A big Thank You to all essential workers

America has at least 337,274 coronavirus cases and at least 9,633 dead, and the numbers are climbing. I am struck by the great uncertainty with which we are facing what is to come. Some people are warning that this crisis will last for years; others that it will end quickly and painfully. Some are warning of the rise of fascism; others hope for a renewal of democracy. All of us are afraid; some of us are hopeful.

Pope Francis spoke today in a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica in honor of Palm Sunday: “Dear friends, look at the real heroes who come to light in these days: they are not famous, rich and successful people; rather, they are those who are giving themselves in order to serve others.”

We are surrounded by ordinary people who are giving themselves to serve others: bus drivers, delivery people, airline workers, truck drivers, grocery store clerks, post office workers, line cooks, police officers, food producers, teachers, social workers, janitorial staff, tradespeople, utility maintenance professionals, farm workers, child care providers, health care workers, servicemen and women, nurses, doctors. Their dedication deserves our profound thanks.

Trump refuses to issue a stay-at-home order

There are more than 1 million cases of coronavirus globally, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The US has reported more than 243,000 cases, with more than 5,900 deaths.

The Trump administration has been clear that it does not want the federal government to assume responsibility for American citizens any longer. Trump has refused to issue a stay at home order from the federal government, insisting instead that governors make their own calls.

President Trump on Thursday said states need to work out competing bids for medical equipment among themselves, and continued to blame states for failing to stockpile medical equipment like ventilators. Governors are sounding the alarm that they are bidding against themselves, as well as the federal government, for much-needed medical equipment and supplies.

A Detroit bus driver who had expressed anger on Facebook about a coughing passenger has died from COVID-19.

Hargrove posted a profanity-laced video complaining about a woman he said repeatedly coughed while on his bus. The coronavirus can spread through coughs. The woman wasn’t in the video.

Hargrove said drivers are “public workers doing our job, trying to make a honest living, take care of our families.”

“For you to get on the bus … and cough several times without covering up your mouth and you know (we’re) in the middle of a pandemic – that lets me know that some folks don’t care,” Hargrove said. “At some point in time, we’ve got to draw the line and say enough is enough. I feel violated.”

 

Florida’s Stay at home order

A cruise ship with infected passengers is sitting off the coast of Florida, and Trump doesn’t want it to dock in the state. Trump is not taking responsibility for that, either. So DeSantis has finally announced he will take off the ship the 49 people on it who hail from Florida… but not the others, including those from other countries, who continue to float on a ship with disease on it. This situation needs an immediate solution.

The federal government had a similar problem aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier where Covid-19 was spreading. Tired of waiting for his superiors to get his people to safety, the ship’s commander wrote a scathing letter claiming that keeping the sailors on the ship was “an unnecessary risk and breaks faith with those Sailors entrusted to our care.” After the letter was made public, Navy officials agreed to offload sailors to quarantine in Guam to keep the disease at bay.

Earlier Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order, joining 36 other states and the District of Columbia in directing residents to remain at home in a push to fight the pandemic.

Emergency room doctors tell CBS News the pandemic scares them more than anything they’ve ever dealt with. The White House has confirmed that its own modelling shows between 100,000 and 240,000 people are likely to die from COVID-19 before the crisis is over, even if people heed social distancing guidelines.

Trump’s Alternate Reality

The coronavirus numbers continue to climb. Today America has more than 185,000 known infections.

Trump will try to save declining companies, no doubt including his own family business. He will try to save the oil and gas sector, though no banks will touch it. He will prop up the failing companies of friends, cronies and campaign contributors. He will lie, try to hide data, blame others, and produce a deepening disaster.

No president would have wanted this pandemic to happen on their watch. There would be death and suffering regardless. But, it is hard to imagine another president handling the situation as poorly as Trump has, which has led to far more death and suffering than was necessary. Where we are with this virus was not inevitable. It is the direct result of Trump’s failed policies.

Trump has tried for months to do what he has always done: invent an alternate reality, lie, blame and brag, deny responsibility and claim victory. But that simply doesn’t work as well when the coronavirus has claimed more American lives in a few months than the Vietnam War claimed in a decade.

