I have tried for nearly two weeks to sit down and write. I have tried to record my thoughts and feelings, so you might understand what it’s like to be a college student right now.
Writing a column during a pandemic is an exercise in doing what’s not important. So much in my life these days pales in comparison to what’s going on in my town, my state, my country and my world. People are truly suffering.
Three months ago, the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic was not yet a part of the public consciousness. Cases in China, apparently the point of origin, are declining, but the incidence of new infections in the U.S. is rapidly accelerating.
How the world has changed in such a short time! All of us are adjusting our lives, taking on new tasks and doing our jobs in new and unexpected ways. I’ve never been on so many remote online meetings in my life.
If you stacked a billion dollar bills, they would reach 67 miles high. A trillion dollar bills stacked on top of each other would reach around the Earth more than two and a half times.
These are very difficult and unpredictable days for all of us — globally, as Americans, as Vermonters, and as part of our communities and families.
Since the Vermont Statehouse closed on March 13, the Legislature has been working remotely to continue to advance essential measures related to COVID-19.
As the coronavirus bears down on us, I found myself taking a walk to clear my mind of the deluge of emails I receive almost constantly on the topic.
We are living through an unprecedented time. Vermont is just beginning to feel the effects of the pandemic and its overwhelming economic impacts. Fear and uncertainty are rippling throughout our state as small businesses are suddenly grappling with this new reality with which they are faced.
The world is in a turn-around. Last week I was in a grocery store hoarding hard cheese and red wine. I stopped on the way out to grab a cup of coffee. There was a homeless guy ahead of me getting a cup. “Sorry, man,” he said in a graveled voice. “They’ll cut this off next, you know,” he said…
As Vermonters know, the COVID-19 situation is causing turmoil and concern in all aspects of our lives as we take dramatic steps individually, in our communities and through our government to minimize the danger and possible harm, both in terms of health and the economic impacts.
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