I thought I read in one of the COVID-19 threads that someone, or someone’s family member was dealing directly with COVID-19, but I can’t find it. While so far COVID-19 has not hit an immediate family member that I know of, I know of at least 2 friends already who have lost family members to the disease, one whose brother-in-law is extremely critical, and several others who have family members currently dealing with the virus. I know I am not alone.
As rampant as it is, it is touching the cc community. I hope this thread is seen in the light in which it is intended- to be here for each other for support, and to share knowledge, experience (good and not-so-good, just like college applications/acceptances). If this thread should be merged with another, thats fine. @VeryHappy started a thread of appreciation of our cyber friends. Thought this might be an additional place to share information, experiences and support for firsthand experience with the virus.
One friend from college lost their spouse to the illness. Because of the shelter in place, they cannot have a traditional funeral and gathering, so are trying to have a cyber memorial, with a formal one down the road, when they are allowed to gather. How awful not to be able to grieve with family directly.