 

Senicide – life is more important than money

Total cases of covid-19 worldwide: 531,810 / Deaths 24,068 / Recovered 123,405

The word genocide, the murder of a tribe or people, was coined in 1944 by  a Polish-Jewish refugee escaping Nazism. The word senicide, the deliberate murder of the elderly, is less well known.

That is about to change.

It seems increasingly likely, a significant number of countries are going to continue mismanaging the pandemic caused by the virus Covid-19 and a very large number of old people are going to die before their time.

The lieutenant governor of Texas endorsed President Trump’s desire to get the country back to work and said that he and other older Americans might be willing to sacrifice themselves to the virus to make that happen.

Mr. Cuomo, Governor of NY, in response to to that remark had this to say:

“My mother’s not expendable. We’re not going to accept a premise that human life is disposable. And we’re not going to put a dollar figure on human life.”

The economy will bounce back, it always does. For politicians to even suggest that society put the economy over human life just shows uncaring the world has become. The USA has become a corrupt, depraved society, the people en masse have lost their moral sense.

Senicide should never be tolerated in the 2020s, at least in all in modern, developed democracies. Those countries whose leaders allow nationwide senicides should, like the perpetrators of genocides in the 20th century, be judged harshly, not only by history, but also by voters.

The Bible verse,“For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10, really applies.

 

First World Pandemic Problem #2 – Slow Internet

People around the world are self-isolating due to the global pandemic caused by Covid-19. With so many people at home, most are using the internet to communicate, work, learn, and stay entertained. The use of YouTube, Netflix, video-conferencing, Facebook calls, and video gaming has surged to new highs, and the stress on internet is starting to show.

I have attempted to add a post here several times today. I am now frustrated; I have seen the below gif one too many times. I’ll try again tomorrow.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home.

First World Pandemic Problems

Total confirmed cases of covid-19 worldwide: 422,829 / Deaths 18,907 / Recovered 109,102

I had three precious bottles of wine left. I gave one away to my elderly neighbour and decided I would chill one of the others for myself. I placed the bottle in the freezer and waited for it to chill.

A little later I went to retrieve it. When I opened the freezer door the bottle rolled out an smashed. I was not impressed.

I do realise there are bigger problems in the world right now, hence why I wanted the wine in the first place.

Cheers 🥂

Always be a little kinder than necessary

Confirmed cases of covid-19 worldwide: 381,643 / Deaths 16,558 / Recovered 102,429

In this time of crisis please check on your elderly neighbours. Today we drove by and saw our neighbour outside. We have never spoken to her before today. We found out she has been alone for a week, lost her bank card, and is running out of food. All she has left to eat is some fruit.

This broke my heart. 😢

When I got home, I went through our food supplies. We packed up a box and dropped it off to her. We may not have a lot but I am not going to knowingly have someone go hungry.

She mentioned she’d really love to have some wine. I have been saving my 3 bottles of wine but I popped one in the fridge for her. Tonight, I will give her the chilled wine and some homemade chicken soup.

We need to look out for one another, now more than ever.

This is our chance to alter the course of this epidemic, and we can do it

Worldwide cases of covid-19 337,553 / Deaths 14,654

China: 81,093, Italy: 59,138, USA: 33,546, Canada: 1,470, Mexico: 251

Some entitled people are not staying home and not following the recommendation of social distancing.

Prime Minister Trudeau said today: “Enough is enough.”

Governor Cuomo said: “People not staying at home – “It’s insensitive, it’s arrogant, it’s self-destructive, it’s disrespectful to other people and it has to stop. And it has to stop now.”

I read these words from a doctor in Quebec:

But I am especially feeling ANGRY today. Angry at those that are not listening. It has been made very clear to us that we need to be practicing social distancing. We need to self-isolate and some need to self-quarantine. This is not a test!

What is your job right now? To stay the F* home. To stay away from people. To isolate yourselves. That’s it! It’s pretty easy actually. Yes, this is a big shift in your life right now and it sucks. But you know what sucks more? Death. Death sucks more. Trust me, this is hard on all of us. But by making this mandatory shift you are actually improving the chance that you and your loved ones DON’T DIE from this pandemic.

To those young and old and those in between that are underestimating the gravity of this situation. This is NOT the time to hang out, to chill and to party together because then it is YOU that is propagating the rapid spread of this potentially deadly virus. The death of MANY will then be on YOUR shoulders. And why? Because you couldn’t just stay the F* on your damn couch.”

