THE LAST THING I REMEMBER (Part 2): THE CORONA THING

    March 10, 2020 I, with two cronies spent the evening at THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARENA to celebrate FIFTY YEARS of ALLMAN BROTHERS music. Strange night as we were forewarned from our news hound wives about this “corona thing”. “Be careful, wash your hands, avoid crowds, use the sanitizing gel”, etc, etc. On the LIRR ride home our conductor who was in the process of collecting tickets yells, “Every body move to the car in front of us, NOW”.  It seems some guy was getting or was very ill a few seats behind us.The lady from our car said,“I hope he didn’t have Corona and it didn’t spread to us.”

   After a great night of sleep I woke up late the next day to the news that New York City might be cancelling the annual ST. Paddy’s Day Parade, NYC was in the process of shutting down. From that moment on the news of Corona got worse and scary. In the afternoon (March 11) I am watching/listening to CNN and hear a report from the WHO (World Health Organization) labeling this corona as a virus, the coronavirus. The speaker claims that this “pandemic” was sparked by the coronavirus, a first in medical science And the WHO have never before “seen a pandemic that can be controlled”. “We have rung the bell loud and clear”. Me thinks, “What the hell is this knucklehead talking about?” He finishes with, “ready your hospitals”. The other news that morning over my coffee was HARVEY WEINSTEIN was sentenced to 23 years in prison. 

   The 6 O’Clock Evening News leads with a story about #45 President tweets in the afternoon pertaining to the coronavirus. Later that evening #45 addresses the nation banning travel from European countries to the US beginning Friday, March 13 at Midnight.

“to keep new cases from entering our shores”.  A few minutes later The Oklahoma Thunder cancel their game against UTAH JAZZ after confirming one of the Jazz players has tested “positive”. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita while in Australia test positive. At 9:46 p.m., the NBA season was suspended until further notice. I’m pinned to the television like never before. What the hell is going on? Then, the crusher for me “In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019-20 season beginning with tonight’s games,” Commissioner Bettman said in a statement. Followed by this tweet:It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) (March 13, 2020)

To be continued…