We are living in strange times, where rumors and false information drag us by the nose. The "novel" Coronavirus is a hot and disturbing topic, and finding factual reality is a difficult process. We have all read, seen, and heard enough to give us great pause on trying to determine what this is all leading to, and to what extent it holds for us, personally. I find it very disturbing that the Trump administration is very ill prepared; our government has defunded or destroyed our readiness to protect us from a possible pandemic. Trump appears to be only concerned about what is happening to the stock market, and Larry Kudlow, one of Trump's financial chiefs, is telling us the the US has an almost air-tight lock on prevention of the virus. And then, we have what is left of the CDC telling us that we have to immediately prepare for the implementation of alternative action plans for schools, work places, and home to combat the virus. This story from today's LA Times is indicative of just how vulnerable we all are at the moment. One person, a flight attendant, on one airplane can expose and possibly infect hundreds of people in a few days, and who knows who and where all those who were on board, and who they have contacted since they all got of the plane?
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
- Kris Kristofferson