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Eighty-two days – For the Record

I decided to look up information about the so called “Spanish Pandemic”. My mother was born in December of 1918. Therefore she was barely a month old when people all around the world were dying. It did not originate in Spain as the name suggests.

“Wartime censors in the UK, Germany, the United States and France, anxious not to lower morale, played down the numbers of victims. But there were no restrictions on reporting the figures for Spain, which had taken no part in the war. So the belief grew that seemingly badly hit Spain was the epicentre of the disease.”

Then I looked up the latest information from sources like the CDC, NHI, and the CDC. These are the data based and research based organizations that help to advise the authorities about the precautions that need to be taken and how the spread of a virus, flu or illness.

This is why we should all listen to the appropriate authorities. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic is an acronym or an abbreviation as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.

“Research indicates that children and adolescents are just as likely to become infected as any other age group and can spread the disease.”  – WHO

“The 1918 pandemic came in three waves. During the first, in the early part of the year, deaths were relatively low. The second wave, which began in August, was much more serious, the virus having mutated to a considerably aggressive form and October was the deadliest month of the whole pandemic.”

So if right now our country is averaging 1000 deaths per day. We have 165,000 deaths thus far. If this trend continues, we can potentially end up with another 65.000 deaths by the time the election comes around.

For the record, I am truly concerned. However, we can make a difference right now. My mother used to say not to leave for tomorrow what you can do today. She also told me she was a strong woman because she lived through a pandemic, a horrible hurricane, an earthquake, the depression and was widowed twice. I do not think I want to have to go through all of that to be strong. God bless her soul. I wonder what she would advise me now. One thing is for sure she would advise me to stay informed and take every precaution. She would have done anything to keep us safe. She would not have listened to any nonsense and would make sure she said something when she heard it.

There are 82 days to check out the records. Facts are what we need to hear. The truth is what needs to be spoken.

Please stay safe my friends. God bless America!



88 Days Remaining – The Year Was 2020

Image by ElisaRiva from Pixabay

I wonder what will be the first line under the title:

The Year Was 2020 twenty years from now.

I remember reading history textbooks with similar reveals

and always wondered if all that was printed was real.

Today we do not know

what is fake or not

Forced to look under so much rot.

It is funny how certain quotes and headlines stick;

The following are some of my picks

past and present from Presidents,

headlines and ordinary people speaking out,

What in the world is this craziness about?

“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“A president’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

My Twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth.” – Guess who again.

“Civility is not a tactic or a sentiment. It is the determined choice of trust over cynicism, of community over chaos.” -George Bush

“Profits and Pride at Stake, the Race for a Vaccine Intensifies” – NYT

“Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a nationwide lockdown in the country after it had become the second-worst hit country by the virus besides China.” – The Insider

“In late February of 2020, The World Health Organization increased its risk assessment of the novel coronavirus to its highest level. ” Local paper

“March 24: The 2020 Summer Olympics, which were supposed to take place in Tokyo, are postponed until 2021.”

“News of Bryant’s death sent shockwaves across Los Angeles and around the world. ” All Newspapers

“Shortly after Iran launched an attack on US troops stationed at Iraqi military bases, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed in Tehran, Iran, on January 8, killing all 176 people on board.” NYT

“This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation.” — Leonardo DiCaprio

“Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people, to give them hope, but I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.” –Greta Thunberg, 16 year-old Swedish Activist

We will remember so many things that happened in 2020 thus far.

But what will future generations have to say?

Will they be shocked or surprised?

I always remember – The Year was 1970

Students killed in anti-war rallies.

Jimmy Hendricks died.

And Marvin Gaye recorded, “What’s going on?”

A first class stamp was only 6 cents.

Some things may sound familiar.

No matter what we remember,

or desperately try to forget about the year 2020

We must not forget its lessons.

Stay safe my friends!