I am drawn to SI often in times of crisis.
I suppose it has to do with the fact that my first visits were in relation to Bre-X, which really wasn't a crisis.
This is unlike any previous crisis I have experienced in my lifetime and my earliest memories include the Cuban Missile Crisis very clearly.
We are entering a time of change right now and choices already made, for better or worse, will come into play now. My wife and I are essential workers, she works in a Doctor's office (one which may move to Telepresence) and I work in the Telecom industry as a technician, my company has stopped all home visits as of yesterday.
At this point in the crisis I can assure you, two things stand out for me and I will point them out to anyone who is interested -
If you have accumulated some resources, it is time to use them to support those you love. Any resources, spiritual, emotional, mental, financial, reserves of wisdom of energy of love, USE THEM NOW. ACT.
The most important set of instructions - STAY HOME, DO NOT HAVE VISITORS, DO NOT VISIT, DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE.
It is natural that many people will not want to talk about the virus and this is fine. They should still be reminded of the basic instructions above. Tell your children and grandchildren to stay home. Tell your friends and family to stay home. Stay home.
We are all in the same position as Sean Probst was in near the end of SEVENEVES, one mistake is all it will take. In John Ringo's Troy Rising series (who would believe I could read such junk) Terrans are attacked by an alien species who release a virus which infects humans and causes a small sore on the wrist. All you had to do to survive the attack was to use some antiseptic and a band-aid, do that simple thing and you could affect the outcome.
In this attack we just have to STAY HOME, DO NOT HAVE VISITORS, DO NOT VISIT, DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE.
What goes into the forge is not what comes out of the forge. We are all bound together here in this billet and what we do together over the next thirty or forty days will have a tremendous impact on our future, let us be worthy of our History.
With grayt love.