Thank you for all the letters and calls of encouragement we have had over the past months, it truly is overwhelming to see the support we have in this community.
It has been a difficult time for all of us. Some of us were told we could not open our businesses, some partially, some businesses got the PPP loans, individual $1,200 and other assistance easily and others have yet to see a single dime.
Big businesses took most of the money in the original assistance cash, but it was supposed to help the small businesses... anyway, what the government did was their best to try to avoid another great depression like back in the 30’s and I have to say at first analysis, I believe that they did accomplish that, at least for the time being.
God willing..... We will be expanding our paper’s coverage of news on Fort Myers Beach and our presence on the beach as well, we were leaving that coverage to the Observer and the Island
Sand Paper but with the Sand Paper closing we will have to step up our game.
We are looking for any beach local with spare time on their hands to come on board as an Advertising Rep. I will need someone specifically for the beach as many advertisers will be in need to find alternative outlets for their businesses.
If you are local and “know everybody” and want to help us survive this Covid Crisis, then we would like to talk.
Also anyone interested in covering the town hall meetings, perhaps someone that already attends most meetings and would like to report on the happenings on the beach, then we would also like to talk to you.
These are scary times, god only knows how this all plays out. I have been a part of this community for almost 20 years as Armando’s will celebrate our 20th anniversary this November 11th and I love this town, this county and this country... God Bless America and in closing may I say...
Black Lives Matter,
Blue Lives Matter,
Brown Lives Matter,
Yellow Lives Matter,
Green Lives Matter
(I’m Italian, we have olive skin)
and YES.... White Lives Matter too
and just because someone says ALL LIVES MATTER,
it doesn’t mean they are taking anything away from Black Lives Matter...
it just stating a fact: All Lives Matter
From Title 18 US Code Section 242… “Whoever, under color of any law…willfully subjects any person in any State…to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, ... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to DEATH.”
Mr Attorney General I’m confused …as a 3 decade FBI Agent …I believe we have a crime committed by the St Lois District Attorney by ordering St Louis Police to illegally confiscate a gun(s) from Mark and Patricia McCloskey, for exercising their Constructional Rights to Keep and Bear arms and their inherent right to Self Defense.
Mr AG, you are allowed to enforce the laws when white folks’ Civil Rights are violated…it applies equally to all (please see the 14th Amendment, same document)!
Former President Obama had former AG Holder (remember… the “I got your back”, AG? ) send his troupe of Civil Rights DAGs to investigate possible Civil Right violations in Ferguson and New Orleans. They even altered evidence to help the nonwhite folks who‘s Rights “weren’t quite violated” …so they helped out…but just a little. The Court Orders that held Holder’s DAGs in Contempt were ignored …by Obama and Holder…after all the victims were black, I guess that means if they were white…it would have been different!?
Who’s the racist?
You know Mr AG… in a Conspiracy to violate Civil Rights, , Section 241,you don’t have to prove overt acts like all other criminal violations…
So it looks to me that all we need, to make an arrest, is to just put the 2nd Amendment in a Federal Complaint along with Sections 241 and 242 …we don’t have to Indict First either…the warrant is enough…so how about it…? Send the Marshalls and walk that “perp” out in cuffs …I believe she will be the last militant, Soros financed, prosecutor to pull that crap.
Wait until she finds out that there are Civil penalties which allow for triple damages and if she is held to pay punitive damages, her employer, by law, is prohibited from paying.
GO ARREST … St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner AND the St Louis Police Officers who obtained the Search Warrant and obeyed that illegal Search Warrant, another, separate violation …of the 4th Amendment (Illegal Search and Seizure).
Understand that I am very much pro… for…with…support law enforcement but, it MUST be applied equally to all…we do not get to pick and choose who gets to have the law enforced and who doesn’t.
This same police department chose to obey their boss’s other illegal orders, to stand down, and not respond to calls for help from these same citizens who were victims of the Rioting…not Peaceful Demonstration…
Peaceful doesn’t include breaking down Posted Gates, breaking into homes, with guns and threatening the lives of Citizens!
