Stay safe, Dad.😊
I setup a facebook account for my dad, and helped him log in this morning. He lives in Montana. I showed him how to navigate the topics and to pick Montana. Now, I could talk him through the current situation in Montana.
My dad is used to looking at stock graphs, so after a little orientation he knew what was going on in his state. Then he said, “You mean there were only 21 cases in the whole state of Montana yesterday, and three deaths, for a total of four?”
“Yep. And you’ve just peaked, so this is hopefully the worst it is going to get.”
“Well, son, that’s marvellous!” He exclaimed. “Can I check this every day?”
“Absolutely. Please do. Then you will know when it is safe to out again. This disease is very deadly for older folks; one in six die from it. Please stay inside until it is safe to go out again.”
And how will my dad know when it is safe? When the red dots are tracing the horizontal axis. When there are no more cases.
Dad watched several programs on TV last night. This was not the message he heard. Instead, he heard that we would be happy as a country if there were only 100,000 deaths. But probably there would be more.
Perhaps our leaders think it is best for us to scare the begeebers out of us to keep us inside. But I abhor this approach.
I prefer a different message from our leaders: “Here is where we are. Here is why it is important. Please protect yourself and others. We can do this together.”
Just added data.
Just added data.
See what I mean about “grim reaper?” Just when that death was supposed to happen to keep up with the curve…. blip. There it is.
No deaths yet. Almost a shame to post this one.
First stab at it. On track.