There is so much news about the Corona Virus that I have to discuss it. But, it is a major crisis and has not been declared a disaster.
My opinion is that it’s a blessing in disguise. Anything that will get families and communities coming together throughout the nation is a blessing short of a miracle. One thinks about the time we had the great depression when we were rationed food and drink.
Now we have been ordered to stay at home which makes it difficult for some. If we run out of food or supplies we’re being asked to get it online. That’s fine for people who have computers or smart phones. The other half must somehow hunt or wait in line for stores to open.
The whole family is now quarantined in their homes. Whether it be a house, apartments or trailer home, it becomes difficult to deal with the children out of school and other older siblings out of a job with nothing to do.
Fortunately, we have a television for entertainment with all kinds of channels for every person’s interest and hobbies. After a while that becomes boring. With Netflix, Roku, Disney and many other venues I don’t see that boring. Because we’re staying at home, it has been predicted that we will have a Covid Baby boon nine months from now. (Look at the New York blackout back then). Also, we have video chats through Skype, facetime, Facebook and google hangouts to keep tabs with our jobs and just come together as a community.
If this continues, we will have to use our heads in order to survive. There is enough food and supplies for everybody because grocery stores, retail stores, factories and manufacturing plants are still operating at full strength. The workers are being checked constantly and taken care of. The government is helping out but we the people must start understanding the process of working together because we make the system work. Cooperation as it is going now must continue to serve us. We cannot panic because it’s not the end of the world. It’s like the long effect of a tornado or hurricane which is widespread.
In retrospect, the US government is providing money for the nation’s bank and unemployment agencies for those in need and those companies to keep the workers employed. The health department is working for a vaccine to counter the effects of the virus. People who have tested positive for the virus are being cleared and sent home. So, even if you get the virus, it doesn’t mean it’s a fatal thing. It depends on a person’s immune system and how they take care of themselves.
So, until the local government order to stay home is lifted, we need to keep ourselves in good health. Drink plenty of water, eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Wash your hands in hot water if you leave the house and wash it again when you return. (by the way, the city water is still good. No need for bottled water) If you have a mask, wear it. If not, stay six feet from others outside your home. Use disinfectant when necessary around the home.
One last thing which I do. If you have Netflix watch the Standup comedians before you go to bed. They are hilarious. It keeps me in good humor.