Shelter in place
In February, no one thought life was going to change so quickly when March came. Within two weeks of its arrival, California ordered a "Shelter-in-Place" and we all stayed home. The schools were closed and offices throughout the states were shuttered. Medical and dental offices remained open for emergency cases only. The pandemic of COVID-19 has taken over the world. It was spreading faster than we can contain it. People are dying not just from the disease itself but also from lack of ventilators. Yes, in the world's richest country, we did not have enough ventilators.
Six weeks later, we are the epicenter of the coronavirus. But really, can we trust what the Chinese are saying about their numbers? If you were religious, you would think this is a cleansing. If you were a naturalist, then Mother Nature is violated so nature will take its course by exposing all the diseases to our world, slowly. If you were a conspiracy theorist, don't bother. It has already been proven this is not manmade. This strain can kill but most will recover. I just wish people can see that number as well.
So, another month of SiP. Everyone has to participate to buy time for a vaccine to be developed and more research to be done. We need to know what we are fighting to fight it. An invisible enemy is the worst type of war we want to be in. If people keep dying and we keep getting infected, what kind of world will we emerge back into? We all need to do our part. Everyone is suffering. Everyone. This will go down in history as one of our darkest days. So let's do our part and stay home. Be kind and considerate of our neighbors. Keeping to yourself is so easy to do. If we all do it together, then we will all survive this together. Please stay safe and healthy. Remember to wash your hands and face regularly.