Tag: Coronavirus

Signs

During this pandemic, The New York Times ran an article “Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded.” (NYT, 19 March 2020) Taiwan accused the WHO of not heeding its warning of “Coronavirus Human-to-Human Transmission.” (National...

Never the Same

 Reach out and touch somebody’s hand. Make this a better world if you can. These words from an old popular song seem rather outdated today. Neil Diamond, to help people during the coronavirus outbreak, changed the lyrics of one of his biggest hits...

Surviving the Nightmare

We wake up each morning thinking, “What a horrible dream I had—bats, monkeys, lizards, people in masks and gloves standing by rows of body bags, empty streets, isolation, wanting to go somewhere but having virtually no where to go.” Then we realize...

The Taiwan Solution

As many Americans remain in “voluntary” house arrest and practice social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and the resulting deaths, we are also facing the stark reality that the concomitant shutting down of our economy has...

E Pluribus Unum

A national crisis deserves a national response. This has already been demonstrated by actions from the Federal Reserve, Congress and the White House. Upwards of $4 trillion will be injected into the economy to assist in everything from small...

Spiritual Communion

This is certainly an interesting time. Never before have I experienced a pandemic of this scale nor can I ever recall not being able to attend Mass at time of struggle. In fact, I recall vividly during 9/11 people instinctively going to their parish...

Reflections While Staying Home

It was Sunday evening, March 29, 2020, and I had just watched episode 224 of McLeod’s Daughters, which ran for eight seasons on Australian TV. I had started watching the series many months before the Coronavirus had begun its attack on the...

Stay at Home

As the global number of infected people with the COVID-19 virus continues to increase, there is need for prayer and faith. But also, there is need to heed the words of health authorities everywhere: Citizens, stay at home. Stay at home...