As the Delta variant threatens to be worse than the initial surge of coronavirus, there are other devastating costs caused by Covid in addition to sickness and death. We received daily reports about the increases in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. We even get reports about many who are suffering with long-term health issues after surviving the conditions of being initially infected.
But what about the other devastating costs caused by Covid for those who have done everything they can to escape getting the virus—costs being inflicted on their family their community, their city, state, the nation. The uninfected are paying a high price in many ways.
You can start with the family unit. There is the pain, brokenness, lack of needed support that happens to those left behind when a family member falls ill or dies. There is the separation and isolation born by family members to avoid becoming infected, unable to see loved ones for months or years, often leading to unnecessary feelings of loneliness and depression. Parents must choose work or home schooling their kids. Many children are not being adequately education at all. These are just a few of the other devastating costs caused by Covid on the family unit.
Communities and cities all across America are divided or struggling with whether to wear mask or get a vaccine. In the meantime, as infections and hospitalizations increase, healthcare providers are overworked and healthcare systems are stretched to their limits. There is a critical shortages of access to physicians, and hospital beds for those you experience a medical emergency, have other health conditions that need managing, or who are simply trying to practice prevention. There are many other devastating costs caused by Covid not listed here.
Many states are caught up in the politics of its leadership, preventing clear policies, guidelines and mandates that would bring about the greatest protective measures for citizens. This is negatively impacting businesses being able to rebound. This is causing confusion about how or if schools should open. This lack of clarity of how to conquer Covid is evidence that there is no end in sight for the many other devastating costs caused by Covid.
The Delta variant of the coronavirus is projected to be the worse yet. There is evidence that other variants are already making their presence known in those cities and states where vaccination rates are low. These emerging variants potentially can be even more infectious and deadly than any that have ravaged communities to date.
In addition to the lasting effects of sickness and deaths, the other devastating costs caused by Covid could permanently change other aspects of our way of life.
Are you concerned that there appears to be no immediate end in sight?