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The Real Plan

Do you want to know what the “real” plan is to fight the coronavirus that has infected almost five million and has killed almost 150,000 Americans?  Yeah.  Don’t we all.

The “real” plan hasn’t been put in place yet because we have nobody big enough in charge to put it in place.  When it is in place what it needs to consist of is at least a two month shut down of the entire country.  That means schools, restaurants, bars, gyms, hair salons, nail salons, zoos, amusement parks, you name it, if it isn’t essential, sells toilet paper or treats people with illnesses, it’s shut down.  If you venture out to get “the essentials”, it’s one person, not the entire clan.  And you will wear a face mask.  Whether you like it or not.  And I know many won’t like it.  They will threaten the very life of the person who implements the “real” plan.  They will bitch and complain, like they did when they couldn’t get their hair and their nails done or couldn’t get a free refill at a restaurant.  So be it.  Let them bitch.  Let them clamor to the streets and stampede on City Hall.  It won’t change a thing.  It will, however, put their lives at risk.  Oh well.

The country won’t be shut down forever.  It will reopen eventually.  But not all at once.  That would be making the same mistake twice.  When it does reopen, it needs to be reopened in phases.  And to be successful, we need cooperation from everyone.  It will be painful.  But what treatment for a disease is not without discomfort?

Until the entire country is finally on the same page regarding the coronavirus, we will never, ever get anywhere.  Even if a successful vaccine is created.  Because even then there are people who will refuse to take it.

If the people of America don’t cooperate once a “real” plan is put into place, not only will you be wearing face masks for the foreseeable future, the economy you once knew may never be known again.





I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!