Open thread discussion: How is everyone doing?
It's been weeks of staying-at-home, and no matter what you hear, it's not going to end soon.
Another weekend here, as the days blur together. Would like to hear what everyone is doing through this time, how you’re coping, and have people discuss and connect.
Are you experiencing family and friends who’ve been ill, or have you battled Covid-19 yourself? And what about all of these people fighting the restrictions, organizing protests? (I’ll be writing more on that.). Have you encountered them? What are they saying?
No matter what Donald Trump says, it won’t be safe for most states to “re-open” by May 1, and those like South Dakota, which never had any restrictions, are seeing big outbreaks of coronavirus.
So are you preparing for a longer haul? And what are you doing? Also, many aren’t able to work at home, as essential workers — and thank you for doing what you do — and we certainly want to hear from you too.
Share your experiences and I’ll jump in too. And try to have a restful weekend if you can.
As many of you know, I've been broadcasting my SiriusXM show from home each day at 3 p.m. I lucky to be able to work from home, and also to be able to connect with people across the country every weekday -- and help them connect with each other. Again, very lucky to do this, since so many have lost their jobs and/or are feeling much more isolated -- and that's one reason I got the newsletter started now, to help people connect more.
It is all a blur though, every day, one into the next-- not going into the studio, which I greatly enjoy, and seeing the team and the guests who come in-studio for the show. Even outside, when I look out the window in Manhattan, it's all the same, few people and cars -- except for 7 p.m. when everyone cheers, rings bells, play instruments and clang pots to thank the health care worker. I'm cooking more, making dough and then pizzas and focaccia. I'll make gnocchi this weekend maybe.
Have had friends and family who battled coronavirus -- luckily they're okay, didn't require hospitalization, but described quite a powerful blow. Others in extended family have been hospitalized, some doing better than others. So, it's definitely omnipresent.
I am a nurse working for the military, working 4 10hr shifts. I am very concerned as the military is not aheering or unable to adhere to social distancing! It’s kinda blasé in their approach ! The barber shop is still open ! And soldiers have to continue with regulation haircuts.I am immunocompromised and worry a lot! I you and your broadcast help me make it through the day! Thank you Michaelangelo