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A Look Back; Thoughts on the Dawning of the Age of Corona

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The Dawning of the Age of...Corona?

When the moon is in the seventh house

One of my earliest recollections of this life-altering in far more ways than one...virus, was my husband telling me about some guy, here in the States, who had recently tested for COVID-19, also known as, the Corona virus.

That in itself, was not unusual, there were a lot of testing sites and a lot of people were being tested throughout the Nation.

Testing sites were set up fairly quickly and ran quite efficiently in most areas from what I understand.

So, about this guy...

Keep in mind, this was early on, we didn't know a lot yet, we didn't know that there was a nearly 100% recovery rate.

Back to the guy -

this dude had experienced symptoms of the virus; fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste...whatever the case -

something led him to feel the need to be tested.

Not a stretch, right? Are you with me thus far?

After this guy experienced some symptoms and thought something is not right and that he probably should be tested, made the decision to be tested, took the time to go through with it and be tested, rather than wait for the results, elected to place himself, not in isolation, not in quarantine, but rather, in the seat, of a commercial airliner, headed straight for Florida!

So, while I had been venting about undue panic and unnecessary runs on toilet paper and why can’t people just utilize their God-given common sense, my husband just had to bring up this guy!

“This guy” times how many others, I wondered:

  • No matter how many times they’re reminded to wash their hands and sanitize...they don’t think that means them
  • No matter how many times they are told not to hoard, it’s not necessary, they stockpile as if the end of the world is here, grabbing everything in sight (even stockpiling gasoline) as if they alone are somehow entitled to surpluses!
  • No matter how many times they are told to utilize common sense....it doesn’t register, doesn’t compute, because they don’t even know what that is


And Jupiter aligns with Mars

It didn't stop there, with "the guy", fights were breaking out all over the place...over toilet paper!

Oh yeah, it was a thing, in the dawning of the age of Corona!

Some boxing in the big box stores.

Some wrestling at Walgreens.

Some punching down at the local Publix!

Here’s where my mind went...stay with me -

my vision:.

Store managers would begin collecting a small cover charge upon entry into the big box stores/pharmacies/grocery stores...no discrimination, all could participate!

They'd charge all of their customers a little fee for the potential that a fight might break out at any time, on the toilet paper aisle!

When the Managers would see something begin to develop, they would get on the intercom system with the announcement, "toilet paper fight on aisle three" or "Charmin shenanigans on aisle six"....

The stores would be recouping some of their profit lost during, the dawning of the age of Corona.

The stores would win, Corporate would win, the one with the most toilet paper would certainly win, right?

The shoppers would win with some good old-fashioned cheap entertainment!

A win-win-win!

The only one who would not win, he or she with the most boo-boos and no toilet paper; not a single, nor two-ply, double nor single roll, to show for it.

Not a single tissue, no not one, to wipe away the evidence of the agony of defeat.

They'd go home, lick their wounds and next time, try Amazon delivery!

My Corona?

Peace will guide the Planets and Love will Steer the Stars...

All of the losers (yes hope for the losers); the fighters, the hoarders, the knuckleheads, all those not given any common sense when it was being handed out....

would all be working toward a goal/a prize.

They would automatically be entered into a Main Event, of sorts, where they would be taken to an undisclosed location for a pay-per-view, winner takes all, Spectacular!

The already struggling cable and satellite providers would be recouping some of their profit losses.

The people would have their minds off of, the dawning of the age of Corona for a time, with more entertainment, something else to look forward to.

All of the losers would be tied up and not out being stupid!

Another win-win-win for America!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 A B Williams

Comments

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 30, 2020:

I was sure that I had probably, maybe, mentioned it before! ;)

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 30, 2020:

I know. If there's one thing I will never forget about you, it's that. LOL.....Not because we disagree, but just because you're so adamant about it and have said it often. Okay, I told a fib - I remember other things, too. ;)

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 30, 2020:

Can't agree about Michelle. No, no to Michelle Mabelle.

Her words, "for the first time in my life, I am proud of my Country", will forever be etched in my mind.

That's cute about Daisy! :)

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 30, 2020:

I liked Michelle, for the most part, but not sure I could see her in office. And really, what kind of plan is that to just go ahead and plan on the vice candidate for president? People are crazy.