Yes, it is difficult, especially those who are not used to being alone or not being able to socialize or got outside. Not too long ago men were drafted to the army. All we are being asked is to stay home, unless necessary.  For example, to get food, medicine, walk your dog. It’s not a lot to ask and it could save someone’e life. It will take away the chaos in the hospitals.

This is our chance to alter the course of this epidemic, and we can do it.

Trying to Find Joy and Be Thankful During Self-Isolation

Total cases worldwide: 308,227 / Deaths: 13,064

It’s weird that my life under self-isolation is not much different than it was before this pandemic. My husband and I rarely left the property, except for Thursday ‘Date Night.’ I do miss the best pizza in town, drinks at our favourite little bar, socializing with other people, but it’s not all bad. It certainly could be worse.

So thankful I am not cooped up in a small apartment. I am fortunate we rented a home with a large, fenced property. I can still go outside; I can go for a swim in the pool; relax in the hot tub; it’s almost like I am cut off from the rest of the world. The closet house I can see is quite far away.  The covered patio faces the Pacific Ocean with miles of deserted beach and sitting outside with the sound of the waves crashing gives me peace and serenity. I am blessed, but still, it is a stressful time.

I stocked up on loads of seeds, not for cooking, but for using as bird seed. Everyday, while my morning coffee is brewing, I sit outside watching all kinds of wild life – quails, cardinals, blue jays, ground doves, white winged doves, and a pair of chipmunks. I put half an orange on a tree branch and that attracts 2 kind of oriels, one with bright orange and one with bright yellow feathers, and woodpeckers (or they may be sapsuckers). Sometimes a road runner casually strolls by; they look nothing at all like the cartoon btw. Occasionally I see a hare, usually at dawn or dusk, and there are wild horses that visit the pond in front of our house for a drink. For a desert there is more animal life than you would think.

All the birds are very entertaining the observe. One of the bigger male doves ruffles the feathers on his back and charges at all the other doves. The quails scratch the ground and the way they move looks like they are doing a jig. The quails also make very funny sounds. The small ground doves put their wings up, like shields, when the other little doves get too close. The blue jays hide some seeds for later, I never knew blue jays did such a thing. The little chipmunk comes sniffing along and finds all the seeds hidden by the blue jays.  Watching these little animals gives me joy, and sometimes laughter, in this strange world we are currently live. It’s in this moment, I can forget everything that is going on in the world, and take time to just be happy.

I see the videos of people in Italy singing on their balconies, building after building, coming together as one during what has to be their most difficult time. Watching that video, and seeing the community comes together, makes my eyes well up. A lot of things make my eyes well up lately. Obviously, this imminent event, with such an uncertain outcome, is making my subconscious uneasy.

Covid-19 Facts

FACT: The coronavirus COVID-19 is highly contagious; it spreads easily from person to person even before a person develops symptoms. This isn’t a political issue, a rich or poor issue, or one country’s issue, it’s a major global health crisis. WHO

FACT: It’s not just the elderly who require hospitalization. 38% Younger than 55

FACT: People are dying and doctors are having to make difficult choices. Who gets a ventilator?

FACT: COVID-19 is currently affecting 184 countries and territories out of 195 around the world.
On March 5, 2020 there were 97, 878 cases of COVID-19 around the world. At time of writing, March 20, 2020 there are 272,068 cases worldwide. That is more than double in two weeks. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

It’s hard to find two people who can agree on the exact same amount of caution or seriousness with which to approach COVID-19. We all know at least one person that thinks everyone else is overreacting.  The reasoning among COVID-19 skeptics varies from person to person, although it’s all ill-conceived.

Some people cannot be reasoned with. If we can’t get through to them, no matter how many legitimate facts they are presented with, accept that. Right now, and over the next several days, you need to focus on how you can protect yourself, your family, and your community, regardless of what reality others are living in. Unfortunately, until COVID-19 touches someone they know they will continue to believe that things will continue to occur in the future the way they have typically occurred in the past.

Those of us that are sharing valuable, legitimate information are not trying to cause panic and nor are we overreacting. But we are reacting, desperately trying to make you aware of a virus, more aggressive in its transmission than anything that has been seen in recent history, so you will take every single precaution necessary, so you and you family, won’t catch this virus.

