Posted on November 30, 2020
There is this thing that commonly happens every winter, at least in the United States: people who are sick think they "can't" stay home from school or work, so they go, sneezing and nose-blowing, coughing and - Yikes!!! - spreading colds and flus to others!
That is the wrong thing to do ANY year, but THIS year, of all years, going to school or work sick would be a really dastardly thing to do! Covid-19 seems a lot like a cold or a flu, to many, but it can have awful, long-lasting, and even deadly effects on some people.
Today's holiday - Stay Home Because You're Well Day - was invented years ago, with the idea that most of us never get a day off when we're feeling well and can actually enjoy it! The holiday urges us to take off a day when we are feeling fine. I think the timing is really strange, though: most of us don't actually need a day off right after the long Thanksgiving weekend, just before the Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/New Years, when most of us have several days or even weeks off from school and work!
However, this year this holiday is pretty apt. Stay Home Because You're Well, Stay Home In Order To Stay Well, Stay Home and Safe!
|In many nations around the world, people were at|
times urged to stay home, stay safe, and save lives.
Below, a public service announcement in India
and a sand sculpture by Palestinian Artist Rana al-Ramlawi.
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