But here's a random chuckle, at least for me. There's a perfume commercial on TV about a scent called Daisy. That's my dog's name so now she's looking all confused. They said her name over and over again like a chant. It's worse than the sour cream commercial. At least she doesn't attack the TV anymore when a dog barks. LOL

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 30, 2020:

Let's see....Joe Biden says it will definitely be a woman; Nancy Pelosi already has a job (supposedly!!!)

Hillary says she is done, but is she really? Has she burned all of her bridges?

Michelle Obama is still fawned over (she is adored by MSM, the View ladies and Oprah) so maybe Michelle? She'll take Barack with her and the Obamas will be back in business.

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 30, 2020:

If they want a chance to beat Trump they'd better pick one hell of a good VP candidate, then.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 30, 2020:

Eric, the people have certainly done their part and to keep hearing, we wait, we wait, we wait some more, just isn't going to work!

If the Democratic leaders of New York and California keep it up...we could see those States turn red, come November. Wouldn't that be something?

Just in case...the Dems are currently strategizing about the V.P. pick, because that person would be taking over for Joe almost immediately. They may be so busy strategizing, that Trump may get a little reprieve from their constant conspiring.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 30, 2020:

Well now then. Governors and Mayors and County leaders are going to have problems. The buy into and obedience is ending. Now the smart ones move quickly to open. The others face backlash. I would not want to run on the platform of shut down in the next cycle. They have us now with the sound bite that it worked. They will lose us now with the soundbite that it was too slow to open up. MSM is going to go into shock. But they will pretend that everything is alright.

Oops that is the Biden camp.

So why so long on a VP pick? Who would pick the next president?

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 30, 2020:

Touche'. :)

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 30, 2020:

It's fake news; it won't go anywhere. ;)

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 30, 2020:

Perfect... don't you think?

I also shared it on my Facebook page, but it's not 'official' or 'accredited' (just funny!!!!) so don't how long it will last before the FB Nazis make it disappear into thin air!

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 30, 2020:

You found a place. LOL

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 30, 2020:

YES.. what she said! LOL!!!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=101634...?sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=i

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 06, 2020:

I love this Doctor...his calmness and clarity make me feel much more at ease about all of this:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=321771...

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 03, 2020:

No doubt about it Flourish, many are hoarding and selfishly taking advantage.

As things were beginning to get crazy, we had rented a house through Airbnb, near the beach. We assumed there would be plenty of toilet paper (we assumed wrong) We knew that 1 roll for 7 people, wasn't going to cut it!

My daughter was up bright and early, off to the store and the tp was already gone. She passed a woman with 2 baskets of tp and other paper products and she simply glared at her! (my daughter has quite the glare I am here to testify)

The Airbnb Owner came through and got some paper over to us.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 03, 2020:

With this toilet paper shortage, you would think that the shelf stock would eventually get replenish following the initial rush and people would ease up with the hoarding. However, at least in my area the toilet paper, bleach, paper towels, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, meats, eggs, milk and soy products and even the "normal" canned vegetables plus other things are gone. Shelves stay empty or else get re-emptied really quickly (not sure). People have gone a bit nuts. I've also noticed that prices have increased even when they have nothing to do with the pandemic. Some people seem to be selfishly taking advantage.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 03, 2020:

Rush is right!

https://youtu.be/j_x5j-Z9Kns

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 02, 2020:

Amen to that!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 02, 2020:

HOPE springs eternal! :)

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 02, 2020:

No, I didn't. I've stopped watching the news as much because it makes me too anxious about family in friends in hot spots and in the medical professions. There's not a single case in my town that I know of, but I expect this to change since there's not a lot of supplies on the store shelves here and we have to go to the larger cities to shop. Those cities are reporting more and more cases of it. My daughter just asked me last night how much longer we have to social distance. Some argue that it's really just physical distancing, but it's more than that. I couldn't tell her anything other than what the officials and experts are hoping for. It also depends on most of the general public cooperating more than they have thus far.

I certainly hope this is the beginning of the end. At least there's hope that the medication is keeping people off ventilators. Here, they are using blood plasma from people who already have the antibodies.

