I hope you are well…

Tuesday, April 7, 2020…  I’m sitting here in what I call my bunker home office, and have been here for three weeks.   I have left my apartment maybe three or four times in that three weeks and I feel cooped up, I feel paralyzed, trapped in a cocoon, unable to do what I want, unable to travel, unable to drive to my office, and powerless to be in charge of how I live my life.  With all of that being said, I am in good spirits.  The bright side of this is that I am in good spirits, I have a positive attitude, and a positive outlook on the future.  As I have mentioned in a previous post, I am more fortunate than others during this time of crisis.  I still have my full time job, working from home, and have a strong support lifeline from not only my family, but from my wonderful co-workers, who have been awesome, a source of motivation, humor and focus.

My days are spent working from home, followed by binge-watching whatever show interests me at the time.  Tonight my show of choice is The West Wing, due to my desire of experiencing a more civil and normal administration, where all things are possible, the outcomes are positive and where the approach to government is more logical and focused on making the world a better place.  I can’t take the approach of the current administration where the main focus is how important the President’s Facebook popularity is as opposed to combating a disease that is ravaging the country and killing over 10,000 Americans.  While after calling COVID-19 a hoax created by the left in January and minimizing the risk, the people actually at risk of catching the virus is multiplying and dying on  daily basis.  As of the date and time of this posting, there are 396,416 Americans infected with COVID-19 and there are 12,813 deaths attributed to the disease.  source:  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries 

I am a small voice in an ocean of voices, and I don’t expect this post will see more than 100 views, but because of what is actually happening in the world, I feel I need to voice my opinion and try to get out the truth.  COVID-19 is not a hoax, it is not overblown, it is not left-wing propaganda, and it is definitely not something we should be ignoring.  The death rate from the virus is broken down by the following website:  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/  – Do not take it lightly, do not feel that because you are sequestered you are not susceptible to being infected.  Be vigilant, be careful, and be safe.  I ask this from the bottom of my heart, because I don’t want any of the people I care about to catch this thing.  It’s real, it’s deadly, and it does not discriminate…

I have diabetes (according to my Dr.) and I am at risk of dying from this virus if I catch it.  I am nervous, I am scared, and I pray for the health of both my elderly parents.  Please folks be smart…  don’t go to the beach… Don’t gather in crowds… Don’t go to that party you have been invited to… and above all… just. stay. home….

As you all know, I am a HUGE sports fan, and I would like noting more than to see all Sports begin playing again, especially NHL, MLB, Golf, and eventually NFL.  However, if there is even a .001% risk of others being infected because of the country’s need to see any sport be live again, I am against it.  It is not worth the cost of thousands of people being infected with this, in order for us to feel a semblance of normalcy.  If I have to stay cooped up in my home for two or three months in order for this pandemic to end, then I will stay home.  use Instacart to order Groceries… order delivery from your local restaurants to keep them in business… stay home… don’t go out… If you stay home, you are helping keep others from being infected.  I’m gonna sit here and watch The West Wing, because that universe is in a much better place than we are right now, and it is a much better reality than where we are right now…  No matter if it is real or not.. It is what I wish for the world and our country right now…


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