Get some guts Mr AG …you understand what I am saying and know I am correct…so if you want to restore law and order as you say…then do it!
This case is a gift…just what we needed to try to put these radical, elected, Democrat Leaders back on the Law and Order track…and be held responsible for selective enforcement of our Constitution!
Recorded 911 calls to the Police, begging for help…video of the threats and violence bestowed upon the victims (the crime), whose a freaking lawyer…restraint by the victims by not shooting… a DA who is obviously Racist who reportedly received support from Soros ,Obama backed organizations…the police “chief” or some other high ranking police official, ordered his/her men to stand down from helping but not to stand down to the other illegal order to get a warrant and search…this a clear Prima Fascia case begging to be charged…WTF, Mr AG , WTF?
Many long time residents of Fort Myers Beach will remember a very cool dining local called the Orpheus. It was located on the corner of Crescent Street and San Carlos Blvd. Ocean Jewels now has the building.
It was run by three Greek brothers, Jimmy, Tony and Chimo Mallous.
Jimmy ran the breakfast and had your dish served up to you in minutes. Tony and Chimo ran the rest of the day which sometimes was till very late as they had Live Entertainment, with Jazz nights on Mondays, and various plays were performed there too. And the food... WELL the food was GREAT!
The freshly made Gyros, not the stuff you get at most places where the meat comes to them already cooked and frozen.... no... they did it the old fashioned way, cooked slowly on the rotating spicket.
When you ordered a Greek salad it was prepared after it was ordered, tomatoes cut fresh for your salad etc etc... that did take more time but when you got it and ate it realizing how wonderfully fresh it was.... you were okay with a little wait.
Later in there tenure they added a Blodgett Pizza Oven and started making some of the best pizza on the island.
When Jimmy retired half a dozen years ago and the business closed.
Little Dina, Little Chimo with grandpa Chimo
You may wonder why I have taken you on this ride down memory lane.... well Chimo with his wife Dina and his sons, Harry and George, his grandson Chimo and granddaughter Dina have opened up a new restaurant, located off the beach at 17633 San Carlos Blvd. Chimo's Taverna
Due to Covid -19 and parking issues they are trying to clear up with the county, they are only open for takeout and FREE delivery at this time. I was by myself so I didn't order a bunch of food but the pizza was great.
So come on out and welcome Chimo back to the neighborhood or give him a call at 239-437-2717 for some FREE delivery and help support this new local mom and pop business.
From an OSHA Inspector:
I wanted to put this out there. I have worked in a clean room for 23 years and 10 years on Submarines before that. OSHA is the standard that you have to live by in these environments. So for the people that are going to say, listen to the experts, OSHA would be those experts on face masks. Please read the following with an open mind. Not going to change the mind of the hard core believers, but it would be nice for those people to not attack us that are not, as not caring. Not going to debate this, just putting it out there.
If you care, then share.
For all you mask wearers (especially those of you who think wearing it outside is NOT stupid ??♀️). I know I’m about to burst your “google doctor degree” bubble, but here goes nothing.
I am OSHA 10&30 certified. I know some of you are too. I don’t really know WHY OSHA hasn’t come forward and stopped the nonsense BUT I want to cover 3 things
• N95 masks and masks with exhale ports
• surgical masks
• filter or cloth masks
Okay, so upon further inspection, OSHA says some masks are okay and not okay in certain situations.
If you’re working with fumes and aerosol chemicals and you give your employees the wrong masks they get sick, you can be sued.
• N95 masks: are designed for CONTAMINATED environments. That means when you exhale through N95 the design is that you are exhaling into contamination. The exhale from N95 masks are vented to breath straight out without filtration. They don’t filter the air on the way out. They don’t need to.
Conclusion: if you’re in Target and the guy with Covid has a N95 mask, his covid breath is unfiltered being exhaled into Target (because it was designed for already contaminated environments, it’s not filtering your air on the way out).
