Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 | A Second Opinion Podcast | Bill Frist

Take Heart – Americans’ Sacrifices Are Slowing the Spread of COVID-19

As you all know, our world, our nation, our state and our communities are going through unprecedented times.  The Covid-19 virus has ravaged through nations and is testing their resolve across the globe.

These are difficult times for sure… and the impact is being felt by all, regardless of who you are and where you’re from.  Socially, economically, mentally, we are all going through unchartered territory.  I wanted to take a few moments to deliver a message to all of you who are struggling, making sacrifices, or dealing with this virus…  We must NOT give up hope because this invisible enemy WILL be defeated as long as we, together in solidarity, continue to stay strong in our beliefs.

We know that the only way to defeat this invisible enemy is to avoid physical social contact and practice recommended hygiene.

I also understand that as social creatures how difficult it is for all of us to be confined in our homes, away from our friends and loved ones… and not be able to do the things we have always done.


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But, having said that, this is exactly what we must continue to wrestle and bring down this virus whose entire survival and propagation depends solely on finding new hosts.  But it’s important you know that your efforts to stay home and practice social distancing, in these times, are nothing short of acts of courage and heroism.

Our collective heroes have always put the greater needs of the people above their personal ones.  You are doing the same, and it is literally SAVING lives.  You all must know that YOUR restraint and perseverance is mightier than ANYTHING else anyone can do to defeat this enemy.

We must take lessons from other countries who have been able to halt this virus by taking the exact steps that all of you are taking.  And the good news is that your sacrifices ARE indeed slowing the spread of the virus.  What you are doing is working.

Today, I ask you to not be disheartened and continue to have faith.  Do not for a minute think that what you are doing does not matter.  Each one of you is making a difference and helping save lives and protecting the weak and vulnerable.  We can and will beat this as a community, as a state, as a nation, and as the world.

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