Waiting for 2021 to begin . . .
Happy New Year to all you East Coast folks and those WA family members around the world. I'm in So Cal, where it's only 10:30 . . . My daughter and I are staying home this year. Trying to do our part to keep from having another huge Covid outbreak in two weeks, after all the parties and gatherings tonight and tomorrow.
I am sincerely hoping 2021 sees a slow-down to that monster. Our hospitals are overflowing....paramedics and doctors have to work on patients in tents in the parking lots. It's out of control around here.
For the most part, I have stayed away from the politics end of it all. But it's difficult to stay quiet when I see these huge groups of people gathering, no masks, total disregard for what the experts are telling us to do. And what's scary is who knows how many are walking around with the disease, no symptoms and not knowing they are contagious.
Then, to make matters worse, I just read today that a gentleman in San Diego County was found to be carrying the more contagious variant of Covid-19 that was first detected in the United Kingdom. The official said he did not believe this was an isolated case . . .
( https://deadline.com/2020/12/california-gov-gavin-newsom-first-new-more-infectious-covid-19-strain-now-in-southern-california-1234663103/ )
I am fortunate, I have not lost anyone in my circle of family and friends, but I think about my middle daughter who is pregnant with her second child. She is full of anxiety about having to give birth in a tent in the parking lot of the hospital, alone, wearing a mask, not having her husband or her mom or her sisters near by to cheer her on and give her support, like we did with her son. What's 2021 hold?
So, yes, I am glad to see 2020 come to an end, but I am hoping with everything in me, that 2021 does not end up worse. Please don't take any unnecessary chances. Wear a mask and stay a safe distance from those around you. You never know when someone you love may end up in the parking lot tent, with limited supplies, hoping they get the medical treatment they truly need.
Here's to a safer, healthier 2021 . . .cheers ~