Time is running out and people are not prepared, it’s up to each of us to do our part. It will be difficult but we can get through this together. We have to make sure the hospitals do not get overrun. Stay home as much as possible. If you feel like you are coming down with a cold you must self-isolate.

Missing My Family

I’m feeling a bit blue today. I miss my children, my parents, and my sisters. When this is all over I’d like to have a family reunion. The whole family including, nieces and nephews.

Very thankful we live in the age of technology, video chat is so much better than a phone call. I miss them all so very much.

My oldest daughter lives in Montreal, Canada. She has been laid off work and is self-isolating in her apartment. She lives alone and I worry how she’ll handle no social interaction. She is used to being around her co-workers and friends and this may be very difficult for her.

My middle daughter has been travelling for the past 2+ years. I mentioned in an earlier post that she had left Beijing for Phuket. Her visa ran out so she has hunkered down in Koh Rong Sanloem, Cambodia. The virus hasn’t arrived there and I hope it never does.

My son, the youngest, lives in New Brunswick. He is still working but that could change at any time. He lives with his father and is well outside the city limits. A good place to be during this crisis. He’ll still be able to get outside for fresh air and vitamin D.

I video chat with my parents. I haven’t seen them in three years and I miss them so much. They have trouble with the screen and sometimes I can only see part of their face but a part is better than none at all.

The Whole Family Gathering

The Whole Family Gathering – Vector

 

Have We Entered The Twilight Zone?

Two weeks ago my son asked me for the link that tracks Covid-19. The cases world wide then were 97,898. Today that number has risen to 245,630. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

I feel as though I am living in some kind of bizarro world. When the calendar flipped from 2019 to 2020 was there a rip in the time space continuum? Are we living in an alternate reality? It sure seems that way because this doesn’t seem real. Real life has become an episode of The Twilight Zone.

So many strange and unusual things have happened so far in 2020, such as…

January 3:  – USA vs Iran. Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed when US drone strikes hit near the Baghdad International Airport. The death a man, who is widely seen as the second most powerful figure in Iran, sparked speculations that World War 3 might begin.

January 5: Iran pulls out of the 2015 nuclear deal, will not limit its uranium enrichment.

January 7:  Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a new virus— temporarily named “2019-nCoV.” Today it is known as the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

January 7: 6.4 Magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, island’s largest in a century.

January 8: Iran launches missile strike on Irbil and Al Asad bases in Iraqi housing some American troops in retaliation to assassination of General Qasem Soleimani.

January 8: Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashes just after take-off from Tehran, Iran, killing all 176 people on board.

January 8: Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce they are stepping back as “senior” royals, will work towards becoming financially independent. They settle in British Columbia, Canada.

January 12: Taal Volcano Eruption – On January 12, the Taal Volcano erupted after 43 years. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology escalated the alert level from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 4.

January 31: United Kingdom formally withdraws from the European Union. (Brexit)

February 1: Locusts swarm across East Africa leads Somalia to declare national emergency, largest in 25 years. Later the swarm reached South Sudan, threatening a food crisis:

February 2: Palindrome Day: the date 02022020 reads the same forward and backward including in the US and China (last one like this 11 November 1111).

February 6: Antarctica records high temperature of 64.9 F / 18.2 C at Esperanza, Argentina’s research station.

February 11: Snow falls in Baghdad, Iraq, for only the second time in a century.

February 13: January 2020 was the hottest January in recorded history according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

February 14: More than 800,000 people displaced from their homes in north-western Syria amid assault by Syrian pro-government forces on last rebel stronghold.

February 27: Biggest cosmic explosion ever detected from a super-massive black hole in 390 million lights years away, (size of 15 Milky Ways).

February 27: Dow Jones Index suffers its biggest points fall in history closing down 1,190.95 in New York amid concerns about coronavirus.

February 29: US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year war in Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar. US and NATO allies will withdraw their troops after 14 months if deal kept.

March 3: Powerful storm producing multiple tornadoes rips through central Tennessee killing at least 25.

March 4: “Once in a century” winter in Moscow the hottest in 140 years with average temperature 7.5 C (13.5 F) with virtually no snow.

March 6: Russia refuses to reduce oil production over coronavirus COVID-19 fears, breaking with Saudi Arabia and OPEC and prompting a price war.

March 11: The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, after the disease caused by the new coronavirus spread to more than 100 countries and led to tens of thousands of cases within a few months.

