April Fool’s Day.
Not be be a downer, but it sure seems like there’s not much to have fun to be had today and I truly hope no one out there decides it would be really funny to do some kind of Coronavirus-type joke.
“Coughing” on your friends, etc.
The other day the Trump administration finally seemed to admit the reality of this situation, that if everything goes well, we can expect some 100,000 to 250,000 dead.
I know there still exist those out there who aren’t taking this very seriously and, truly and honestly, I hope they come out of this unscathed.
But given the ease in which this virus seems to be transmitted, the odds sure seem like they might catch up with you. And sadly, it doesn’t end with people catching the illness, it continues as they spread it to others.
Last weekend, it was our intention to take a mini-vacation, ie something that would last maybe two or so weekdays and the weekend. We had marked the date and were planning to do some Florida driving, including going to the parks (Disney World, Universal).
Obviously that didn’t happen.
We also were considering taking a longer vacation later on, perhaps a week or so, and fly up to New York and visit that area. Maybe even make our way to Boston.
Obviously, that’s not going to happen now.
Today, I feel like we’re going to be under a lockdown through this month, April, and likely the entirety of May. The disease will still be out there, but by that point the raging fire will have spread through and, hopefully, care will be easier to provide.
Even so, we will continue to be isolating, I feel, well past May and into the summer months.
It feels like the world itself has hit the pause button and we’re just keeping our heads down and hoping for the best while fearing the worst.