Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC

Oh, protective mask, I love you so,
You free me from the germs, you know.
Nothing’s changed how germs are spread,
They come from mouth and nose, my head.

A virus needs a host, it’s known,
A mask is worthless? That thought is blown.
Without a host, nowhere to go,
Against a mask, virus can’t grow

If we’d all wear a mask
Normalcy will follow
I’m getting ticked
At arguments so hollow 

My mask protects me,
It is my friend.
Yet if I wear it, 
It can offend?

Let’s take care of the economic crisis, and COVID too:
Hire brawny people for every place,
And for those not wearing … 
Get in their face!

So let me wear my mask,
And, please, you wear one too,
In just a short time, 
If we’re good … and observant … and lucky ….
This COVID could be through!

Just keeping it real,

Nurse Jackie

The Real Nurse Jackie is written by Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC, Senior Director of Clinical Innovation and Education for Mission Health Communities, LLC and an APEX Award of Excellence winner for Blog Writing. Vance is a real-life long-term care nurse. A nationally respected nurse educator and past national LTC Nurse Administrator of the Year, she also is an accomplished stand-up comedienne. The opinions supplied here are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer or her professional affiliates.