I normally elaborate on everything that I write. But here is a picture that saves a thousand words. Here in the USA the Covid 19 pandemic is the worse in the entire world. Throughout the United States there are still people that think Covid19 is a joke, a political ploy and a conspiracy theory. We still have people that won't mask up, sanitize and socially distance. We are paying the price. We are setting the example for the world. We are the example of what ignorance creates. The damage that the lack of leadership does. And how death absolutely prevails. We are worse off than we were last April. Humans always have their own agendas. Very few think about the collective or the greater good of humanity. We had two major holidays that caused serges after the numbers were improving. We were warned ahead of time. But everyone did as they always do. Get together and have fun.
Post holiday season, the hospital ICU capacities now stand at zero. There are no beds left. Parking structures, hospital gift shops and conference rooms have been converted into Covid 19 care facilities. The vaccine is a slow solution. I will not be able to get mine until October if all goes well. This is January.
Here are the morgue refrigerator trucks throughout the USA. Hospitals and funeral homes have to resort to using them because the morgues are overfilled. The trucks are a necessary alternative. You cannot visit an infected loved one once dropped off at the hospital. They either recover, or end up in a truck. Funerals for those without prior arrangements or plans are complicated or non existent. Mass graves and cremations are common. There are no formal goodbyes. Zoom is sometimes an option.
This is our world. Don't let it become yours. Wear the darn mask! Just saying.
Updated - 1/12/2021 As per John Hopkins University https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
Global Confirmed infected - 91,374,370 (190 countries)
Global Deaths - 1,956,462
U.S. Confirmed infected - 22.771.320
U.S. Deaths - 379.365
USA Unemployment rate - January 2020 - 3.6%
USA Unemployment rate - January 2021 - 6.7% 25.7 million workers remain unemployed
Always keeping it real...Hugs...JoMarie