Then – February 2020
As my wife Michele and I settled on the evening of February 20, 2020, we found ourselves deep in conversation over the shrouded, troubling coronavirus news from China. How could a nation four times as populous as the U.S. seemingly manage to control the outbreak, particularly as we drew parallels to influenza and its effects on the U.S. annually? An avid reader, the pandemic reminded her – too much – of Stephen King’s “The Stand.” Our Spidey-sense was this thing is a whole lot worse than the public was being led to believe.
Question Authority rang true again, and LOUDLY. R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” melodiously played somewhere – everywhere – in the air.
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