Agent Buddy Baker lost both parents to COVID-19

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage our nation and our world, even as some inexplicably continue to act like it’s no big deal.

It’s a very big deal for agent Buddy Baker. He has announced that both of his parents died on Sunday from COVID-19. The couple, married more than 50 years, passed only six minutes apart. As Baker explains, there were in perfect health just a couple of weeks ago.

We extend our condolences to Baker, and we applaud his transparency. While medical conditions typically justify privacy, this is a disease that anyone can get, wherever they go and whatever they do. There’s no shame in having it, and anyone who has it should strongly consider disclosing the condition loudly and clearly so that others with whom they may have come in contact will be aware that they possibly may develop the illness.

Also, knowing about those who have COVID-19 helps persuade others to take the situation seriously.

So please take it seriously. Stay home. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Practice social distancing when a trip to the store or the pharmacy becomes necessary. And help and support each other as best you can while we continue fight through this strange new reality one day at a time.

8 responses to “Agent Buddy Baker lost both parents to COVID-19

  1. I’m sorry, but what is the definition of “perfect health”? I am 52, ideal weight, go to gym regularly and look super fit. But perfect health? Nah.

    I drink too much, almost zero cardio, smoked from 18 to 38, and a crap load of sun exposure. Is that also perfect health… only to a biased observer.

  2. Schism Lateralus says:
    March 31, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    I’m sorry, but what is the definition of “perfect health”? I am 52, ideal weight, go to gym regularly and look super fit. But perfect health? Nah.
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    I think he probably meant that neither was immuno compromised, or suffering from a lung disease that generally puts one at much higher risk with this virus.

  3. Schism Lateralus says: I’m sorry, but what is the definition of “perfect health”? ….
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    It’s just a figure of speech, hardly anything’s literally ever ‘perfect’ and it’s subjective anyway.

  4. Very sad news!

    On the advice given to all of us, if you are staying at home and not going out or if you are very careful to properly wash everything that went out, including your hands, you can touch your face. I touch my face at home all the time. Covid-19 is not the boogie man…

  5. Condolences go out to Mr. Baker and the friends/loved ones of his parents. That’s just awful. I hope his family gets the support it needs, despite the restrictions right now. Normal funerary rites and functions are extremely difficult to organize. Good luck to them and again, condolences.

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