Live in the Time of Coronavirus: Part II, Batten Down the Hatches

batten down the hatches

In the past two days, life in the United States has changed dramatically.  Many things are canceled or postponed.

    1.  Most of our major professional and collegiate sporting events are canceled or on hiatus.
      1. No March Madness, which means no collegiate playoffs for basketball.
      2. Suspension of all NBA (National Basketball Association), NHL (National Hockey League), MLB (Major League Baseball), or MLS (Major League Soccer) games for the foreseeable future.
    2.   Disneyland, Disney World and many Disney venues in Europe are closed.
    3.    Broadway is dark.  Many television talk shows are filming without live audiences.
    4. Colleges and now public schools (K-12) are closed for a couple of weeks or until further notice.
    5. Church services are canceled.
    6. Some businesses are closing except for online stores.  Where possible, many are instituting working from home.
    7. The federal government which had been reviewing its teleworking programs for many departments has had to do an abrupt about-face and is now increasing who may work from home.

States and municipalities have had to step up since the federal government has not been as prepared as many citizens would expect or prefer.  More than half of the states have declared states of emergency as of Friday the 13th.  There seems to be no central source for the actual number of people who are infected–this number is hampered by the continued lack of enough Coronavirus test kit availability.

An excellent, nonpartisan site for  the latest on international Coronavirus information is

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

 

8 thoughts on “Live in the Time of Coronavirus: Part II, Batten Down the Hatches”

  1. You and me both Priscilla. I do wish our federal government could get its collective act together and realize this is not partisan or a hoax. At least the states and municipalities are stepping up.

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  2. Believe me, E, those of us, like my wife and myself who are in the no-hope zone if we catch the virus, thank you for help spreading the truth. There are just too many even today that preach it is nothing but a media over hype and a political trick, and can be over by boycotting Corona Beer and hoarding toilet paper.

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