GINTA – Dreaming about better days helps us get through the current one

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THE PEOPLE I KNOW are now unequally divided in two groups. The first, by far the largest, is composed of those who take physical distancing to heart and roll with it the best they can, offering people around them spoonfuls of optimism and hope for their presently leaky cups.

The second group, much smaller, is comprised of those who distance themselves but grumblingly so, calling this a folly for the most part, arguing that it will destroy the economy and really, ‘Just think about it,’ they say, ‘it’s just another flu.’ They have a few lists of, ‘This is how many people died of _____’ ready to share. When I point out the obvious (contagiousness, deadly complications) they reply, ‘Yes, but still. It’s not Ebola or the plague.’

I lump myself confidently with the first group for many reasons. This COVID-19 situation is an equation with many unknowns and the race to unpack this micro-monster is on.


Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at, or through her blog at

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1 Comment on GINTA – Dreaming about better days helps us get through the current one

  1. Bill Hadgkiss // April 7, 2020 at 7:51 PM // Reply

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