In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is extremely important that people practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from one another and wear of mask.
Over the last three months, we have also witnessed the emotional trauma faced by many people who have had a loved one who contracted virus.
Now layer all of our ‘COVID-19 concerns of top of the emotional trauma we experienced as we watched the deaths at the hands of police of Minnesota resident George Floyd and Atlanta resident Rayshard Brooks, two unarmed African American men.
The trauma of seeing our nation’s military troops unleashed on protestors and hearing a repetitive inflammatory rhetoric from the highest office in the land- “When the looting starts the shooting starts”- is again causing emotional trauma for people of all races and ethnicities.
Dr. Bland’s radio show, “It’s a Matter of Your Health,” can be heard live on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. on N.C. A&T State University’s WNAA, 90.1 FM.