 

Twilight-Zone

My Thoughts Are With Italy

“Coffins awaiting burial are lining up in churches and the corpses of those who died at home are being kept in sealed-off rooms for days as funeral services struggle to cope in Bergamo, the Italian province hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Wednesday, Covid-19 had killed 2,978 across Italy, all buried or cremated without ceremony. Those who die in hospital do so alone, with their belongings left in bags beside coffins before being collected by funeral workers.

In Bergamo, a province of 1.2 million people in the Lombardy region, where 1,640 of the total deaths in the country have taken place, 3,993 people had contracted the virus by Tuesday. The death toll across the province is unclear, but CFB, the area’s largest funeral director, has carried out almost 600 burials or cremations since 1 March.

“In a normal month we would do about 120,” said Antonio Ricciardi, the president of CFB. “A generation has died in just over two weeks. We’ve never seen anything like this and it just makes you cry….“Families can’t see their loved ones or give them a proper funeral, this is a big problem on a psychological level…” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/19/generation-has-died-italian-province-struggles-bury-coronavirus-dead

Everyday the news is worse than the day before and I silently I mourn with the people of Italy.  Covid-19 doesn’t care for borders and soon North America will be another Italy. And still some people are oblivious.

The expats here are just starting to go from denial to panic, but not crazy panic. Our property manager told us today there isn’t hand sanitizer anywhere in town, but there is still toilet paper. The local Mexican Nationals are, for the most part, still in denial.

Almost everyday my husband and I have been warning people on the towns Facebook news feed, desperately trying to make them aware of what is heading our way. Some try to start religious debates and other say we are over-reacting and others accuse us of stirring up panic. I find it very frustrating that so many are not taking this seriously.

I hope it doesn’t come here, the town is not prepared.

 

Social Distancing

Cases of Covid-19 worldwide: 219,141 / Deaths 8,965

“The only thing that could have saved – or mitigated – this tragedy in Italy is social distancing. I’m not talking about a high five instead of a handshake, or grandchildren not hugging their grandparents. I’m talking about not being in the proximity of another human being who is not your immediate family. This is the only available and effective measure to help slow the transmission of the disease.” (see link below for source)

Everyone, everywhere, is talking about Social Distancing. It it what we must do to keep the coronavirus from overwhelming our hospitals. The stories we heard from the Chinese healthcare professionals are now happening in Italy. Soon every hospital in the west will experience the same thing if we don’t stop the spread of covid-19.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/im-an-italian-mom-under-coronavirus-lockdown-heres-what-i-wish-i-had-done-differently-before-things-got-bad/ar-BB11jvLv?li=AAggFp4

Coronavirus: Return to Canada or Stay in Mexico

For expats and long-term vacationers, the Covid-19 coronavirus comes down to two things – should I stay here or should I go home. And, that decision needs to be made soon with ever changes border controls and changing flights. Check the latest consulate advice about travel and any flight restrictions. Government of Canada Travel Advisory

Some things to consider when making your decision should include:

*MEDICAL CARE: Canada has free Medicare for all citizens, Mexico does not. Canada certainly has a larger quantity of high-quality hospitals for the population at large. Access to first-rate healthcare will be an issue in both countries. Todos Santos only has 2 ambulances and the hospital is not equipped to deal with coronavirus emergencies.

Quality of care for either country won’t matter if you can’t gain access to either, which is likely to be the case. And, even if you did get admitted there aren’t even a fraction of enough ventilators to be of any use. An added concern is the possibility of hospital acquired complications; in the case you need to be hospitalized. HAC

*YOUR HEALTH: Something else to consider is if you are at high risk. Health related co-morbidities like diabetes, can make it more difficult to fight off infections. Your immune system may not function as vigorously when you are older. Also, if you catch the corona virus, the possibility of hospital acquired infections (easily picked up in a hospital or even from a ventilator) is also an added concern. Comorbidities

*TRAVEL: The Canadian government is urging all travelers to return to Canada. When deciding to fly home, consider the risk of exposure due to long lines at crowded airports. Air travel in a confined space with other potentially infected people while breathing in recycled air is an added risk for exposure. Airports will be crowded. There is the risk you may be stranded as fewer international flights are likely to be available in coming weeks. travelers

