So my biggest thrill yesterday was going to Jewel (which was not crowded at all) and actually finding toilet paper. A true sign of hope, right! There wasn’t a lot but in the previous 5 or 6 days there had been none. We here at The River are now into our second week of broadcasting from home and it seems like some folks are taking this whole shelter or the stay at home order and the social distancing thing seriously while others are not. The Surgeon General of the United States made these comments this morning:
“I want America to understand this week it’s going to get bad,” U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Monday morning, speaking about the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the coronavirus from infecting more people in the U.S.
Adams also urged people to stay home to prevent the respiratory virus from spreading — and he said too many people in New York and other states are ignoring guidance to observe social distancing and avoid close contacts with others.
“I think there are a lot of people who are doing the right things, but I think that unfortunately we are finding out a lot of people think this can’t happen to them,”
“We don’t want Dallas or New Orleans or Chicago to turn into the next New York,” Adams said. “It means everyone needs to be taking the right steps right now.”
Adams also noted that COVID-19 seems to be acting differently in the U.S. and other countries than it did in China, where it was detected in December. In an important shift, the virus seems to be affecting young people at higher rates.
Stay home people! Practice social distancing! If not for you then for the rest of us because we are all in this together!