A planet-wide pandemic - the coronavirus - has been declared.
America is facing a national emergency because of this.
How we deal with them here in America is going to be a social experiment that's not going to be pretty. Socially, it's a body blow for entertainment.
Elbow bumps have replaced handshakes. We're all supposed to practice "social distancing" a nebulous term that suggests we stay about six-feet from one another, and not go to crowded events...anywhere.
Sporting events. Weddings. Funerals. Museums. Concerts. Parades. Conventions. Church services. The list goes on.
In this brave new world of containment nationwide, our country's infrastructure is screeching to a halt as the economy gets body slammed by the coronavirus restrictions.
Everyone has to view their daily activities in a different lens in this state of emergency. Old habits are now suddenly dangerous. Don't touch your face. Clean your hands at every opportunity. Don't go outside your house unless you have too.
Containment is necessary to control the spread of COVID 19.
So is testing. Unfortunately, we are behind the curve on both counts. It's going to take a lot of cooperation on everyone's part to get through it. Changing habits, almost overnight, is no easy task, but we have to do it.
Listen to the experts. Ignore the Trump puppets who are still trying to downplay the crisis this country is currently facing.
It's also probably a good time to catch up on your reading, or other indoor activities.
Time for me to walk on down the road...