Thursday, March 26, 2020

He DID Say He'd Make the US Number One

I don't think that Trump intended this to be a part of his 'America First' agenda, but the United States is now number one in the number of COVID-19 cases. The news out of New York City is horrific, with hospitals setting up makeshift morgues to handle the expected surge in the death rate, and underequipped, overworked medical personnel are at the breaking point.

Personally, tonight was the first night that things genuinely seemed to break down. Having subsisted largely on a 'perpetual stew' that's been on my stovetop all week, I decided that getting some slices of pizza would be a welcome change of pace. Every place I stopped by on my way to work was closed. I'm not the type of person who freaks out, but the closure of habitual haunts isn't exactly comforting, especially when you don't know if the closures are due to supply chain disruptions, the illness of well-liked proprietors, or some other factor. I expect that things are going to take a turn for the worse over the next couple of weeks. A LOT WORSE.

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