In the 1960’s, abortion was a hot issue. Though out front yet today, it was a more often discussed item back then. Even in social gatherings.
My thoughts on the issue have swayed back and forth over the years.
In the 1960’s, my feelings were clear. I believed life began at conception. The fetus was human. Ergo, abortion constituted the killing of a human.
I used to comment during these discussions that those who supported abortion should beware. Today we will kill the young. Tomorrow, the old. When that time arrives, we will be the old. Society will approve of killing us.
There is a growing belief that coronavirus may require letting the elderly die so the young may survive. Based on a lack of sufficient equipment/supplies for all. The underlying theory is the elderly are going to die anyway in due course. The inhalator will be of little use to them because of their age. Let them go. In fact, don’t even admit them to a hospital.
Many in the U.S. support the premise. Some are senior citizens. Where are their heads?
What concerns me even further is society will then move another step forward. For some reason down the line, society will continence putting people death at a certain age. Eighty, for example. Once that age is reached, people must drink the hemlock or receive an injection of a deadly drug into their bodies.
During this coronavirus crisis, only Greece and Germany have spoken in favor of the elderly.
Trump is 78. This kill the elderly think still in its formative stage. If it occurs, it is still a few years away. If it does, I hope Trump is lying next to me. Drinking the hemlock or getting a needle in the arm.
From the morbid to the pleasant.
Cocktails at 7 was an absolute delight. We spent 2 hours on skype. Could see, but not hear. We had to use our cell phones also.
It was like a first date. After a while, I forgot we were 2,717 miles apart as the birds fly.
Got ready for the evening as if I were going out. Trimmed my beard. Did my nails. Showered. Pressed a shirt. Down to no clean/pressed shirts. Laundry closed.
I enjoy people. Sitting and talking. Communication a big part of my life. The last 5 weeks have been a bit difficult in that regard. It was nice sitting back and enjoying someone’s company.
Cathy was good company.
One negative. I drank.
Since becoming afflicted with pancreatitis last year, I have had to cut back on my drinking dramatically. Before my self-quarantine, 1-2 drinks a week.
Last night, 3 small bottles of gin. The size they give you on airplanes. Probably a half ounce in each. Three in 2 hours meant 1.5 ounces consumed.
Knocked me on my ass! This morning I have the hangover of all hangovers! Doing this blog is like digging ditches.
Whatever. Cathy, thank you for a wonderful evening!
Monroe County announced it will be furloughing 61 employees.
It was reported this morning that Trump’s Doral is in the furloughing business also. Trump Doral has already laid off 560 employees.
The Citizen reported the repair of Duval Street is almost complete. Glad the repair work is being done while everyone is under a stay in order.
No one will argue these are difficult times we live in. Many making sacrifices beyond belief. Medical personnel a group.
There is another. Pregnant women who come down with coronavirus.
Two stories. Ironically both women hospital staff. One a nurse, the other a respiratory therapist.
Mary Apyapong a 28 year old English nurse.
Treated for coronavirus as an out patient. Two days later admitted to the hospital. Her symptoms had worsened.
Mary was concerned with her unborn child. She was near term. She consented to an emergency cesarean section to hopefully protect her unborn.
The baby survived. Mary died.
So far her new born daughter has not shown signs of coronavirus.
Angela Primachenko a 27 year old hospital respiratory therapist. The virus hit her. She was placed in intensive care. Placed in a medically induced coma 3/29 to assist her body in fighting the coronavirus.
She was 33 weeks pregnant at the time.
While Angela was in the coma, the doctors became concerned about the baby she was carrying. On 4/1 labor was induced. Angela had a normal delivery.
When Angela came out of the coma, she was surprised her stomach was gone. She was also surprised that her baby had been born.
A daughter. A preemie. Thirty three weeks. The baby is in a neo-natal intensive care unit. Doing well. However, she will remain there till she can “eat and poop” on her own.
Trump has changed the color of his hair. No longer that golden blond. Now a white/gray. Silverish.
No comment by the President yet. I assume his hair change of color was to make it look like he was working hard as President. He must have seen Obama on TV this past week. He is getting gray!
Someone commented Trump was looking for sympathy. Wanted people to feel sorry for him because of the hard work he claims to do.
Donald says he can close down Congress. Amazing the powers he attributes to himself and the Presidency.
Good luck, Mr. President! It will be a cold day in hell before such is possible.
Trump is determined to reopen the country. Get the economy going again.
He is too early, though he may get away with opening some areas in the next 10 days.
I give any areas opened 4-6 weeks before coronavirus returns more flagrant than before.
A study came out over the weekend. Only 20 percent of those interviewed were in a hurry to return to work, etc. They felt unsafe. Would rather wait a bit longer. Most thought there should be more testing.
The unemployment numbers came out this morning. An additional 5.2 million persons applied for unemployment during the week ending 4/11. Which brings the total for a four week period to 22 million. The 22 million figure means 1 out 7 is presently unemployed.
AXIOS reported this morning, “More jobs have now been lost in the last month than were gained since the Great Recession.”
Enjoy your day!