• Surgical Mask: these masks were designed and approved for STERILE environments. The amount of particles and contaminants in the outside and indoor environments where people are CLOGGING these masks very, VERY quickly. The moisture from your breath combined with the clogged mask will render it “useless” IF you come in contact with Covid and your mask traps it, YOU become a walking virus dispenser. Everytime you put your mask on you are breathing the germs from EVERYWHERE you went. They should be changed or thrown out every “20-30 minutes in a non sterile environment.”
• Cloth masks: I can’t even believe I’m having to explain this, but here it goes. Today, three people pointed to their masks as they walked by me entering Lowe’s. They said “ya gotta wear your mask BRO” I said very clearly “those masks don’t work bro, in fact they MAKE you sicker” they “pshh’d” me. By now hopefully you all know CLOTH masks do not filter anything. You mean the American flag one my aunt made? Yes. The one with sunflowers that looks so cute? Yes. The bandanna, the cut up t-shirt, the scarf ALL of them offer NO FILTERING whatsoever. As you exhale, you are ridding your lungs of contaminants and carbon dioxide. Cloth masks trap this carbon dioxide the best. It actually risks your health, rather than protect it. The moisture caught in these masks can become mildew ridden over night. Dry coughing, enhanced allergies, sore throat are all symptoms of a micro-mold in your mask.
*N95 blows the virus into the air from a contaminated person.
*The surgical mask is not designed for the outside world and will not filter the virus upon inhaling through it. It’s filtration works on the exhale, (Like a vacuum bag, it only works one way) but likely stops after 20 minutes, rendering it useless outside of a STERILE ENVIRONMENT (correct Becky, they don’t work in a bar, not even a little bit).
*Cloth masks are WORSE than none. It’s equivalent to using a chain link fence to stop mosquitos.
The CDC wants us to keep wearing masks.
The masks don’t work.
They’re being used to provide false comfort and push forward a specific agenda. For the love of God, research each mask’s designed use and purpose, I bet you will find NONE are used in the way of “viral defense.”
Just like EVERY Flu season kids,
wash your hands.
Sanitize your hands.
Don’t touch stuff.
Sanitize your phone.
Don’t touch people.
And keep your distance.
Because your breath stinks, your deodorant is failing, your shoes are old and stink, that shirts not clean, & I like my space.
Trust me I can hear you from here.
Lots of reasons to keep your distance and work on body hygiene. But trust me, the masks do not work.
*Occupational Safety & Hazard Association sited.
The top American organization for safety.
They regulate and educate asbestos workers, surgical rooms, you name it.
I know, facts suck. They throw a wrench into the perfectly (seeming) packaged pill you are willingly swallowing.
Facts make you have to form your OWN OPINION, instead of regurgitating someone else’s, and I know how uncomfortable that makes a lot of you.
If your mask gives you security, by all means wear it. Just know it is a false sense of security and you shouldn’t shame anyone into partaking in such “conspiracies.”
If select politicians stopped enforcing it, no one would continue this nonsense....Smh
The Irish slave trade began when 30,000 Irish prisoners were sold as slaves to the New World. The King James I Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves. Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white. From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well. During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers. Many people today will avoid calling the Irish slaves what they truly were: Slaves. They’ll come up with terms like “Indentured Servants” to describe what occurred to the Irish. However, in most cases from the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish slaves were nothing more than human cattle. As an example, the African slave trade was just beginning during this same period. It is well recorded that African slaves, not tainted with the stain of the hated Catholic theology and more expensive to purchase, were often treated far better than their Irish counterparts. African slaves were very expensive during the late 1600s (50 Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more than 5 Sterling). If a planter whipped or branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a more expensive African. The English masters quickly began breeding the Irish women for both their own personal pleasure and for greater profit. Children of slaves were themselves slaves, which increased the size of the master’s free workforce. Even if an Irish woman somehow obtained her freedom, her kids would remain slaves of her master. Thus, Irish moms, even with this new found emancipation, would seldom abandon their kids and would remain in servitude. In time, the English thought of a better way to use these women (in many cases, girls as young as 12) to increase their market share: The settlers began to breed Irish women and girls with African men to produce slaves with a distinct complexion. These new “mulatto” slaves brought a higher price than Irish livestock and, likewise, enabled