BAD DAY AND I SAY THAT CONFIDENTLY!!!!! your personality and perspective can either make you or break you during this time- BELIEVE IN YOUR SAUCE!!

BACK TO THE MATTER!!!! If you read your bible and went to Sunday School, we have always been taught that there will be signs to show that end times are approaching. Could this be a sign, or nah? Some of you may look at this as just a Public Health Emergency/Pandemic, which is great as well & I won’t be mad at you!! Perspective is everything, and you can choose to understand what is going on how you feel is best. However, let’s not disrespect who has been put in place to rectify what we are currently experiencing with COVID-19. Not too long ago, America looked at COVID-19 as a joke, but look at where we are now. QUARANTININGGGGGG like this is not a public health concern that officials were not notified of. Most of us in school for Public Health or health-related disciplines can attest to the fact that this virus isn’t new! However, it is not the time for conspiracies or the time for us to look for a solution to this matter ourselves. 

Follow instructions and utilize some of the handpicked links in this post, just like you will utilize any shopping links I share with you POOH!

Regardless of how this matter may be perceived, let’s stay safe and abide by all regulations that have been put in place to work on getting things back to normal. It’s still a great time to BUCKLE DOWN and REALIGN  our ACTIONS with what we feel is our PURPOSE/ ASSIGNMENT on earth. 

GOD JUST GAVE US TIME TO REFOCUS & PAUSE- UTILIZE THIS TIME WISELY!!

Make peace within yourself and be mindful of what you are taking in during this time as well. If you need to turn off the news to protect your sanity then, DO IT.

Remember that God has given you power over fear, anxiety or anything else that is negative that society may be imposing on you unintentionally. PROTECT YOUR PEACE BUT STAY INFORMED!

Anxiety, fear, and panic have NO POWER OVER YOU & KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

It shouldn’t take a Pandemic to believe any of these things.

More helpful links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

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4 Comments

  1. Chituwa
    March 29, 2020 / 7:13 pm

    Well written! Timely and important message.

  2. Chichi
    March 29, 2020 / 8:01 pm

    Hey Sis,
    This was an interesting read. I really enjoyed reading a Christians perspective mixed with a little reality. Of course, you know I love a good bible verse. It’s normal to worry and fear but what comforts me is knowing that no matter what happens, GOD IS IN CONTROL. I think right now if we could all just stay put in this moment, it will all pass over.

    I’m looking forward to more posts from you 😊

  3. Stephanie frimpong
    March 30, 2020 / 12:41 am

    Well said sis. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  4. April 1, 2020 / 12:06 am

    Ndelwa!
    It’s always refreshing to discuss religion and reality; because you have certain beliefs, that does not mean you negate the realities of the present. You are in the world and should face facts and address matters with logic, not just sentiment.
    I love the perspective that tells people to find the silver lining of the honestly sad situation that COVID-19 has created globally; adhere to guidelines for your own safety (and that of others) but also take the time these new realities have afforded you to reflect, refocus, and restructure your goals and plans for your life. We all have a reason why we’re here, and sometimes these kind of moments come along where we can stop for clarity, look at where we are, and ahead to where we still strive to get to.

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