Category: COVID-19

  • COVID-19: In Memoriam

    Last week, the largest employer in my county announced that they are not bringing employees back into the office anytime before 2021. This is an employer who employs 7,000 people in our county (about 10% of the county population). This company, an asset manager, manages over $5.5 trillion in assets. That is trillion with a […]

  • COVID:19- Is This What MAGA Looks Like?

    It is April 30, 2020. The weekly unemployment claims were just released, and another 3.8 million Americans filed for unemployment this week. A total of 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past 6 weeks. I read an article this week that noted that 25% of Americans will not be able to pay […]

  • COVID-19: One Million Cases, and The Vietnam War Number of Deaths

    It is April 27, 2020. Governors from around the country are working on (or implementing) plans to open their states from COVID-19 restrictions. Georgia opened up this past weekend. Meanwhile, the United States will pass 1 million cases today (as of this morning, we are at 988,000 cases, according to We have experienced 55,461 […]

  • COVID:19- Taking Our Foot Off The Brake

    Today is April 22, 2020. Spring is starting to take hold in southeastern Pennsylvania. It is sunny outside, and the birds are chirping. Yesterday, 25,985 more Americans were diagnosed with COVID-19 (for a total of 818,744) and 2,804 Americans died from COVID-19 (for a total of 45,318). (data from Another day when more Americans […]

  • COVID-19: As Good As It Gets

    It is Saturday April 18, 2020. A Saturday that looks just like Friday and Thursday. I have been sheltering in place with my family for 4 weeks now. I have not driven my car, or interacted with another person (other than my immediate family) face to face for a month. We went into this sheltering […]

  • COVID-19: Another Doubling

    I write this on April 16, 2020. We are in our fourth week of Stay At Home orders in Pennsylvania. As of this morning, there are almost 650,000 cases in the U.S., and 28,500 fatalities in the U.S. The current Doubling Chart looks like this: Since I started counting “doublings” on March 28 (19 days […]

  • COVID-19: Pearl Harbor Day

    On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor. 2,403 Americans died in the attack. On April 14, 2020 (yesterday), 2,407 Americans died from COVID-19, the coronavirus. (Data from More Americans died yesterday from this virus than died in Pearl Harbor, and I didn’t hear anything about it in the news.

  • COVID-19: We Have No Plan

    In Chester County, PA, we are beginning our fourth week of “Stay At Home” orders (which began March 23). The entire state went under Stay At Home orders on April 1st. It is April 13, 2020. As I write this, 560,433 Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 22,115 Americans have died of COVID-19. Over […]

  • COVID-19: The Cost of Doing Business

    I am writing this over Easter weekend in 2020 (April 11-12). Today is my wife’s birthday, and tomorrow is Easter Sunday. As I write this, the United States of America has 525,000 COVID-19 infections, and 20,223 deaths. Both are the highest totals in the world. The infections (525,000) are three times higher than the second-highest […]

  • COVID-19: Theater of the Absurd

    Today is April 8, 2020. I am writing this as a continuing diary of the events of this COVID-19 season. It is a beautiful spring day in Chester County, Pennsylvania. I am wearing shorts for the first time in forever (it isn’t that warm, I’m just rebellious about wintertime). Trees are budding, flowers are blooming, […]