Driving also has risks because you will need to stop for gas, food, and lodging causing possible exposure to contaminated surfaces. The coronavirus can last for hours and days depending on the surface.  How Does Covid-19 Spread

*TRAVEL INSURANCE: What exactly does your policy cover? A number of Canadian retirees are now being told that they have until March 23 to return home to Canada before their emergency medical coverage for COVID-19 will no longer be valid.” Insurance Coverage Changes

*SELF-ISOLATING: If you go back to Canada where will you be staying – in a house, condo or apartment. Do you have a home to return to or will you need to stay with relatives? Many people here have larger properties, if you self-isolate here you can still go outside and enjoy the weather without being cooped up inside. That may not be an option depending on housing back home.

You may be asked or required to self-isolated at home for 14 days when you return. Canada is currently asking this of all travellers coming from international destinations. Returning to Canada

*FOOD: People in Canada have given into panic buying with many stores running low on staples. There are more options for restaurant deliveries as well as food and supplies available online. In Todos Santos there are currently only two delivery services available. Some restaurants are providing take away but that requires leaving your property.

Interview with a Canadian snowbird going home. source

 

Stay or Go

Trump Lied, People Died

Worldwide cases 198,730 / Deaths: 7,989

It sickens me how Trump has put the American people in danger. Hashtag trending is #TrumpLiedPeopleDied 🤥
Wonder if he realizes he going down in history as the worst president ever 🤔

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday. On this day I always take time to think about the past, present and future.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d being spending my birthday self-isolating in another country while a global pandemic rages 🌎😵 Actually I’d never thought that something like this would happen in my lifetime.

This could be one weird year 😳

My husband posted this on my Facebook page:

“10 years ago I asked if she was sure about marrying me. She had no idea what the wild west would bring, from -40 temps to raging fires. Today, Her Birthday, and she finds herself developing CoVid-19 information material for the local Mexican emergency management group, while I consider home invasion deterrents. After all we are living in the Mexican Baja 3000 km from home on the southwest side of the continent. Lisa always said she wanted an adventure. I am now thinking she is an closet adventure junkie! Happy Birthday!”

Oh, I’m a girl, my name is Lisa, so the song is fitting. Thanks to my cousin for sending this me.

 

Tempers are Flaring

Worldwide cases of covid-19: 169,610 / Deaths 6,518

My brother refused to chip in to help my parents. I got angry, and with all the stress of the last several weeks, I lost my temper. I rarely ever get angry and if I do, it takes a lot for me to verbally lash out at someone. That is not the kind of person I am; I was told too many times, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. But, after everything my parents have done for us all our lives, and now they need our help, he refuses!?! He is a selfish man. I told him, “If I come home for a memorial instead of a reunion, I will never speak to you again.

I also got angry with my father for still going to work. The man is 86 and still works part time. My father enjoys the social aspect of working and he has never been a lazy man. I have heard “you don’t slow down because you get old, you get old because you slow down” from him all my life. He’s right too. He will miss the daily interactions at his place of work. If social distancing goes on too long it will wear him down. I wrote him a long email explaining why he cannot continue to work for a while. My mother told me I accomplished nothing except making him angry. I had to try, even though I felt like I was scolding him.

It’s a reversal of parent-child roles now. I’ve seen posts from other people having the same problem with their parents. It’s is like we need to ground them because the just don’t get it.

Got asked to join the Todos Santos Covid-19 Support Group. A select group of community leaders, local doctors, nurses, paramedics, and journalists. Since I used to be an Emergency Medical Dispatcher and I have training in Disaster Management I can do my part to assist in this crisis.

Canadians “It’s time to come home”

Worldwide cases of Covid-19 156,730 / Deaths 5839

Canada urged all Canadian travelers abroad to return to Canada. I would rather be in Canada, there are far more hospitals and the healthcare is free for all, but that won’t matter if I cannot get a a bed. Here or there, there will soon be no beds.

My husband and I talked about this and, for now, we have decided we are safer here. We are isolated on this property and can get groceries delivered. Right now we are in the best possible place to ride this out. That could change in the coming weeks but the risk of air travel or driving is too high.

Many countries are closing their borders and /or stopping air travel. Everyday more and more countries have infected. I really fear for the US citizens, Trump waited too long to do anything and it appears it has been spreading there at least since late January.

 

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