I think Corona Virus tests are only available for White House staff, members of Congress and the NBA.
So I just did what I normally do when I have the flu: DayQuil, NiteQuil, and tea. In addition to the cough, I was woozy, nauseous, and had zero energy for about 10 days. Seems like all I did was sleep and the days flew by. Twelve days later, I still have that cough and my energy is not quite fully back but I feel sooo much better than I did just a few days ago.
So here are my thoughts on Corona Virus. Those that think this is some sort of hoax or a plot to take down Trump are completely off their rockers. So are those that are comparing statistics between Corona Virus and the regular flu and misstating that this is
not as bad as the regular flu. Here's the problem with the comparison, the Corona Virus stats are going up exponentially, so there cannot be any comparison because we have not seen the bottom of the pandemic and we have no previous years on which to base such a comparison. In addition, the numbers are skewered because tests are not available for the mass population, as I found out first hand. This is NOT the regular flu and we do not actually know how many people are infected! With so few tests available, I gather that we do not know how many people are dying as a result of the Corona Virus. I am not going to play the blame game but from my observation, our ability as a country to deal with the pandemic appears extremely inept.
Also, we don't really know what happened in China since it is a military state and any statistics coming out of that country are not to be trusted. Was I the only one who observed the news story where a hotel in China was converted into a hospital for Corona Virus patients only to collapse once filled with people? What in the world happened there? I can only imagine what is really going on in China.
I have lived through many different strains of the flu and there seems to always have been a vaccine available. So I have been wondering for the past six weeks or so when I first learned about Corona Virus is why is there no vaccine? I also think this pandemic is only going to get worse until there is a vaccine. Since testing is only available to the rich and powerful, I am not going to hold out hope that a vaccine will arrive for us common folks anytime soon.
Therefore, my friends, I think we need to hunker down and stay home for the immediate future to avoid the spread of this horrible disease. As a result, my card show at the Salvation Army is postponed until June 6, 2020. There will be no shows in April and May at the Salvation Army. Not only is it now illegal to gather in the State of Wisconsin it is irresponsible to gather in groups during a pandemic.
I know so many wonderful people as a result of the card shows and I want everyone to stay healthy until we can safely get together again!
That being said, the March Gonzaga and Orland Park shows, where I am a regular dealer were cancelled this month and I am suffering serious card show withdrawal symptoms. I don't expect those shows to open in April either. What is a card show junkie to do? I have been sorting and pricing cards, so if we are ever able to have a card show again anywhere, I will be prepared!
I may start to post some cards on eBay if I can find some time. I have not done much on eBay for the past three or four years largely because the majority of my time has been spent at my day job, with family and my regular battles with diabetes.
I am actually at work now, my first time back since March 12. While I am not seeing clients and all of my co-workers are at home, I still have a lot of work to do. I am oh so thankful that the courts are closed, so I am going to use this time to catch up.
Again the April and May Salvation Army shows are cancelled while the June 6 show is a go for now. Please, stay home and stay healthy!