the settlers to save money rather than purchase new African slaves. This practice of interbreeding Irish females with African men went on for several decades and was so widespread that, in 1681, legislation was passed “forbidding the practice of mating Irish slave women to African slave men for the purpose of producing slaves for sale.” In short, it was stopped only because it interfered with the profits of a large slave transport company. England continued to ship tens of thousands of Irish slaves for more than a century. Records state that, after the 1798 Irish Rebellion, thousands of Irish slaves were sold to both America and Australia. There were horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would have plenty of food to eat. There is little question that the Irish experienced the horrors of slavery as much (if not more in the 17th Century) as the Africans did. There is, also, very little question that those brown, tanned faces you witness in your travels to the West Indies are very likely a combination of African and Irish ancestry. In 1839, Britain finally decided on its own to end its participation in Satan’s highway to hell and stopped transporting slaves. While their decision did not stop pirates from doing what they desired, the new law slowly concluded THIS chapter of nightmarish Irish misery. But, if anyone, black or white, believes that slavery was only an African experience, then they’ve got it completely wrong. Irish slavery is a subject worth remembering, not erasing from our memories.
The crisis of the coronavirus-induced economic lockdown and now the violent protests in the streets have unleashed a depression-level financial crisis and unprecedented human suffering -- especially in our inner cities. These events have also exposed a Grand Canyon-sized chasm that now separates how the left and the right see America today. To wit:
No. 1: The right believes that stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements are counterproductive and should be repealed safely and immediately. The left believes that those orders must stay in place but should only apply to those on the right, not to liberal protesters.
No. 2: The right engages in nonviolence. The left shows tacit support for mob violence.
No. 3: The right believes the best way to revive the economy is to incentivize a dormant workforce to get back on the job. The left believes that the best way to revive the economy is to pay people more money not to work than to work.
No. 4: When the right protests against injustice, such as 40 million people losing their jobs due to lockdowns, it is always during the light of day so they can be seen and heard. The left protests in the dark so people can't see what crimes some of the protestors are committing.
No. 5: When the right attends rallies, they carry the American flag. When the left protests (and riots), the only American flags you see are burned.
No. 6: The right believes there are limits to how much governments can spend and borrow to avoid national bankruptcy and financial ruin. The left believes that trillions of dollars of added spending and debt are advisable and benign.
No. 7: When the right holds rallies, the protesters clean up after themselves. When the left protests, they ransack and burn their neighborhoods, spray-paint obscene graffiti and leave a mess of litter and trash everywhere for someone else to clean up. Yet leftists say they are the environmentalists.
No. 8: The right stands in support of small-business people's rights and has been asking businesses like hardware stores, run by immigrants or other minority owners, to open up. The left's rallies lead to looting and burning down the hardware stores.
No. 9: The right believes the best way to get people back to work is by getting money straight to people's paychecks through a payroll tax cut. The left thinks the best course is to give money to mayors, governors and other politicians.
No. 10: The right wants to help prevent racism in urban police forces by firing incompetent and bigoted police officers. The left stands by the unions, which prevent police from being fired.
No. 11: The right wants to make America look like Florida and Texas. The left wants the rest of the nation to look like New York and Illinois -- which are crumbling from rioting, lockdowns, high taxes and an accelerating stampede of businesses leaving the state.
Those are the monumentally important choices America faces. This is what the 2020 elections are all about on Nov. 3.
Mr. President, you've taken step one: declaring antifa a domestic terrorist organization. That was a brilliant move. Now it's time for step No. 2: Cut the head off the snake. We've got to aggressively cut off the funding for domestic terrorism.
Those who provide funding are terrorists themselves. Who is providing the funding? There are many suspects. Suspect No. 1 is globalist billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundations. It starts there.
Is Soros guilty? That's way above my pay grade. That's why we need a global investigation.
I'm sure there are many other millionaire and billionaire socialists and globalists involved. It's time to make them run for their lives. If found guilty, it will be time to freeze their assets and hunt them down.
