What Would Jesus Do?
Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Easter (or as my Jewish wife calls it; Sunday) is only three weeks away. And as if we already weren't under a tremendous amount of pressure just trying to stay sane AND alive, there's now another cleverly designed distraction thrown our way. As the "debate" rages on as to whether or not we can all be safely resurrected by this coming Easter from our well appointed tombs with wifi and smart phones and flat screen TVs, here are some statistics to consider.
As of March 25th, 2020 there have been a total of 6,157 Coronavirus deaths in Italy. They break down by the following age groups;
The OVERWHELMING majority of deaths [6,083] are people fifty years of age and older. These are people who, given their age, could have been grandparents. That leaves a total of 74 deaths under the age of fifty who have died because of the virus.
Italians by nature have many generations of their families living together, in one home, which is one of the reasons so many the elderly became infected. That in no way should make people in the US feel that we are at a lower risk because we aren't...it will just take a little longer to kill nana. And remember, even if you don't live with your grandparents, you really should be concerned about potentially killing someone else's.
So for anyone contemplating whether it will be safe by Easter to go out hunting for eggs or to go to church (if they are even open) please do the math and listen to the scientists. Pay close attention to Dr. Fauci who it seems has now become our country's family physician. When asked about the Easter timeline of restrictions being lifted this is how Dr. Fauci replied; “You don’t make the timeline. The virus makes the timeline. You have got to go with what the situation on the ground is…you need the data.”
Don't let this this coming Easter turn into our last supper.