During COVID-19 there is a deliberate calling for more positivity to be spread around the nation. With the current events dividing people all around the nation, it’s obvious that there is a need to focus on more positive endeavors. Shalom Lamm, who lost his parents to COVID-19, is still struggling to understand why this has happened. Overall, because he knows the unparalleled pain people go through when they lose someone believed in this virus. There is no description Lamm can offer as to how melancholy he feels that his parents passed because of COVID-19. Nevertheless, he is now even more empowered to practice safety measures that ensure his family’s safety.
Now that Lamm knows the side effects and the symptoms of COVID-19 first hand, he has done everything in his power to not mess around with safety precautions. Every time Lamm leaves his home, he immediately dresses up from head to toe. Using gloves, long trousers, long socks, and long sleeves are his immediate barriers to the airborne illness. Of course, given that he is located in New York, he has to be very cautious when coming in close distance to anyone. Keeping Six feet apart minimum is a must for him and he urges others to do the same.
Although there is a struggle to maintain distances away from family and friends it is non-negotiable for Lamm. He understands just how critical online communication is over in-person contact. Just like most Americans, he has a Zoom account in which he regularly speaks to his family. In addition, he also makes sure to call or text people he wants to communicate with throughout the week. It’s his way of maintaining the friendships and relationships he has. Lamm believes that just because he went through such a catastrophe, doesn’t mean others are spared. “I always make sure to check on my friends, especially since we are all older. It’s hard to say just how detrimental it would be if something else happens to more people I love”, Lamm says on Space Coast Daily.
In addition, to warn people about the person symptoms he saw, also makes sure to give back to his community. Anyone he knows in need or disinfectants or sanitizers, he surely helps them. He’d rather help others than save some for himself. In addition, he is maintaining his own health by being a very clean individual. Not only does he sanitize constantly but he makes sure that he doesn’t touch any surfaces whilst outside. Obviously, there is a lesser chance of someone having contracted COVID-19 from a surface, but it is still very possible. By not touching unnecessary items in the grocery store or any other market he might be at, he feels much safer.
Although Lamm has had the worst experience of his life in regards to his parents, he understands that there is nothing more beneficial than having a positive outlook. After grieving for many months, he decided that the best way he could help himself is by helping others. Being a liaison for people, a shoulder to count on, and someone whose friends can trust is the best way Lamm is maintaining during the pandemic. “Staying present in people’s lives makes for a much better story”, Lamm states. “I had to experience a tragedy that I wish on no other. Being there for people in their most critical time of need is how I am managing during this time”.
At the end of the pandemic, Lam hopes to have shed some light on how he reminds himself of himself and others. There is no way of knowing how long it will last, but he is sure that with a healthier mindset, more is possible. On Thrive Global, Shalom Lamm admits to having hardship throughout his life, but none like that compared to the loss of his parents. He wishes that everyone remains safe and secure during this unprecedented time.