My fellow Americans, we are at war. We must face it head-on. Evil globalist and socialist elites are out to bring down and destroy America.
Their political arm is the Democrat Party. Their propaganda arm is mainstream media and social media.
Their funding arm is Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
Their brainwashing arm is made up of millions of Marxist public school teachers and college professors.
And, as we are now seeing on the streets of U.S. cities, their military arm is antifa.
There's no need to question what's happening. You can see it with your own eyes. This nationwide rioting, looting, burning and attacks on police is all clearly coordinated by allies of the Democrat Party: socialists; Marxists; communists; globalists; radical, extreme open-borders madmen. They are carrying out a detailed plan of domestic terrorism.
I learned this strategy at Columbia University with my classmate Barack Obama. It is called the Cloward-Piven strategy. All the elitist kids I met at Columbia believed in this plan. They all bragged about being socialists and communists. They hated America, capitalism, wealthy business owners and, perhaps most of all, white people.
Sigmund Freud would have had a field day with my vicious, intellectual, self-hating, liberal classmates because they were all the things they hated: white, rich and the children of wealthy business owners.
My classmates repeated over and over that they wanted to overwhelm the U.S. economic system, bankrupt the wealthy, close all the businesses and burn it all down.
Look around. It's happening, first with the lockdown and closure of the U.S. economy because of media hype, hysteria and exaggeration about the COVID-19 pandemic.
And when that didn't finish the job, they moved to plan B: riots, unrest, looting and torching businesses.
There's no need to debate. It's all happening in front of our eyes. We are at war.
It's no accident that Democratic governors and mayors are fighting the hardest to keep the economy closed.
It's no accident that antifa thugs are showing up with bricks and Molotov cocktails to lead riots and burn cities.
This is no amateur hour. This was planned, organized, coordinated and funded by our enemies. Thugs are being bussed and flown into big cities to lead riots. Their weapons have been delivered to protest sites ahead of time.
And where did all the violent thugs and hooligans come from? The liberal district attorneys (in many cases, put in place by the funding of George Soros and others like him) let the felons out of prison.
Someone will pay for all of this. It's time to take aggressive action and prove who will pay.
Here is a plan, Mr. President, to stop the unrest and end the crisis.
1. Cut the head off the snake. Just like the battle against Islamic terrorism, follow the money. Order a worldwide investigation into the funding of domestic terrorism. Suspect No. 1 has to be Soros and his Open Society Foundations. But there are many more wealthy globalists and socialists involved.
2. Sign an executive order tripling prison sentences for any felony committed during riots or unrest. These are hate crimes. These offenses deserve special harsh punishment under the umbrella of domestic terrorism.
3. Bring in the National Guard when circumstances warrant, with or without the approval of Democratic governors. A brave young police officer was shot in the neck during a Black Lives Matter protest here in Las Vegas.
As of this writing, he is in grave condition, on life support. He might have very well been home with his family and healthy if the National Guard had been on the streets that night, backing up police. We can't afford to wait for Democratic governors to act.
4. Don't stop with the investigation of George Soros and other possible funders of domestic terrorism. Investigate Democratic governors and members of Congress with ties to antifa. They are doing the bidding of domestic terrorists.
5. Intercept all those piles of bricks left by antifa at protest sites across the USA; load them onto trucks; drive them to the U.S-Mexico border; and use them to build our wall.
WE ARE AT WAR. It's time to take aggressive action. And it's time to pick a side. You are either for making America great again ... or you are against it. If you're against it, you are an enemy of the United States of America.
Wayne Allyn Root
Title 18 Section 2101 United States Code (T18S2102 USC) states;
(a) Whoever travels in interstate or foreign commerce or uses any facility of interstate or foreign commerce, including, but not limited to, the mail, telegraph, telephone, radio, or television, with intent—
to incite ; or
to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a ; or
to commit any act of violence in furtherance of a ; or
(4) to aid or abet any person in inciting or participating in or carrying on a or committing any act of violence in furtherance of a ;
and who either during the course of any such travel or use or thereafter performs or attempts to perform any other overt act for any purpose specified in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D) of this paragraph…
Shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
There’s more, but even the uneducated can understand what this law prohibits.