My oldest started watching that movie that Nicholas Cage was in about 9-11 and, of course, the other two joined him and had all kinds of questions. But I found that it was difficult for me to watch. You wouldn't think those feelings could be that strong after all these years, but I remember turning off the news back then, too, because it was a lot to take in. I know this isn't the same thing, but it's still a national trauma of a different kind. My general life style hasn't even changed all that much.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 02, 2020:

Did you all happen to catch this good news yesterday?

"I think that this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic, I am very serious." - Dr. Stephen Smith

Check it out:

https://youtu.be/d2kUUGVJclg

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 01, 2020:

I will check it out.

I think too many truckers, especially now, are continuing to drive while sleep deprived. So glad that no one was seriously hurt!

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 01, 2020:

LOL

Here's one of the news links, if you care to see the pictures.

There was definitely toilet paper being ran over....and burnt...and the poor driver says he'll never drive again. I guess he had to use some of that tp to clean himself up after that scare. Sounds like he should've looked for a place to pull over to sleep long before he reached Dallas.

https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/big-rig-hauli...

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 01, 2020:

No, not dark at all!

Glad the driver and dog are good.

So instead of there being a run on toilet paper...they were running over toilet paper?

The toilet paper was rolling on down the highway, but the trucker and his dog...not so much?

Thanks for sharing Shannon, although I am on a roll, I'll stop now. ;)

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 01, 2020:

No April Fool's joke....There was a semi full of toilet paper that rashed in Dallas early this morning and caught fire. The driver and his dog are fine, but there was toilet paper everywhere. I mean, it's sad for the driver, but also a bit amusing, given the situation. I hope you don't mind my dark humor side.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 29, 2020:

I am shocked too Shannon.

I heard today that it will be another two weeks before it peaks.

Be done!!!

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 29, 2020:

So I just read an article about it and apparently, he announced he tested positive on Friday. But I hadn't heard that. Came as a shock to me. The celebrities are the ones in the news from it, but this whole situation is crazy. I hope it's over sooner rather than later.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 29, 2020:

Another one of those great country music stars from the 1990's, some of the best country music ever produced.

R.I.P. Joe Diffie!

I am sending up prayers for his family, friends and fans. :( So sad.

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 29, 2020:

I had no idea either!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 29, 2020:

OMG...how ironic that you shared his song on this article and we were just discussing. I had no idea he even had the virus :( This is crazy!!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 29, 2020:

No way! Seriously?

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 29, 2020:

I just heard on the radio that Joe Diffie died from the virus

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 27, 2020:

Yes, even if you don't watch the movie, read up on Marcus.

His part in this video is very quick, so it's easy to miss.

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 27, 2020:

No, I haven't seen it. I'll have to look it up.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 27, 2020:

You have to visit Billy Bob's!

Did you see the movie Lone Survivor? Mark Wahlberg plays Marcus Luttrell, Marcus was the Lone Survivor. True, but very sad, story; other than the miracle of Marcus somehow surviving it.

Anyhow, he's from Texas.

It's a great movie if you get a chance to watch it. Not for the kiddos though. War sucks!!

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 27, 2020:

So far, I've never run into a Texas musician and known it. The only musicians from Texas that I knew were friends in college and they wrote a song or two with me. I've wanted to go to Billy Bob's forever and a day and never have. Would you believe I've lived in TX for 20 years now, half of that time in North Texas near enough to Billy Bob's, and haven't yet been to that place?

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 27, 2020:

So entertaining. love it!

Did you spot Marcus Luttrell?(in the video...lol) maybe you've spotted him around Texas. :)

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 27, 2020:

Another good one, Angie. It makes me laugh because for another reason, too. I ought to show it to my oldest son. He's got this annoying whistling habit and we all have to tell him several times a day to just STOP!!!! He doesn't whistle a tune like the guys in the video were doing. His whistles sound like the wind that whistles through the breezeway outside, except higher pitched. LOL

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 27, 2020:

Oh my goodness ya'll, MUST WATCH, so funny.

We need to be vigilant in getting this behind us, but that doesn't mean we can't laugh and make the most out of this temporary situation.

