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Author: BobR    Date: 04/08/2020 13:03:23

Every day brings more news on the Coronavirus and little else. I could write about the increasing number of cases (about 30K per day in the U.S.), the increasing number of deaths, the declining number of available hospital beds, or the dwindling supplies of equipment for healthcare workers.

I could write about the bad behaviors, particularly pResident tRump holding his ego-feeding daily briefings, and railing at reporters who ask him real questions. I could write about people who ignore medical advice, and get together in groups with strangers. I could write about the shoppers who won't keep their distance and hoard supplies that are needed by others. I could write about that small percentage of scientists who provide contrary advice, like the epidemiologist who suggests we end lockdowns and self-distancing (trigger-warning - this link is from WND).

I could write about how the morgues are filling up and areas like NYC are resorting to mass graves in public areas, something unheard of for several generations. I could write about the deaths of famous people, such as older actors and musicians (RIP John Prine).

I don't want to write about any of these things. I want to write about policy, or world events, or the election (Biden still up by slightly over 300 delegates after yesterday's Wisconsin primary). I want to write about anything other than a contagion that is eating its way through people's lungs all around the world.

I can't, though, because this is our reality. This is our non-stop news cycle. Literally nothing is going on because of this virus.

For anyone who's stuck with this so far - please... do your part to flatten the curve and let all of us get back to life on the other side. With enough time, the transmission cycle will die out.

We just have to live each and every day in our protective bubble of space until that happens.

9 comments (Latest Comment: 04/08/2020 17:11:46 by TriSec)
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Comment by wickedpam on 04/08/2020 13:12:26

Comment by Raine on 04/08/2020 15:35:18
hi guys.

to all.

Comment by Raine on 04/08/2020 15:36:02
I literally cried reading this.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/08/2020 15:41:56
Bernie's out.

Comment by Raine on 04/08/2020 15:57:21
Quote by wickedpam:
Bernie's out.

That is a relief.

Comment by livingonli on 04/08/2020 16:02:55
The Bernie bros will probably be more obnoxious. I think he realized he was never going to catch up on the delegates.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/08/2020 16:43:42
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Bernie's out.

That is a relief.


Comment by TriSec on 04/08/2020 16:51:01
I have done some math. Wuhan has recently cautiously emerged from a 76-day shutdown.

For us in Boston - that would be July 7. Of course, your mileage may vary.

I am gratified, at least, that Old Town Trolley has just issued some "essential employee" letters to allow us passage through any anticipated roadblocks. I have one in my possession today.

Comment by TriSec on 04/08/2020 17:11:46
Regarding Bernie - an online friend noted that the last time Biden was a candidate-elect, he was headed into office in the wake of the Great Recession.

Seems like a ready-made campaign slogan - We fixed it once before, we can fix it again.