SAVE THE GRAMMAS 2020
With regards to the news that Deja Voom has been cancelled due to the global pandemic COVID-19, our team is obviously disappointed – as artists and dreamers we have been working tirelessly this past year to bring you an absolutely magical experience…
But as human beings living through this global emergency; fun, parties, and concerts are the last things on our minds right now. We are viscerally concerned about the health, safety and well-being of our friends and family, as well as our communities and our society at large.
This situation requires patience, courage, discipline, calm, generosity, compassion, conscientiousness, a respect for science and facts, and an earnest resolve to love thy neighbor and treat others how we wish to be treated: a commitment to rise to the challenge of caring for those around us, for cooperating instead of competing: to prioritize the health and well-being of everyone in our communities and our society.
Through researching via Johns Hopkins University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, The Guardian, The New York Times, and other sources, there is important information to learn and circulate:
The vast majority of healthy people in their 20’s and 30’s who have contracted COVID-19 experience flu-like symptoms: a fever and a cough, which can last for 1-2 weeks. See below for basic self-care advice regarding that.
The area of concern is more for people who are over 60 and there is extreme concern for those over 80, especially those with pre-existing health conditions. If you are reading this and you are in good health and in your 20’s or 30’s you can choose to respond by shrugging it off and go on with life as normal. Or you can step up to the challenge of helping care for our society as a whole and protecting the elderly and more vulnerable people: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
And to us, this is the crux and the focus of the pandemic: working together to calmly and mindfully slow the spread of this virus to protect our friends and family who are at a high risk. You have the chance to participate in a worldwide revolution, and you can literally help save the day.
If you are generally healthy in your 20’s and 30’s, the fact that you are not high risk can liberate you to stand up and take action to help everyone else around you.
What you can do right now to help Save The Grammas:
> Work with your community to avoid spreading or contracting COVID-19.
> Practice careful personal hygiene everywhere, at home, at work.
> Practice social distancing by staying home when possible, and temporarily avoiding large crowds.
> Prepare to care for your non-severe illness at home: be mindful of your housemates and communicate as a team.
> Protect yourself, avoid sharing or spreading germs, build your immune system with vitamin C, supplements, get lots of sleep and drink lots of water.
> And if you are just feeling anxious and concerned, that is ok! These are extreme times. Here are some resources for you! https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html
Let’s pitch in for the general health of everyone. If you are in a situation where you could leave the house do something you enjoy, and leaving the house runs the heightened risk of contracting a virus which won’t kill you, and you could spread to other people who COULD die from it, don’t leave the house. Why not take one for the team and practice extra care, even if it feels like a sacrifice. And honestly: maybe this can be some much needed creative time to reflect, read, meditate, exercise, or relax.
If you have to interact in public, at work, or on an errand, make sure to keep a safe distance from others, and just be mindful: allow others to practice social distancing [like a smile instead of a handshake] without teasing them or making it weird. Make those around you feel comfortable by taking extra care, and take initiative to feel comfortable taking extra care despite how others might feel.
For now, drastic changes to our behavior and social customs are immediately required for the well-being of those around us: mindfulness, extra care, social distancing, enhanced hygiene, choosing to temporarily avoid large social gatherings, going without some of the luxuries of entertainment and everyday life.
Obviously, this situation sucks – let’s deal with the disappointment another time, and celebrate like mad when it’s over.
And if we all work together now as a team, swiftly and with dedicated cooperation, we can slow the spread of this virus and move closer to getting this under control as soon as possible.
Be Interactive & The Bassnectar Team