Enjoy!

God Bless!!

https://youtu.be/I3xpRZITi2w

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 27, 2020:

LOL...love it. Thanks for morning smiles.

Let's all get a case of Corona....the beer!

Cute!!

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 26, 2020:

Here's one you gotta hear. This one made me laugh. It's called "A Case of Corona (Beer)".

https://youtu.be/-pZgZCnbgYU

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 26, 2020:

Just because this song came to mind, I like it and it works with this age of Corona, age of Corona theme:

https://youtu.be/7Xf-Lesrkuc

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 26, 2020:

Yes, it's a memory from probably sometime in high school. I miss 90s country, silly songs included. LOL

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 26, 2020:

This song was popular when my oldest son (now your age) was a kid. In fact, I think the c.d. may have been his very first one.

Thanks for the memory!!

It's a silly song, perfect for these crazy times!

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 26, 2020:

Haven't heard this one in I don't know how long, but heard it today and it seems to fit. According to Joe Diffie, "all of the chaos makes perfect sense", right? Even the need to hoard toilet paper. LOL

Third Rock From the Sun - Joe Diffie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAk_8WCFoGY

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 25, 2020:

Yep, better enjoy those golden eggs...lol. Savor the flavor!

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 25, 2020:

LOL...Either way, those are some expensive eggs right now!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 25, 2020:

I suspect you paid $5, left with one dozen eggs and a store employee went home with your free eggs. lol

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 25, 2020:

Here's a laugh for you. Had to go out for supplies for work and decided to stop at the grocery store when we got back to town. We were almost out of eggs. They're currently on sale two for $5 or something like that, but the big sign in front also said only one per family. So I wonder if we still got the sale price? I don't know where I put my receipt to look at it now.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

No I wasn't editing at that point, only commenting, so I am not sure what happened.

I agree with you that the task force looks tired. They must be totally drained at this point, including the President. I am praying for them all to stay healthy!

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 24, 2020:

I saw that and thought you tried to adjust it and changed your mind or something and then had to fix the typo later.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

It's the aliens...they messed with my title last week...;)

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 24, 2020:

Hmmmm...why is there a colon in the middle of my sentence? I thought I had dirt on my screen. LOL

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

Yep, getting back home now, in order to watch.

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 24, 2020:

No doubt real change was wanted and needed. Not the kind his opponent would've brought.

The "task force": is live on TV right now. They all look so tired. If people start paying attention to the warnings, it sounds like there's still hope to get the curve flattened.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

I believe that the American voters wanted a true leader who could and would get things done. Someone who adored America and didn't seek to destroy her from the inside, via "fundamental transformation". Someone who could and would win for us, so much so, they overlooked the missing polish!

So glad he's there, otherwise we'd have been up the proverbial creek long before this Chinese virus hit.

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 24, 2020:

Maybe because they are equating his often off-putting attitude/personality with the job itself. To my knowledge, he never was a polished pubic speaker. He blurts out his thoughts, often with very little tact. He also loves to toot his own horn, which comes across as arrogant and cocky. But being personable doesn't necessarily equate to good leadership either.

My remembrance of people discussing their opinions about the president only goes back about as far as Clinton and whenever I"m around the opposite party of whoever is in office, that's when I hear the bashing.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

In all of my years on this earth, I've never seen any President treated as horribly and disrespected as much as this one has been.

And for what?

Having our backs, loving, promoting, bragging about this country, embracing our flag and patriotism...?

I appreciate him more and more every day!

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 24, 2020:

No, you didn't come off that way. But I suppose I'm so used to all of the negative interpretations and insinuations (mostly on FB) that I've become accustomed to using disclaimers in attempts to make myself more clear to avoid a debate for full-blown argument.I know you know what I mean because you've seen it happen a time or two and ended up coming to my defense. LOL

That said, I do think that people aren't considering the fact that the healthcare system would become even more overwhelmed than it already is if businesses were to be opened wide up again just to save the economy.

