Thursday, May 14, 2020

Pandemic Diary Day 59: Strange Days Now and Then

Dear Diary,

My report today is both a salute to my favorite hard rock group, The Doors (just because), and to those brave souls surviving this pandemic under an unhinged president.

Hits from The Doors second album, Strange Days:

Talking about Strange Days during this coronavirus

Clip from the lyrics - "Strange days have found us - Strange days have tracked us down - They're going to destroy our casual joys..." 

In the news... "Whistleblower, Rick Bright, is testifying before the House today about being kicked out of his position after raising concerns about a coronavirus treatment (chloroquine) supported by Trump. Bright is correctly standing up for science.

Clip from the lyrics- "People are strange, when your a stranger - Faces look ugly when your alone -  - Streets are uneven when your down" 

In the news... The strange origins of Trump's Hydroxychloroquine Obsession. A revealing report.

Song: My Eyes Have Seen You
(Pic by Jeff Kowalsky -Getty image)
Clip from the lyrics- "My eyes have seen you - My eyes have seen you stand in the door, meet inside - Show me more - Show me more - Show me more"

In the news... Michigan Gov. Whitmer says armed protests could lengthen stay-at-home order. Some morons think they can scare the virus with their guns, or at the very least lawmakers.
Clip from the lyrics - "Yea..c'mon…- When the music's over - Turn out the lights - Turn out the lights - For the music is your special friend - Dance on fire as it intends - Music is your only friend - Until the end"

In the news... COVID-19 may never go away and may join the mix of viruses that kill people around the world every year, according to Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization's health emergencies program.
On the Homefront - Medford Oregon
**Coronavirus in Oregon - 3,400 cases - the death toll is 134 now.

**High hopes - The Enchanted Forest amusement park in Turner is hoping to open in some capacity soon. 

**New data - It looks like West Salem is the state's latest coronavirus hotspot. The cause? A senior care home produced the single biggest weekly spike (41 cases) of reported coronavirus infections throughout Oregon.

**It's been cool lately with a few scattered showers that are supposed to last until this weekend. Shirley and I have no plans to go anywhere, and are doing our best to stay out of each others hair!

**What's that old saying? "Familiarity breeds contempt." If not contempt, then certainly lack of patience at times.

Quote for the day; "This is the strangest life I have ever known." Jim Morrison 

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