In my opinion, these riots ,like most other Riots are organized…they are very well organized and funded by organizations like those that former President Hussein Obama either started ,organized, belongs to , sought funding for and then used to cause rioting. George Soros money may well be involved.
I don’t believe that, organizations that Obama organized like OFA, Obama for America , or other such names, were formed to do anything to help America.
Follow the money. And when they find it came from Democrat sources, go after them. Like Hillary said, “Never let a good tragedy go without taking advantage of the situation”.
Do you think for one minute that these, “ people” ,who are rioting in all those Democrat places are a coincidence …or maybe showing sympathy for the Minneapolis tragedy? Get real …these are last ditch, straw grasping Democraps… grasping for straws…they realize that neither Joe Biden and Ms. Anybody Else…nor any color, anybody Democrat, can win against President Trump…and they hate it!
Regarding the Riots and Riots they are…they are NOT demonstrations, by any sense of the imagination…identify those who are participating and follow the money, transportation, food sources, motel accommodations ,pick up points …prove they are funded riots and take it to the Organizers. Do we know anybody who is an expert…spent his career as a Community Organizer…there must be someone…he’d be a good starting point…what do you think?
As far as controlling a riot…enforce the laws! When, after an incident occurs that could lead to problems…do not allow any permits, are they nuts? Impose a temporary curfew and arrest any violators, don’t run away from them.
If there is a lack of holding cells…rent 40 ft tractor trailers and photograph, ID if possible search their record for the info , keep them handcuffed and place them in the temporary holding cells…it may take a while …tell them to bring a bag of Depends!
Give due notice that because of the extreme dangers cast upon the citizens and ,law enforcement and property, by riots, by executive order, there will be a mandatory 30 day jail sentence and $1000 fine for those arrested in the Curfew designated areas.
Arsonists will be shot, any armed rioter will be shot, and rock throwers will be shot, by law enforcement.
These people are not protestors, they are violent, recidivist, criminals looking to benefit themselves.
Administrators ( Governors to Mayors) , Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs who refuse to protect preserve and defend the Constitution and American Citizens, should be charged with Criminal Negligence!
You want to “vent”? Go get a ventilator!
retired FBI Agent
Confused or frustrated by the news/data on COVID-19? If you follow the daily news on the coronavirus that has stopped the world in its tracks, you are probably inundated with contradictions. Back in mid-March when the pandemic label was proclaimed, we were told millions could die and we should shelter at home. The virus apparently lived on surfaces, could remain in the air for hours and was particularly devastating to the elderly. We were told to wear gloves and masks if we ventured out into a contaminated world. The elderly were told to stay home.
As we retreated to our homes, the data continued to pour over us, spreading ironically like a virus. Everything shut down, and most of us quarantined at home. As the data changed, the numbers changed and some of us began wondering why. The CDC has released new numbers, new COVID projections almost daily, on age, race/ethnicity and underlying conditions. They now produce "provisional" death counts. At some point, many began to wonder what the CDC actually knows. After all they, too, are faced with an unknown.
Add to that the human spirit, which does not like to be controlled and you have the protesters who have gathered to say no to the many regulations and orders that various governors, including Colorado's, have imposed.
When the experts can't agree, we have a problem. Now over 60 days in, we still don't have consistent answers. Order is maintained when the rules of the game are clearly defined. Are restaurants open or closed? Should you go to church? Is it safe to dine out? Are we supposed to wear masks? Now we are told the virus doesn't live on surfaces for as long as we thought, so gloves aren't necessary. What else has changed?
A lot of America's chaos is due to these ever-changing questions. Until the elusive vaccine is developed, we need consistency. And we (you and I) can help.
Don't spread conspiracy theories, and don't lean into the panic. Don't let social media or rumors define your thoughts.
As uncomfortable as it is, we must accept that the adage "only time will tell" applies to this pandemic more than we would like.