This article was originally published on Thrive Global. Diabetes Voice is grateful to the author for granting permission to publish it here.
New York state now has more coronavirus cases than any country in the world. The state’s confirmed caseload of infected people jumped on April 13 to 195,031. This places New York ahead of Spain’s 169,628 and Italy’s 159,516 cases.
Today’s briefing by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, told us the number of deaths in NY state is over 10,000. The good news is hospitalizations are lessening. The bad news is frankly incalculable, and there may be a second, and even third, wave.
My husband and I have been “sheltering in place” or “on pause” as Cuomo calls it for four weeks. We began March 12 when we learned someone in our small building had the virus.
Just the night before my husband, who is Dutch, suggested, “Maybe we should leave for Holland. I think we’ll be safer there.” I couldn’t imagine what was coming. I couldn’t imagine packing, getting on a flight, leaving my 90-year-old mother – so here we are. Here, in the epicenter of the storm. My husband, an international consultant and leadership trainer has, like so many of us, found his work reduced and virtual.