For months now I have been heeding the directives of my local government, staying home and limiting my exposure to any possible infection risks, like everyone else. This isn't much of a change from how I live my life everyday, pandemic or not. I routinely wash my hands ( too excess?) and social distance sufficiently to avoid the risk of any infection, much as you all have.
I, unfortunately have resisted going to my Tx center to perform my monthly blood work, first, because I became very I'll late in January and throughout February, which I attributed to a case of influenza (Covid-19?,) then, from a general fear of contracting the pandemic virus. As fate would have it, I had to break this pattern to attend to a foot issue, deciding to get back on track with my monthly labs. Though very nervous, I found that the protocols in place by the Tx center and performed by some extremely dedicated employees, I was pleasantly reassured that I was completely safe to pursue remedies for my issue and that my momentary foolishness did no impact my kidney function. I also tested negative for an active Covid-19 infection, as well.
I have always said "knowing is better than guessing (or hoping.") I truly believe a uniform testing protocol should be adopted, nationwide and available to all. I also believe, we as species, will overcome this present pandemic and that eventually a safe, functional vaccine will be developed to protect the public, banishing this pandemic to the realm of the uncommon and treatable. Please reply with your views and experiences.