15 DAYS TO SLOW THE CURVE - ONE MAN'S JOURNEY INTO THE HEARTLAND OF
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In the early moments of
2020, a terrible disease found its way to American soil. Within weeks it
would savage the nation, leading to its borders being shutdown,
emergency orders given for citizens to stay in their homes, and an
ad-hoc committee of politicians, doctors, and scientists formed to lead
Americans through the crisis of Sars-CoV-2, a coronavirus that would
come to be known as COVID-19, or simply, the RONA. What began as 15-Days
to slow the curve in order to combat this new, nefarious disease, would
ultimately lead into an ongoing miasma of tyrannical measures that
continue to hold America hostage to this day. Dividing its citizens,
supplanting their freedom with fear, media moguls and techno giants
became demi-gods, decrying they alone would decide which information is
allowed to be shared through their benevolent decrees. This is a story
of those first few days when America still held on to its ideals of
Fear gripped America as Covid-19 continued
its rampage. Schools were shutting down, film releases were postponed,
campaign speeches were cancelled, health officials were creating media
campaigns to teach us how to properly wash our hands—on top of all this
Joe Biden cruised to the Democrat Party forefront in his bid to Make
America Normal Again.
Observing this once in a lifetime event of
both national, and international, political and economic change, how
could I not keep a journal as to the surreal madness that continued to
unravel our world on a daily basis.
I dutifully wrote daily an online "journal"
through my Facebook news feed. Attempting to make sense of the nonsense
we were confronted with, I listened to every briefing I could find and
read countless articles from around the globe in journals that were as
varied as the advice they gave. I listened to political, medical and
cultural leaders as they all attempted to guide us through the fateful
beginnings of COVID-19, to help us to find our way out of the vast
morass we had been placed into.
I wrote for family, friends, for myself. I
wrote as much as I could in order to document this terrible disease and
the pandemic that it brought to us.
It was a great time to bear witness to the
insanity that would become known to many as simply, RONA.
Here, then, is the story as it unfolded.
- dave boles