Numbers of infected according to country: 1st place China, 2nd place Italy, 3rd USA. Source
For my friends in the States, check out to see how long before you become a character in a sequel of The Shining: Why you must act now. For Texas: Point of no-return for intervention to prevent hospital overload: Mar 28 to Apr 3.
Contagions and coronavirus deaths, there is a minimal decrease: The data of the Civil Protection bulletin say that Italy has reached 59,138 cases. The total number of deaths is 5,476 while the healed are 7,024. … “These are slightly lower numbers than yesterday”… Source
There is increasing preoccupation for battered wives forced to be inside with violent husbands who are more nerved out than usual.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. After aid from China, Cuban doctors arrived yesterday, and Russia sent nine IL-76 aircraft with eight mobile teams of virologists and military doctors, machinery for the sanctification of transport and the territory and medical equipment. To be noted, Russians, thanks to Chernobyl, have a certain kind of expertise.
Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, now quarantined.
This morning when I looked in the mirror, I jumped back and said “Damn, who is that woman looking back at me?” Of course, it was me but, since the lockdown, I look different. Haggard and with a strange look in my eyes. So my vanity, which in general isn’t very boisterous, this morning let itself be heard. First thing, a nice bath with full blast background music. Then make up, perfume, and, of course, big silver earrings. My mornings are now spent on the balcony preparing my victory garden and I wanted to look my best for our plants. They give me so much comfort and I don’t want them to feel like I take them for granted.
Up until Saturday, in addition to grocery stores, pharmacies, and banks, hardware and perfume stores were opened as well as they were considered essential. I couldn’t understand how a perfume store could be considered essential until this morning. In a situation like the one we are living, it’s important to feel good about yourself. When you stay home all the time, it’s easy to neglect yourself as if our appearance was something we cured for the others instead of for ourselves. But I don’t want to live in my pyjamas and slob out. Because it’s like surrendering. I no longer control over where I can move but I do have control over my appearance.
And now, let’s celebrate Cuba and the doctors they sent!