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Letter From the EDGEitor
Friends, we have all seen the news.
It is a terrible catastrophe that has befallen our country, one that grows worse every day. It spreads from community to community, and there seems to be no end to this worsening problem. It has led to bare store shelves and panic in the general population.
The Toilet Paper Crisis. Running out of toilet paper seems to be a fate worse than death. People have rushed to stores in a desperate attempt to claim even a single package of toilet paper.
In all seriousness, this is a knee jerk reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak, a serious and potentially deadly form of coronavirus to certain members of the population. However, despite the seriousness of the situation, and perhaps in spite of it as well, I believe it does us good to laugh at events like these. The coronavirus is a disruptive threat to daily life, and having something to chuckle at besides the morbid humour of actually dying to the virus is a good way to cope with the impact.
With all these closures and restrictions however, it feels harder and harder to find the “sunny side up,” especially when people begin to panic and hoard every single item off the shelves.
It is still very much possible to maintain some kind of normalcy in this chaos, and it may in fact be necessary for us in order to keep our heads. When going out, make sure to keep social distancing, and cough or sneeze into your elbow. Pay with your phone or a tap enabled card to protect the safety of workers and shoppers. Organize a group call with your friends instead of going out with them.
It is important to remember in these times that while life may be hindered and our outlook may be bleak, there are still good things to find, good company to keep, and good times to be had.
As a wise man once said, “happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”