Range of humor, some very disturbing, in responses to Coronavirus

Various memes and videos poking humor and satire at the Coronavirus or COVID-19 impact are not surprising. Americans often find comfort in humor. Several videos caught my eye, and reasons vary. One in particular is more disturbing after the fact. Another has a personal connection to me. Continue reading “Range of humor, some very disturbing, in responses to Coronavirus”

My county’s D+ shouldn’t have been the primary focus of a local news story

Counties around the country are getting ‘graded’ on social distancing, and my county of Duval got a D+. A local news affiliate wrote about our D+, and it was good the writer did speak to some locals for the story. However, that D+ shouldn’t have been the primary focus of that story. Information beneficial to the public wasn’t included. Continue reading “My county’s D+ shouldn’t have been the primary focus of a local news story”

Even Hollywood facility for elderly celebs hit hard by Coronavirus

Days ago a major legacy media outlet acknowledged thousands of deaths by Coronavirus in nursing homes, also called long-term care facilities or facilities for the elderly. Although media and politicians appear surprised by this, they shouldn’t be. Continue reading “Even Hollywood facility for elderly celebs hit hard by Coronavirus”

Coronavirus isn’t first time music used as weapon

(L to R) Jenn Day Thompson, Rebecca Day/The Crazy Daysies photo by Mike Hamilton, This Guy Multimedia
(L to R) Jenn Day Thompson, Rebecca Day/The Crazy Daysies; photo by Mike Hamilton, This Guy Multimedia.

An article dating to 2013 indicates music may be a weapon of sorts when it comes to the Coronavirus. That shouldn’t surprise. Continue reading “Coronavirus isn’t first time music used as weapon”

Coronavirus take 2: Who’s stupid and common sense measures no one talks about

Coronaviruses illustration/CDC/James Gathany
An illustration of the morphology exhibited by Coronaviruses. (Image Credit CDC, James Gathany)

Right now, no one seems to know if you can buy seeds to plant in Michigan. After protesters in North Carolina—reportedly in their cars with windows up—attracted the attention of the police department, officials made the situation a national issue by claiming protesting is “a non-essential activity.” Amid all this reportage we are missing common sense measures and we are witnessing what amounts to stupid. Continue reading “Coronavirus take 2: Who’s stupid and common sense measures no one talks about”