Tuesday, March 17, 2020

As America Slows

Day 2 of the coronavirus forced social distancing commences today. Maryland shuttered more businesses yesterday in an attempt to stem the advance of the virus. 

spring breakers and asked them to refrain from large
gatherings where COVID-19 could spread.
An aerial view shows an area of South Beach that the city closed in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on March 16, 2020 in Miami Beach, Fla. Miami Beach city officials closed the area of the beach that is popular with college spring breakers and asked them to refrain from large gatherings where COVID-19 could spread.Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Life is devolving for many people. So far, it is not music worse than a bad snowstorm, but in a couple of days it is going to become very real as more and more services are lost and businesses shut down. I kind of wish that had a nice beach to walk on, which reminds me that even our renters in our Florida condo decided to head to their home early. But wait, some beaches are being closed--which makes no sense to me. But, I guess they don't want the college kids to congregate on the beaches. 

There are rumors of impending dire governmental actions out in the public as the fear of the unknown increases. 

The ABC News Report at the link recaps much of the day's events. 

One aspects of the closures really concerns me--that is the closing of the churches and worship opportunities. During times of crisis, some people turn to the churches for comfort and support, with the closing of worship opportunities, I worry that these people may become disconnected and disconsolate. I know that our church is reaching out aggressively to find and help those in need--and hopefully others are doing the same. 

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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