I got tired of hearing negative comments about any president as far back as I can remember. Many celebrities get the same treatment. People forget they are human and don't always have their best self presented, can't always be in a state of mind to be "presentable", or in this case, "presidential" when speaking. No one is perfect and that's the way it will always be. Unfortunately, people are often criticized for what they say without considering context or character or intentions. It happens to everyone.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

I was not suggesting you do not understand the impact all of this is having on the economy Shannon. I am sorry if my words came off that way, not my intention!

I've just heard several negative comments about Lt. Gov Patrick and of course, constantly about Trump...as if they are total idiots and that's that. The haters, focus on all of the wrong things, all of the time and fail to see the overall big picture.

More of a vent, than anything, for me. I've been known to vent. ;)

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 24, 2020:

My sleep schedule is so screwed up, I haven't watched any news about it today. Not sure I want to today. May take a break from it for a day. I'm sure it will be all over the place tomorrow as well. I'm generally not the kind to panic. I tend to react after the fact to most things if need be. But the anxiety is there when, as you say, it's in our faces. Even while reading the positive articles and comments there is something negative right behind it.

Please don't think I'm not aware of the economy and the dangers of collapse. Our boss has been stressed over one person not paying rent this month in this small complex because the bank is saying they will not work with him if he falls behind on his payments. Those tenants moved because they were given notice to move last month, but now we have a vacant one to fill and we have to wait until next month to see what happens in the next week or so in regards to jobs. One person is so sick with a fever and cough that she can't work. The person who lives with her shouldn't be working right now, but is still going to work. Others work at non-essential businesses or places that are shutting down for their own precautions, such as daycares. What could happen here and on a much larger scale if the government doesn't handle this in the best possible way is among the things on my mind.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

Also, I think that President Trump is saying the same thing, but in a different (Presidential) way.

Did you notice, in the latest briefing, how he kept emphasizing the (15 day plan) no matter the redundancy in the questions of the reporters (they are soooo exhausting) he, President Trump is sticking with the (15) day quarantine plan for now and then....will take another look, when that time comes. Assessing where we are; with individual cases, in the area of meds/vaccines, where we are city by city, state by state, etc.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

I didn't see it that way at all. He is attempting to make the point, that if we quarantine and shutdown indefinitely, there will be no jobs to go back to, no economy to sustain us and no America to leave to our kids and grand kids.

He isn't saying to be stupid or take risks, but rather, to be practical and safe, all while understanding that there's a heck of a lot at stake right now.

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 24, 2020:

I happened to catch that part of it and it didn't set well with me. I never heard Trump say people should put themselves at risk more than necessary to help the economy and that's how he came across, whether he intended to or not.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

Hi Shannon, I watched the Dan Patrick interview. I completely understand what he is saying and where he is coming from!

We must be wise and cautious and at the same time, not be a victim to, nor controlled by this, indefinitely. Life must go on. 98-99% are recovering from it.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

Well stated Paula, they have created “a tidal wave of disgust”.

How arrogant and idiotic are they?

They only see this as an opportunity for themselves, that’s how messed up they are.

All while our outstanding President just keeps on keeping on for this Nation and for the people!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 24, 2020:

So true T, President Trump is as genuine as it gets!

The lost left and career politicians don’t get it, can’t see it...because they are too busy pushing agendas which do not benefit this country or the people...in the least.

Case in point, taking a National crisis and attempting to cram a bunch of their wish list pet projects into a bill INTENDED to help stimulate our struggling economy and to assist American citizens right now.

Things, which have absolutely nothing to do with anything going on right now, which would do absolutely nothing to help; such as their stupid green deal crap, increased leverage for labor unions, giving the Kennedy Center millions of dollars (seriously....the wealthy Kennedy family can’t support it?!?), bailing out the postal service AGAIN....

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 23, 2020:

I guess what I mean is that it should be a bipartisan issue. It's all political, in a way, nearly everything that shapes our day to day lives.

Truth be told, there are some repulsive idiots on both sides. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is a Republican, but supposedly in support of Trump's comments about American's being willing to make sacrifices, he said that grandparents should sacrifice their lives for the sake of their grandchildren and end this shelter in place so that the economy doesn't crash.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/texas-lt-gov-dan...

