Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The New Normalcy in the United States.

From I am Legend



When I was working on TV commercials back in the day, I am Legend Starring Will Smith filmed in front of our studios. There was fake overgrowth and abandoned cars and the streets were shut down so it looked like there was no one left alive. I remember how creepy that it all had felt to me. I also remember thinking that this could never happen could it. Fast forward to right now. There are self quarantines. Folks are being put out of work. We don't know who is a carrier, who is sick. The 24 hour news cycle is informative yet also feels like fear mongering for ratings. The word pandemic is being used. Major events are being cancelled. I am pretty good with dealing with "crisis or events" when they happen. I don't get rattled easily and this is totally messing with me. I worry about the folks living paycheck to paycheck and how they are going to survive this financially. This Wuhan Flu/Coronavirus/Covid-19 is a scary thing. Not only because of the health issues but also because what it is going to do to the global and US economies. When do we go back to normal? Do we go back to normal? Is this going to be a thing that happens every few years? Now there are some reports of a stronger bird flu coming out of China. How far is that going to spread if the reports are true.

Now, I don't want to be Debbie Downer throughout this whole thing.It does seem like the big brains of science might have found vaccines for Covid-19. They also seem to be pushing it through the trials pretty quickly so maybe we can get it in a few months. Maybe we get back to normal by the summer.

In the meantime, I have to keep pushing The Walking Dead, World War Z, and I am Legend out of my head.

I hope all my friends and readers are doing well.

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