It’s almost 5:00 am, I’ve been up for an hour, just can’t get back to sleep. I read the first patient in NY was treated with medications after contacting doctors in China. They recommended he be treated with the antimalarial medicine chloroquine and the HIV drug Kaletra. Need to remember that.
I think people on the TS news feed see me as a hype spreader. I am not spreading rumors, just the painful truth of facts, but the people here are in the dark. I tried to tell them what was happening in Italy will happen here but they prefer to pretend nothing is happening, that the media is making it seem worse than it is, and the Mexicans think the gringos are panicking over nothing.
I have taken flack for posting info about covid-19. I have been accused of overreacting and spreading panic. But, if I helped anyone in Todos Santos, Pescardero, or Cerritos become aware of the fact, covid-19 is not “just a flu” that it, is in fact, a highly contagious virus with a high mortality rate for 20% of the population – especially for the Boomers and up – I for one will gladly wear the loco gringa badge. I’d rather be over cautious than oblivious.
I am torn everyday about staying here. My husband says we should wait and watch, maybe it won’t get out of control here. He says if it starts getting bad here then we can look to see where there are no or low cases of infection in Canada and fly there. I suppose that is a very smart idea.