My Own COVID-19 Journal – Day 4

My family members are all in their various homes, working on isolation strategies for “the long run”, or as they see it 10 days, maybe 20. My husband is sorting through documents and watching all 5 seasons of Gotham. My son is rewatching Game of Thrones. I am still going out to work, of course,…

My COVID-19 Journal – Day 3

“Dr. Beck, do you think any of us will die?” I spent part of the day doing phone call appointments with patients isolating themselves at home. Not all the questions were easy ones. This question was asked twice and I think I am learning how to answer. When I think about answering this question, I…

My COVID-19 Journal Day 2

Day 2 – Good news from Italy where the curve seems to be flattening, although the Premier of Ontario has called a State of Emergency here. However, my own feeling throughout the day was disbelief: Disbelief that people still think we can have visitors on an inpatient unit. Disbelief at the woman canvassing for charity…

My own COVID-19 Journal

I am going to keep a record of my reflections while I am well enough to work in this time of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Often I write for others, but this is for myself. I want to reflect on this time, in the moment, so that I can learn from what is happening around…