A personal statement on coronavirus by a postal carrier

A personal statement on coronavirus by a postal carrier

You asked me what I’m scared of, what causes me anxiety. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” I’m not afraid of dying. I’m not afraid of Jan’s dying. (And we are both severely at risk.) I’m afraid of people buying up all the toilet paper and hand sanitizer. I’m afraid of not being able to go to a bar for a beer. The older Korean lady at the bodega this morning said, “I’m scared.” It broke my heart and I replied, “Believe in God. Or believe in Buddha. Do not be scared.” In short, I’m scared of not being an upright human being (MAN or woman). I’m scared of cowardliness, selfishness, price gouging, panic, and lack of dignity. That’s all I’m scared of.

via Daily Kos A personal statement on coronavirus by a postal carrier