Monday, July 27, 2020

Pandemic 2020, part 2

Geeze Louise!
Whoever thought this Pandemic would last this long?
This truly is like something out of a bad sci-fi movie from the 1950's!
Most people  have cleaned their homes from top to bottom, organized their closets
 and drawers and have been cooking a treasure trove of recipes.
Zoom has proved invaluable, not only for business meetings, but for gatherings of
family and friends.  I do believe my Grands will have grown many, many inches since
I last saw them March 1st.
We all learned to appreciate our beloved family and friends all the more in their absence.
Missing the daily contact, hugs and kisses has been especially difficult.
We all were settling into a new "normal" with the hopes and belief that this would soon
pass and we could all get back to the way things were.
The politicians have turned the whole Pandemic into a circus.  Their denying science and
sending mixed messages to the public has caused nothing but confusion.
Now it appears we are moving backwards, not forward, with surges in new cases and deaths.
While it initially appeared to affect the elderly the most, now we have the 30-50 year olds
hospitalized and dying.  Not to mention our children and even infants.
Most of us are using common sense and wearing masks and following social distancing but
it appears many are not.  They must feel they are invincible.  We see the news photos of crowded beaches with most not wearing masks.   Now many of us are heading back into the safety of our homes due to our being unsure of what (and who)  is safe and what is not.
The whole argument of sending our children back to school is not to be believed!  "They" say
the children need to learn, to socialize, interact.....well, if they are horribly sick or dead they
can't do anything!  When we do not know the scope of this virus, we are constantly learning day by day, how can we rush into anything?  Rushing to send our children back to school.....why can we
not take it slow and easy and see how and where this all goes?  What is the urgency???
Of course, it is all about perspective.  A young mother with three children who worked at an upscale restaurant now finds herself home with her children, struggling to pay the rent or mortgage and buy food.  I am retired and not worrying about putting foods on the table or paying the,
again, it is truly all about perspective.
Even so, the bottom line (to me) is that we go slow......better safe than sorry.  With the 42 states having spikes and, basically, going backward.....the slow, steady approach would seem to be the most sane decision  at this point in time.
The people who are balking at wearing the masks need to re-think this infringement on their "freedom".....The wearing of masks will enhance and  increase their freedom when we can conquer this virus, re-open our businesses, and get back to our normal lives!

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