Corona virus 22

710 cases in Umbria. 9.5% increase.

74,386 cases Italy wide. A 7.5% increase.

Now we’re cooking with gas!! We’ve reached the top of the bell curve. It’s what we’ve been waiting for. Single digits! But unfortunately this doesn’t seem to be the case in Lombardia and north. Still growing there. No one understands why.

In Umbertide, there are places around the Centro with rows of trash receptacales. One for carta (paper), vetro and plastica (glass and plastic), indifferente (trash that doesn’t care) and biodegradable. The closest one to us is maybe 250 meters away, on the edge of the Centro.

As the days have passed, I couldn’t help but notice the ENORMOUS pile of trash that has been building up in our hallway. In our normal routine, Luther would be carrying a bag out whenever he goes for a run. And we carry some out whenever we go to the store. Now, however, neither of these activities are happening. So…it looks like dedicated trips to the trash cans must be made. I assume the police will let us do that as long as we are carrying a stinking bad of garbage. It even occurred to Luther that he could put the bags in the back seat of the car and if stopped, claim he’s going to the dump. Ah, the fantasies we indulge in…


From the New York Times —
“Based on epidemiological projections, as the virus ran unchecked, it would quickly expand to infect somewhat over half the population before herd immunity would slow its course. Assuming a death rate of about 1 percent of those infected, about 1.7 million Americans would die within a year.“

I will add that the 1% death rate is not in line with the facts so far. Here it averages 3.4%. So the death rate would increase by over three times if it holds true.

Someday this will be past for the human race. And those who survive will go back to their lives. My sister shared this poem with me. It sums up so many of my feelings.

When This is Over -Laura Kelly Fanucci

When this is over,
may we never again
take for granted
A handshake with a stranger
Full shelves at the store
Conversations with neighbors
A crowded theater
Friday night out
The taste of communion
A routine checkup
The school rush each morning
Coffee with a friend
The stadium roaring
Each deep breath
A boring Tuesday
Life itself.
When this ends
may we find
that we have become
more like the people
we wanted to be
we were called to be
we hoped to be
and may we stay
that way — better
for each other
because of the worst.
Stay safe and at home my friends. Faremo insieme…

One thought on “Corona virus 22

  1. Brian

    Oh my, the snow looks so nice.

    There’s an exercise app called “7 minute workout” by Johnson and Johnson you might like. If you have a yoga mat it is a great indoor routine. Conditions people have succumbing to the virus are: smoking, obesity and type 2 diabetes. So exercise will help.

    “Watching CNN”, ugh. I see why you are concerned. CNN is terrible and nobody watches it anymore. Sensationalizes everything. Fox News is more realistic if you can get it there or NPR or CSPAN.

    Ugh2 NYT article says if virus ran unchecked … well in the US the 15 days lockdown is putting the virus in check! Except maybe NY due to the density issue.

    I believe businesses will be opening before Easter. The new dashboard by county of hi/med/low risk will help make this determination.

    With Jerome Powell at the Fed, Trump managing the country and the CDC/NIH advising, I’d bet on the US winning, not the virus.

    I hope this helps.

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