As contagious as this appears to be, it's inevitable that it wont be contained.
Are the (er, a few?) World governments just trying to slow down the spread?
I'm torn, on whether this whole pandemic is political theater, or not?
Wow. I cant believe this is where we are.
I'm a 70s/80s military brat and my father worked for NATO. In the late 80s, my high school soccer team (Naples, Italy) was invited to play USSR high
I remember the excitement, leading up to the game. It was unprecedented. All students were invited to attend the game (D.O.D school). The school
organized a "fan bus" airflight for all that were cleared by the soviets, after a thorough background check.
Unfortunately, I missed out. I didnt pass the clearance, due to my father's job at the time.
Less than a year later, the wall came down. I remember that day. I remember thinking, "Maybe, I'll finally get to meet the kids from the other
The Soviet kids were all the other kids, at my school, would talk about. All I wanted, was to meet them. My classmates made lifelong friends, at
that soccer game.
The stories I heard in the hallways, in class, and from friends that went, drew a mental picture in my mind that made me forever feel compassion and
sadness, for everyone under a communist regime. Will expand, if anyone is interested. They're not exciting, nor shocking. Just...sad, at least to
my teenage mind. I felt great compassion and sadness.
Where am I going with all this? What does this have to do with the COVID-19?
Back to my original thought. For the first time in my adult life, I really don't know who/what to believe anymore. I'm beginning to feel that same
sadness and compassion I felt years ago. Only, it's for my own country.
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