In 1918, the flu Pandemic changed many lives in Alabama my home state an estimated 37,000 people died of the Spanish Flu , one of them was my grandmother. They prepared her burying her the next day; my daddy was 15 years old. Her death changed his life and the lives of his future family forever. It takes only one act to do this, and her death robbed me of a wonderful woman.
Today I have been self-quarantined 3 weeks; I had a replacement valve in February of this year. I had to be careful of colds, but now it is total isolation. If I contract the corona virus, I am in an age group that will most likely not survive. It is my understanding that people 80 and above with underlying health issues will be told to stay home without the offer of a respirator. Bottom line, if I get it I will die. This is why no one comes in or out. My children are leaving food on my patio.
The stores that did deliver have now cut out home delivery, the elderly are cut off from the food they need. Amazon is backlogged that they have no stock; one would never think that this would happen. Stores are closing and many will never reopen. There would not be a shortage of anything, but the citizens of Wisconsin decided to get greedy and are clearing out the stores quicker than trucks can deliver it. To see rows and rows of shelves empty is mind-blowing.
As a writer I am alone most of my time with an occasional breakfast or luncheon, now that is gone. They say stay in 14 days, but after 14 days you can get out and still get the virus, we have a non-ending problem and I fear for a long time. One of my daughters said to me that there was no bread. My answer was to bake her own, well that did not get a very good response. We need to learn to live without many things.
We have turned into a soft nation!