March 18, 2020

From Gerald R. Lucas

Sunny Day covid-19: day 6 | US: GA | info | exit

The news keeps coming in, and none of it seems to be good. Most headlines are grim, some suggesting that this social distancing will, in many ways, become the new reality of our lives. Maybe the most frightening is from a person living through the crisis in Italy. She writes:

And the New York Times writes: “U.S. Virus Plan Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic and Widespread Shortages.” They use the word “grim” a few times.

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Some suggest that we’re not going back to normal: “This isn’t a temporary disruption. It’s the start of a completely different way of life.”

Isn’t this what Bernie has been saying? Better health care. Seriously, rich people, while better off, are not immune—especially when the stock market crashes.

To try to save himself, ’rump wants to give everyone money. I don’t think there’s anything magnanimous or responsible about this: I see it as just a ploy to save his ass. What a scumbag. What a failure.

Pocket published some essential reading on the Coronavirus. I put a link in my daily counter above.

Well, it’s sunny and warm outside, so I’m going to take my motorcycle down for its first-year service. I probably shouldn’t, but at least I’m not going to the beach.