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Monday, March 23, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Announced

Tonight, Governer Jay Inslee announced a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order for Washington State. This means that non-essential businesses must close and everyone is to stay home. I knew it was going to happen, and in fact, I feel like it should have been done sooner.

The Covid19 numbers for Washington are still low, but I know it's only due to lack of testing. The official numbers only show 2,200 positives and 110 deaths. I wonder what the real numbers are. It's frustrating to know that everything is so inaccurate and that things are being under-reported.

As for the United States, today cases increased by 10,000 in one day. It's only going to get worse. I keep reading firsthand accounts by doctors and one doctor from my local hospital has gone very public in the media and on Facebook about how woefully unprepared we are. I am afraid for my community, afraid for all of us.  I can't stop thinking about how people are so naive, unprepared, unwilling to accept how bad this really is.

We are living through something unprecedented. I wonder in a year, five years, ten years, how we will look back on these times. I wonder what our children will remember. I wonder who will not be there to look back on it with us.

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