Thursday, March 12, 2020
Epidemic or Pandemic
Autos of beauty
A sick car!
For today (Friday):
Epidemic: an outbreak of a disease that spreads more quickly and more extensively among a group of people than would normally be expected.
Pandemic: existing in the form of a widespread epidemic that affects people in many different countries. AIDS & Coronavirus are considered to be pandemic.
Those definitions are above my paygrade in understanding. I tend to think my community (where ever I am) rather than national or internationally.
When writing about the ‘pandemic’ of 1918 here on the blog awhile back I made the statement, “Sherry’s and my parents were in their late teens in 1918 and I never heard them speak of the terrible times of 1918 when 675,000 people died in the USA from the flu (?).”
I just looked over at Sherry and asked if she was scared, concerning all we see on the internet about this present virus? She said, “I am not scared, but it does concern me.”
I feel the same way. I am not sure how I should feel. I understand ‘scare tactics’ to bring something to our attention. Maybe it isn’t scare tactics; maybe this is honestly so real it could be a back breaker to life as we know it. I do not want to be a “THE SKY IS FALLING DOWN” type of person, but I don’t want to be a ‘STICK MY HEAD IN THE SAND’ type guy either.
I do not understand the stock market that is a FACT. BUT how can the threat of a Pandemic affect the Stock Market? Is the world economy so fragile that this could throw us into depression?
CONFUSED? You bet! At present I understand that the death %s are much less than say yellow or scarlet fever, or am I misreading it. There is nothing the average citizen can do but take care of themselves and their families by washing their hands and limiting their contact with the rest of the world.
Most people pump their own gas; can I get it from the gas nozzle handle? Entering the grocery store yesterday the floor was awash with ‘handi-wipes’ from an over full waste can, showing fear and ignorance in a trashy attitude.Nite Shipslog