March Madness

March Madness, I bet you thought I was going to talk basketball? Sorry not trying to trick you. The truth is that basketball season was cut short this year, as all sporting events have been cancelled due to what is commonly known as coronavirus. It seems this virus is now getting worldwide attention, as it continues to spread, killing people by the hundreds.

As the number of deaths increase globally the U.S. is scrambling to deal with the problem. I hate to be the bearer of bad news we are not off to a very good start here. After months of denial despite the warning of experts, we are only now beginning to put a plan together.

Kind of a cart before the horse situation. This is a massive undertaking without an extensive plan, as well as a realization of the seriousness of the situation. To compare it with a common cold or flu or to say it will be over in April is totally ridiculous.

The flu or common colds don’t kill people at the rate this virus is killing people, spreading at the rate this virus is spreading worldwide. Quarantine is a necessary evil to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

Quarantine isn’t the only need. There needs to be testing, treating, medical workers and the tools to protect them, and above all a cure. Well, guess what? We fall short on every front. Up to this point, there aren’t enough tests and methods of executing to deal with the need. They are running short on masks, respirators, hospital beds, and a shortage of medical workers

I know it is difficult to paint a brighter picture when businesses and travel is restricted or complete lock down. This is not going away, it can’t be ignored, or homogenized.I am not trying to create drama, but I do want to be clear of how serious the world’s wellbeing is. We are in deep shit.

This isn’t a can we can kick down the road. I know I am critical of DC antics. I can’t say I’m not justified. Quite plainly they need to cut the crap, playing politics, quit lying, and start thinking about people that are sick and dying. Let’s get real, it is going to get worse before it gets better.

I am no scientist, but it would be foolish of me not to notice that something is very wrong. I can’t speak for anyone else, I feel there are experts who if given the opportunity can advise us through this. What is troubling to me is I lack confidence in our president. Oh, there you go again Nick. You’ve never liked the man. That’s just not true. I’ve had over three years to cultivate a dislike and mistrust for the man. With that said, it should be clear that I don’t feel safe or confident with Trump.

There is one golden rule that I want to leave you with: SAFETY FIRST!!! That’s right safety first. This not a time for quick decisions. This is not a time to sacrifice lives for the economy. Yes, we all want to get back to normal. I get that, but doing a half assed job and rushing through this thing just doesn’t cut it. It’s not something we can put a bandaid on and it will go away. It comes up again in another place, only double. It needs to be contained, analyzed, tested, and cured. Easter, although it’s a beautiful dream is just a dream. What will it take to wake us up? More dead family members???