Epidemics

It’s 9 am. There is a woman from the Health Department coming to give me a shot, which should immunize me.

She never showed up. Possibly because of my age. I had survived several epidemics in the past. Hopefully this one as well.

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I turn on the T.V. to watch CNN news and turned it off. One tragedy after another. So far I’ve been very lucky (I don’t take it for granted).

I miss Betty, but I’m thankful she passed off painless, with a smile on her face.

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I survived one epidemic in 1918.

My mother thought I was a “Goner.”

I had a temperature of 104.

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This pandemic is creating havoc throughout the world.

Much worse than the 1918 influenza epidemic (I lost my oldest brother). People (foolishly) are relaxing their guard. This is not yet the time to do it.

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We are living in dangerous times. No one knows when this period will end, but it will.

Do your best to be a survivor.

Good luck

(March 31, 2021)