Like the rest of the world, I've been concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the world and gaining steam in every country. I've read everything I can find on the virus, the extent of the danger to the world, likely progression of events, and what is being done to fight it. What I've tried hard to avoid are the politics, the guessing game, finger-pointing, and competition sparked by dwindling resources.
As we reach the middle of 2020, more and more countries are reaching their peak in terms of both number of infections and number of deaths. The crisis is by no means nearing an end, and many more will die from the virus. The economic damage will be felt for many years to come as well and we have no way yet to even attempt to predict the full ramifications of the economic decisions made.
Instead of continuing to engage those on social media I find misinformed or intentionally spreading false stories and messages, I'd like to engage in a civil manner, those who would like to discuss the issue. I look forward to getting this going. Cheers!