It’s a windy GOOD MORNING to you all my faithful seekers of Truth, Justice, and the ‘Merican Way…as George Reeves aka Superman, liked to say back in the early days of TV!
Today’s bit o trivia: The War on Cancer. I came up with this one as a bit of conspiracy while thinking about the recent COVID vaccine hitting ‘Merican shores this week. Back in 1971, cancer was the second leading cause of death in the US of A. Nixon (Mr. Not a Crook) decided something needed done…of course. So, Nixon, along with his buddies in Congress decided to pass the National Cancer Act of 1971. That Act was nicknamed “The War on Cancer” and gave over $100 million to the National Cancer Institute to find a cure. Today, we have lots of treatment… no cure…and that was over 50 years ago. COVID been with us for about a year and we have a vaccine?!?! Hmmm
What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today
Here’s the situation.
You own a daycare/ preschool. You have your screening questionaire that you go over with each parent as they drop off their little cherub. In it, you have the typical question of “Have you been around anyone that has COVID?” The parent in front of you says “Yes.”
Uh-oh. Now what? Have you rehearsed in your mind how you will deny access to this parent along with potential scenarios? If you are one of my faithful… you have!
Here’s the curve ball: The parent is an ICU worker who is exhausted, needs some sleep and needs someone to care for their kid while they sleep a few precious hours before they return to the front line.
Guess what? You are now being asked to take care of a soldier from the frontline while you are behind enemy lines.
I was asked for a recommendation on this one. This is what I came up with on the spot:
- If you have the extra room, clear it out for the infected child;
- Ask employees if they are willing to volunteer for this mission;
- Set the employee up with N95 respirators. N95! NOT KN95.
- Have the employee do their best to keep their distance;
- Make sure the air exchange is happening;
- Sanitize like it’s nobodies business when the child leaves, even so as the day goes by
These are just a few suggestions. If we are truly in this together, plan out how you will take care of a tired soldier caught behind enemy lines. I’m just saying.
Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if you can’t find a sewing needle you dropped, take off your shoes and socks.