Monday, April 27, 2020

Pandemic Diary Day 42: Everyone Has Advise for What To Do During These Dark Times

Dear Diary,

A plethora of sages and fools alike have been giving the public advise on how to cope with the pandemic.

Most of the "advise" coming from the Coronavirus Task Farce is toxic... and ill-informed; with the exception of a couple of healthcare experts who are challenged daily by Trump if they tell the truth about what's really happening around the country.

Then there's the celebrities and wealthy who are experiencing a different coronavirus reality than the majority of the country where citizens are struggling to survive the devastating effects of being jobless, and unable to properly keep a safe distance from one another due to crowded conditions.

Unsurprisingly, those elites in our society are giving advise on how to raise children at home. In their strata of society, the elite children get the very best online tutors and have access to resources the poor can only dream about.

It's strange to see billionaires talking about how "we are all in this together" and giving advise to the legions of the unemployed about how to pass their time in quarantine.

By now, the majority of the country knows Trump's advise is absolutely worthless, and dangerous. Governors are giving advise that is sometimes heeded, and at other times blatantly ignored.

It's difficult to take advise from anyone these days because it's filtered with politics and then served up piecemeal by less than trusty messengers. Advise from medical/healthcare professionals is like gold during these dark times.

On the Homefront - Medford, Oregon
**The Oregon Health Authority reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday bringing the total known cases to 2,311. Officials also reported four new deaths attributed to the virus in the state, bringing the number of deaths to 91.

**I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop when we start testing more (and accurately), and the numbers of cases skyrocket. It's going to happen. Hopefully, we'll get through these dark times and develop a cure for COVID-19 in the near future.

Quote for the day; "But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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