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April 24, 2020

“New normal” is the newest catch phrase these days. But this is where we have arrived. And as we accept sheltering at home (we’ll be doing this for a while), new routines are part of our daily lives. It’s a major event now to run an essential errand. “Do you really need to go?” my protective Jacqueline asks.

In the mud room, masks and gloves hang next to the coat rack. A spray sanitizer sits on a shelf nearby at the ready to sanitize masks when we return home. And we leave our shoes outside and sanitize the bottoms. I even spray sanitize the mail. It’s an inconvenience, but better to be safe than sorry.

With this new consciousness, we avoid unnecessary trips to the store by paying attention to consumption and wastefulness. As for toilet paper? That will always be a challenge.

Sadly, a study for the treatment of novel coronavirus was “halted” because the antiviral drug Remdesivir appears not to be conclusively beneficial for Covid-19 patients.

And the search goes on.

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