There's plenty of negative reporting of the pandemic out there. Try and limit your consumption of news to what you need to keep informed and don't make it an obsession. Sure, the Federal Government seems to be running a workshop in how to make rookie mistakes. That is going to make it tougher on all of us. That means we have to be better at what we do. Keep your distance from people... follow hygiene protocols... and keep communications open with those you love. Keep your wits about you. I live in Florida, where the state government has been every bit as ham-handed as the federal government. We are testing the barest fraction of the population. The beaches are open and boaters are doing insane things like lashing their pleasure boats together and having floating parties. I am told this is called "rafting." When the virus spreads it will collapse our health care system. That makes it all the more important for us to bring our 'A' game to this social separation. We can get through this but it is time to unleash our abilities to look at the big picture.
One news network had a chilling report about the danger the food supply might have as the pandemic continues. I wish they would hold off on dystopian speculation and concentrate on what is happening. This kind of reporting only increases binge-purchasing. One does not need to keep a year's worth of food. That is not a slam at my Mormon friends, who are encouraged to keep this level of food in their homes. If the food supplies are pinched it needs to be spread more evenly. With more people incabinate, my guess is food consumption per capita is increasing. That refrigerator is an omnipresent feature at home. We didn't have such easy access to food at our jobs, unless you were in the food industry. With increased stresses it is little wonder homes are burning through their pantries faster than ever. Moderation people! Keep yourself as healthy as you can. You are not alone. Let's all Beat the Reaper.
It is disturbing to hear of Americans who are willing to sacrifice their loved ones to have a healthy economy. Silly rabbits, failing to address the pandemic adequately will result in more deaths and a collapsed economy. Covid-19 is killing young and old alike. None of us know how serious it will be if we become infected. All lives are important and we need to deal with the monster in the room before worrying about the price of stocks. If you think otherwise, it's time to have your moral compass refurbished.
Well, it's off to fight the jungle again. The dogs are all fed and see happy. That is good enough for today. Be gentle with one another and play this game in a fashion that the most of us can win.