Thankfully, the majority of the cases we have seen are mild, very few have needed oxygen, which is a huge blessing. I know that isn’t always the case, but we are sure thankful for that in these early days as we learn to navigate this for real. We are learning how to live with this, how to live with masks, how to live with the uncertainty of knowing who might have it around you and choosing what decisions make sense for yourself or your family in these times. We continue to educate our staff and community about Covid, enabling them to be safe as they care for patients or go out to the market. Unfortunately, most of what gets reported in the news are the bad things about Covid, the negative outcomes, the effects it has on school or society, so naturally folks are scared. Very rarely do you see something that tells you how many people have survived Covid. While we need folks to understand this is real, we also need them to understand, the vast majority of folks will be okay when/if they get it.
So, that is where we are – the early days of Covid at Kudjip. Learning to live with it, knowing it is here on our station, it is in the communities around us, it is something we are going to see, or need to be looking out for in the patients we care for each day. Pray for us as we learn how to walk this road. Pray for fear to decrease, for peace to prevail, and for God’s love to be shown.