The Logician from then to now on on March 23, 2020:

The extreme individualism of people like Paula allows them to discover human values that are then used to revivify eroding or procrustean social structures. Creative writers like Paula provide the covert foundation for social change and spiritual transformation, which requires that they remain loners who are totally dedicated to their creative work.

When I read this:

“What the selfish, cruel & ignorant liberals simply can't seem to understand is that their ugly & destructive hatred and the poison they spew, has ricocheted directly back at them. They have created a tidal wave of general public disgust that will carry them out of view and sound. You can only spread and reek of pure hatred for so long before you literally become that which you portray....cause a complete adverse reaction from society who then ultimately become completely repulsed by your very existence.” ~Paula

Now that’s what I call literary genius!

Suzie from Carson City on March 23, 2020:

You know, T....that photo speaks more than a thousand words & portrays volumes of emotion. What the selfish, cruel & ignorant liberals simply can't seem to understand is that their ugly & destructive hatred and the poison they spew, has ricocheted directly back at them. They have created a tidal wave of general public disgust that will carry them out of view and sound. You can only spread and reek of pure hatred for so long before you literally become that which you portray....cause a complete adverse reaction from society who then ultimately become completely repulsed by your very existence.

We all knew they would become their own undoing and dig their own graves. it has come to pass.......................

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 23, 2020:

T, that's a powerful image. This isn't a time for political division and definitely shouldn't be a political issue. Unfortunately, I think it will continue to be treated as such by many, passing judgement as good or bad this and that. And it will probably be more political when the dust settles later.

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 23, 2020:

Yes, and local news. My concerns are mostly for others that I know and the uncertainty in this mess. I have been isolated from almost everyone before. Drove me nuts at the time, but in a weird way, prepared me for this social distancing and shelter in place.

So aside from not wanting to learn of any illness or death to loved ones or friends caused by this thing, the other consequences are from people who panicked mostly.

The shelves are nearly empty so we and others who didn't or couldn't hoard food and supplies now have to go to the public more often or every day. There's no solution for income for many people who may need supplies or rent. My sister can't get the two month old vaccinations for my nephew. He can't get a virus at home, but he'll be behind schedule and vulnerable when this is over. My cousin is a respiratory therapist in a large town and at risk every day. My sister-in-law already has stage four cancer. This would likely kill her. A friend's young daughter in remission for cancer and doesn't do well with any kind of illness. It could kill her, too. Another cousin works in a nursing home. My best friend works with seniors also and one is sick now with something. Not to mention the elderly I know and/or am related to are at more risk as it spreads.

I am trying, more often than not, to occupy my mind with other things.

The Logician from then to now on on March 23, 2020:

Found this posted on Facebook:

https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/14932197_f496.j...

How can anyone question this man’s sincerity and love for our country and all Americans? He is dealing with and facing some of the toughest times and decisions and is constantly bashed every day by fake news and negative people. However, he continues to stand proud to be our President. He is not a perfect polished politician, he is a business man. He genuinely loves our flag and everything it represents. Imagine what he is going through right now with all on his mind and in his heavy heart. Let’s all put the politics aside and let him do the job he was elected to do. Say a prayer for this man and all that he has done and will continue to do for America.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 23, 2020:

Shannon, are you watching the Coronavirus task force briefings coming out of the White House?

Other than some local/community news, I am not watching, listening to anything much, outside of these briefings.

It’s a great team, led by VP Pence and I have much respect for the doctors; Fauci and Birx, they are so level-headed and knowledgeable, they definitely ease angst. IMHO. :)

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 23, 2020:

LOL! No problem with pink gloves. Just people protecting themselves while infecting everyone else with their germs. We worked at Walmart together several years ago and she still works there.

Brad Paisley would probably be fun, but he's still an A-lister. I'll send a request just for you, but don't hold your breath!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 23, 2020:

LOL...I had to read your comment twice, at first I thought the problem was a guy wearing PINK gloves.

Yes, definitely, you should line up some phone or email interviews.

Brad Paisley seems bored, Neil Diamond...they are ALL available! ;)

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 23, 2020:

I'd like to say you're right about people being more health aware, but I'm gonna be pessimistic about that. A friend and former co-worker just posted that she just saw a man wearing gloves pick his nose.

