A Pandemic... really??
I guess it must be; it's apparently in every country in the world, and currently with 1.2 million confirmed cases. But it's certainly not a classical "bring out your dead" sort of pandemic, with crosses on doorways and bodies littering the streets. Out of what I believe is roughly 8 billion as the global population, there have currently been about 69,000 deaths from COVID19... Ok, I'm really not very good at math, but that seems to be considerably less than even one 1/100th of a percent. Or is it less than even 1 one-thousandth of a percent? It's a very small fraction of the global population, in any case. So, it might be a pandemic... but it doesn't really seem to be an epidemic.
More to come, as I think of it and feel moved to write it...
I'm still myself, Andria Duncan, a just-past-middle-age housewife, who is just as cautious about this virus as anyone, if slightly less panicked and irrational.