I think that I am officially in convalescent mode.Calves and fingers 90% back to normal. Only thing that is definitely not normal is that I am not hungry! That could be good for the figure.
My son Ben is now on Day Four and is reporting all the strange aches and pains. It has been interesting to see how people have avoided visiting, whereas when I had swine flu some years ago, which was easily caught by being sneezed on, I had to chase people away. In the end I expect everyone will get it with more or less symptoms.
Frankly I wonder if we should simply focus on saying "lets keep our unborn babies safe" and all of us put our pregnant loved ones under nets and spray them. I put out a facebook request for mosquito nets for the maternity ward and we have forty arriving tomorrow . That is very good news as really the key people who need to avoid getting bitten are expectant mothers. We need to look at repairing the a/c in the maternity department really as a priority. I know that we expect to have a new hospital in a year or two but it is now we need emergency measures as we will live with a microcephalic generation for their lifetimes.
The other focus should perhaps be on not conceiving. " Have you got enough condoms?" is a question I ask all my clients married or single, gay or straight, and have them like sweeties in a bowl. Am i encouraging sex? possibly, I hope I am encouraging safe sex. I wonder what the stance of those is who oppose condom use is? We have had trouble persuading men to use condoms for their own sakes so as not to get STIs; for their partners sake, so as not to cause pregnancy; what about now, for the baby's sake, so it is not born with brain damage? I wonder if we should ask the HIV testing unit to also test for Zika? I wonder if there is any rapid testing for Zika as there is for HIV?
So many questions......I must be better.
Lifeline Ministries Dominica
3 Munro Street
Goodwill / Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tina Alexander, Director
Tina Cell: 767-235-8367 (also What's App)
Office Cell: 767-275-8367