Thanks for the music. I suppose now might be a good time to gather up some more interviews.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 23, 2020:

This is the song, I meant to share, but, Don't Worry, Be Happy is a good one too. :)

https://youtu.be/y6Dp5lRRvtk

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 23, 2020:

https://youtu.be/d-diB65scQU

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 23, 2020:

No wonder Shannon...it's out there 24-7!

Gas pumps came up earlier, just think about (before corona) all of the people, who have been {God only knows} where, doing {God only knows} what, who have handled the pump before you or I. It's true, it's a fact, but it's not out there, 24-7, being discussed, obsessed over, put in the Petri dish (so to speak), causing such angst.

Out of thought, out of mind.

So, maybe a positive to come out of all of this is that now, people will start thinking about all of the germs out there and wash their hands more regularly, grab restaurant door knobs/handles with a paper towel/tissue and then throwing in a trash can outside of the restroom (this is something that I've always done)

Don't let it take more than it already has girlfriend! Smile, it's going to be alright.

I feel a song coming on...;)

https://youtu.be/L3HQMbQAWRc

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 23, 2020:

I don't know about you guys, but even when I'm being lighthearted, the anxiety about all this is starting to creep in.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 22, 2020:

A return to civility, doing unto others as we would have them do unto us, a kinder world in general....would be a wonderful thing to come out of all of this. More people coming to understand exactly what common sense is and why it is God-given, would be an additional positive in a post-corona world....

We will see!

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 21, 2020:

I have plenty of good reasons! Every time I think I want to be a people person people change my mind. LOL. Your getaway sounds like the perfect getaway to me. I have never cared for crowds even when I have to tolerate them.

And money, to me, is more terrifying than gas pumps. Whenever I am a cashier and someone hands me money after coughing that much or is otherwise obviously sick .... Ew! Headed straight for the hand wash or sanitizer.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 21, 2020:

We did have a great time Shannon.

It’s a great option for times like these or when you just want to socially distance yourself for no good reason! Lol

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 21, 2020:

Yes, that was weird.

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 21, 2020:

It's fixed now.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 21, 2020:

My title is screwed up and I can’t fix it.....very strange.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 21, 2020:

I had to pump gas earlier T and was actually thinking...this thing has been touched by how many people...just today!?

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 21, 2020:

Good question! It wasn't. I will fix it. ??? Thanks Paula

Suzie from Carson City on March 21, 2020:

Ang....WHY does your title say, "WeThis?" Is that a word? I did not notice that before.

The Logician from then to now on on March 21, 2020:

Thanks Brenda! That’s the nicest thing any hubber has said to me!

....About my tips.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 21, 2020:

Great tip about gas pumps

The Logician from then to now on on March 21, 2020:

https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/14929638_f496.j...

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 21, 2020:

So glad you had a good birthday and that you were able to spend it with loved ones in a fairly normal manner!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 21, 2020:

We had a plan in place for spring break and my birthday.

We did follow through, but rather than book a hotel on the beach with elevators, crowded pools and crowded beaches, we elected to book a private home with a pool, in walking distance to the beach.

It worked great for us! It might not be for everyone, but it is an option!

We had the pool to ourselves. We had a full kitchen/grill and groceries from home...we only went out to dinner one night (on my birthday) where we were separated from other guests and at the same time, we were supporting the server, the cook, the busboy and the seafood industry! :)

We walked to the beach and found our own space in uncrowded areas, but most of the week, we were in the privacy of our home away from home.

Life goes on; be smart, avoid crowds, love life!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 18, 2020:

Yesiree...these birthdays seem to come quarterly now!! It has been a good day with plenty of singing, so save your vocal chords and the china. ;)

Thanks Paula!

Suzie from Carson City on March 18, 2020:

Birthday???? Ang's birthday? Hey there, "Happy Birthday!" I'd sing you a song, but I'd break every glass in your china cabinet!! Cheers!!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 18, 2020:

Thank you Shannon! So far, sooo good! :)

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 18, 2020:

And happy birthday!!!!!! Yes, I've announced it here. So everyone else can send you some cheer.......Hey, that rhymed. Have a fantastic day, my friend!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 18, 2020:

Bruh!!

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