Purgatory phase as Coronavirus dominates news and art

You can’t get away from it. In the grocery, almost everyone is masked. Turn the radio on in the car when you’re running errands, and the news briefs are “Coronavirus-centric” every time. Music is not spared either. In an email blast today a major performing rights organization sent out a link to numerous songs dubbed “protest” songs, and a quick glance at the org’s news page reveals social justice in abundance alongside tales of, as we call it in our family, “Da ‘Rona.”

Welcome to 2020, a year many of us cannot wait to leave behind, despite as my grandmother frequently warned me, we are “wishing our life away.” Continue reading “Purgatory phase as Coronavirus dominates news and art”

Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?

Chase Rice, whose music is most kindly described as new country, faced outrage after doing a concert in Tennessee this past weekend. Someone posted video and social media erupted after numerous fans hugging the stage were shown in close proximity.  Predictably many of the fans were young women disregarding the current pandemic. Continue reading “Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?”

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 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”

Why ignore a resource that might save lives even when Coronavirus isn’t raging?

Elder care image Amanda Mills CDC
Photo by Amanda Mills, CDC

In a previous article at Indie Art South I asked why media aren’t looking at the implication of indoor air quality amid this Coronavirus pandemic. Indoor air quality is probably the least discussed topic in healthcare, even when an illness like Coronavirus isn’t raging.

Ask yourself a question. What would happen if you walked into a nursing home and lit a cigarette? Continue reading “Why ignore a resource that might save lives even when Coronavirus isn’t raging?”