My daily tracking of the Covid-19 virus in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the United States and, the world.
When confronted with a challenging situation, my mother would almost always say, "This too shall pass." As she died 14 years ago, it isn't a phrase I've heard recently, yet I woke up in the middle of the night a few days ago with her words in my head. Surely it was my subconscious dealing... Continue Reading →
Many governors issued some form of stay at home order for their states during the last week, all with the same purpose: unless you need to go to the pharmacy, grocery store, or are performing an essential activity, stay at home to slow down the spread of the virus. Americans responded by...going to the beach.... Continue Reading →
As little has been going on at the federal government level except press conferences and congress hurling insults at each other, dealing with the crisis from a government standpoint has mostly fallen on the shoulders of the governors. California and Nevada were the first states to issue a shelter-in-place order on the 20th and other... Continue Reading →
Boxes and their contents may been touched by carriers of the Corona virus - research shows it lives quite a while on certain surfaces.
On Saturday, 21 March at 8:30 AM we escaped. It was a little chilly and kind of grey this morning. Drinking coffee and looking out at the ocean, we noted that no one was around. So we made a run for it. Well, a walk for it anyway. This was actually our second attempt at... Continue Reading →
We sold our car and our house on 30 Nov 2016 and moved to Europe. When we came back to the U.S. in 2018, we chose New England because 1) the Red Sox, 2) Boston is our favorite city in America, and 3) the northeast has public transit and we could emulate our life in... Continue Reading →
While there were several contenders for week one's most-used phrase – social distancing, self-isolating, stay the [insert your favorite term] home – flattening the curve is essentially what it is all about. Stay home, sit on your couch, and try to stop the spread of this damn thing. Americans responded by running out in crowds,... Continue Reading →
So, why did we enter into self-imposed isolation on 12 March 2020 before it was suggested or required for people with no symptoms or exposure? We knew it was going to happen for us by the time we left Florida on the 6th –it just came much faster than we anticipated. My spouse, Greg, had... Continue Reading →