Dealing with any sort of crisis is tough enough.
Throw in that the crisis is on a global scale and it really changes the parameters.
Fear tends to rule a bit and can often be overcompensated by trying to pretend that everything is just fine. There is a lot of unknown and competing voices when it comes to how one should react to this virus. While I try to listen to those who have spent lifetimes in immunology, I’m still staying home in the HVAC. I don’t enjoy feeling trapped inside the relative HVAC security of my home. However, the alternatives are not wise either. All I can do is to do the best I can to make sure my family stays healthy. However, there was one unforeseen bonus in a decision we made just prior to the pandemic hitting. The last several years, I have wanted to install a whole house air purifier inside the air handler of the HVAC. This was mostly due to the fact that allergies and indoor air odors were effecting all of us. Our region is one where the HVAC is on for much of the year. This means much less fresh air. We decided that we could justify the cost and had the whole house air purifier installed. Now it turns out that the whole house air purifier is a great weapon in this pandemic struggle. Whole house air purifiers produce the best indoor air quality which, in turn, helps strengthen our immune response. That was a nice bonus given what a struggle this year has been.