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First a huge thank you to all who have expressed their care and concern for us. Again we are fine and feeling very blessed. Our son is with us and we're making the best of "Camp Quarentine" by doing things together to keep us sane and healthy. Food stores have plenty and though the streets are eerily empty we know that it means that things will be getting better. I am offering this post as with the other as a "view from here" perspective to friends and family in the US who are a few days behind us in the development of this insanity (don't know what else to call it). I'm encouraged that more States, local governments and businesses are taking this seriously and heeding the advice of the medical experts, but the lack of coordinated leadership continues to be extremely concerning. Inconsistency in both messaging and methods will cost lives. My advice (free and worth what you pay for it ) is to DIY and not wait for anyone to tell you what to do. Lock it down! Stay home unless absolutely necessary. Do all the things that the CDC and Dr Fauci and the rest are repeating endlessly. Pandemics always start with people saying that it's an overreaction and end with regrets that enough wasn't done. Hunker down and find ways to make the time that's been given to you to do something good. Our "numbers" here are frightening but we know that they were the result of not knowing what we were dealing with and not acting as urgently as we should have. In time they will reverse now that the essential steps have been taken. Your numbers will get very scary in the coming days and weeks, but what you do today and everyday will have an impact. When things are normal all of us do our jobs and hope that our work will make a contribution to the world in some small way, so now, by simply following the advice we've been given we're guaranteed that what we do, or in this case not do, will in a very real way save a life.