We know you probably don’t want to hear more about the COVID-19 virus – As it’s all over the news – but for good reason!
We need to do our best to slow down the spread of the virus, so our health systems can cope with it, and so we can help to reduce the amount of people who lose their lives. Every life is important, and we must all play our part in slowing, preventing, and ultimately stopping the spread of this deadly disease. None of us are truly safe until a vaccination is found (and widely dispersed) or until a reliable treatment is found, to prevent deaths from the disease.
There has recently been some (potentially) exciting news. Dexamethasone could potentially reduce COVID-19 deaths by a third of those requiring intensive care interventions, but the remaining two thirds is still too many deaths. There are new drugs being researched and looked into every day, around the world.
***Please note, Dexamethasone was reported in the last week or so to be a potential treatment. Not to be confused with donald trump’s hydroxychloroquine – Which actually kills COVID-19 patients, and increases rates of sudden death in those who use it as a preventative.
We need to continue to take this seriously, obey current restrictions, and continue to keep the coronavirus transmission rate here in Australia as low as possible. We have to hope we can find a solution.
We might all eventually get COVID-19… But if so, we can’t just let it spread like wildfire, or it will cause many deaths due to our health care system becoming overwhelmed. We need to keep the pandemic under control.
It doesn’t mean you can’t do anything. It means you should ALWAYS wash your hands. Ideally, have a thermometer to check your own temperature often, and check temperature of people you come into contact with. Maintain social distance. Obey current restrictions. Wear a mask in public places where social distancing may not always be possible.
The government is not trying to control us. They are trying to protect us. No politicians want to make these decisions, and place these restrictions on us. But it’s for the greater good, and we don’t want the COVID-19 pandemic to become as dangerous as it has in a lot of other countries. Victoria currently has fifteen patients in hospital with COVID-19, two of whom are in intensive care. We don’t know about you, but we would not like to require hospitalisation, or would never like for a loved one, or any fellow Australian, to require such intervention, when it can be avoided. We need to be as careful as we can. Please, we must all play our part in slowing the spread – and hopefully completely stopping the spread.
It is important to take this seriously. Back at the start of the pandemic, we cancelled a lot of bookings and didn’t work for quite a while. States also placed restrictions on escorts and the adult industry for quite a while, and these have recently been relaxed.
We make sure to be as safe as we can be and we carry a thermometer with us to bookings, to scan your forehead and scan ours, just to make sure we don’t have temperatures! We measure our own temperatures each day too and if we were to have any symptoms we would cancel all bookings and have a COVID-19 test, self-isolate etc.
Though we don’t plan on getting it – We all have to be prepared, and take every measure we can to prevent the spread. Please, take the current global health situation seriously, be safe, and let’s get through this together.
Phoebe and Leo xoxo