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17 Nov 2020

WAR AND THIS ONE IS RIGHT HERE

Coin Shows | Mike

Hi I watched the news today . I usually stay away away from it. But there is no doubt we are at war with an enemy we can't see.. And this enemy is winning by taking whole familes. Nine in one family. Yes the covid 19 is the biggest war we have fought. I say it every day at the end of a message be safe stay well. The positive thing about this war is we can win it. We're a mask don't shake hands stay in if you can. You think this is just another conspiracy.?

Well it's far from it. When my mom in law hit her head. She of course had he be creamated. . My friend Pete who owns the funeral parlor said to me Mike I have done a years worth of business in two months!! Let people.who think this is a joke come here and watch my staff work from Sun up to Sun down.. This is not a flu. It's not a Spanish flu it's a new strain of a killer. I see people in the street there about 25 to 40 not wearing mask. Laughingly were all crazy. This is the age group killing us. I won't get it I have no problems. Well keep walking around like it's a normal day. There is nothing that's normal about this.


I stay in . I go out for ten minutes and walk a half a block a week. I go over my coins. Watch old t.v. shows. do something. I'm in the danger age. I'm 67. I have many problems but I also have anaemia. That means my system is comprimised. I have a better chance than most of you being a causalityof this war. I repeat don't think because we're you live it won't find you it will. I had an encounter when someone was walking next to me no !ask. Yes I shot my mouth of. Sir would you kindly were a mask? No one tells me. I said I'm not telling you I'm asking you and I don't care about you I care about me. I stopped and let him go on. Nothing I'm telling you is new.people have become complacent. That's the problem. Everything was opening they thought it was over It's not. It's getting worse. If your not scared you better be.



Yes we have something to fight this . Three companies have come out with a vacine. But to distribute it won't take a day. Months. This is were I would call up the National guard to help distribution the anti virus. But right now the light at the end of the tunnel is an on coming train.. That will change. So I ask all of you who are thinking of a big thanksgiving please cancel your plans. Put your pride in your pocket and stay home.. Forget the idea I'm not going to get this. You write blogs about shows. I' was ready to go to my first when this hit. Ask yourself this. Is your life worth the price of a coin? No it's not. When I checked the map this morning just put your neighbood in your browser . We're I live we are open. It has gone up. But it's still eating outside. Ten% of restaurants can open. Deliverys. That's the best if you didn't get to shop. Everyone I see except a few are keeping to the rules.

Wearing a mask. Wow that's such a convenience I can't do that. Can you live with respirator down your throat. ? I chose a mask and washing hands. Is that to much to ask. Well if it is I wish you luck just stay the heck away from us. When this was announced I called in a favor and spoke to a high ranking official at the C.D.C. . His number did not come up on my screen. He said you Mike I said yes. I asked what are we up against ? Is this the flu. He replied this is hell and it's not the flu. How long .? Two years at the most That call scared me to death. I only told a few people on the site. . Why because they didn't know how to fight this.. Shows. Come on Broadway shows gone, sports gone, no one in the seats. Going to the movies gone. I will say it again. I feel terrible for those who lock up there tables and coins and travel all over the states. There income has been shattered because of this. What about those who have health problems and were looking to go to my first show. Yes it's affected our buying. The face to face meeting of a friend on the site. I want to talk without a mask . I waited this long.I can wait longer. That's why i wrote this. Those who go to small shows your only kidding yourself. It's small I won't get it. ..and We all have to do our part. We do that the numbers will drop the vaccine will be out and the best part I will meet you at the shows.!! The prices are going up everywhere with coins. Dealers ebay other internet sites.. I write this because I'm worried. I was upset when Mokie and his family had somerhing. Thank God it wasn't covid.19.


Kids.mow.are getting it. It's like this thing is in the clouds and dropping all over us. Please follow.The simple steps and protect yourself and others.Mask wash hands and face and stay home. Soon you know it this will be over. The next few months will tell us how were doing. I felt Some one has to write this. It affects every part of our hobby. Even club meetings have been cancelled.!. Yes this is a matter of life and death. Stay safe,Stay well . Yes America wins again!! And the light at the end of a tunnel is not a coming train!!! We will win out. All we have to do follow the rules. That simple..

Thanks . Stay safe and stay well!!









Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Everything that closes down is due to precautions and keeping people safe.

Long Beard

Level 5

While I wear one regularly, at work and while shopping, I find myself questioning the effectiveness of a mask. First, this virus originated from a part of the world where people having been wearing them for better than ten years. Second, the CDC still recommends a 6 foot distance. Personally, I feel that I'm either going to get it or I won't. The earth will still spin and the sun still shine. So just enjoy the temporary stay.

Mike

Level 7

Thanks for the comment. I can say as someone who lives in N.Y. We have come together and were basically open. Except schools as of today. Otherwise is business as usual. As proven by the C.D.C the mask does help in spreading body fluds. You need not feel symptoms but still have it. My neighbood mask and washing hands. Most stores will not let you in without a mask. Those people.wearing masks ten years ago was because of the environment pollution. Not because of a virus. I have anemia. So I'm likely to get it without a mask. Everyone can say I'm not wearing a mask. I will send you a get well card. What's our population. We're I live 2 million five hundred thousand . Add N.Y. City another 12 million. That's not counting the other boroughs N.Y. has done great. We were mask. Don't shake hands and stay in. It's that simple. In would like to see how many people got the virus wearing a mask compared to those who dont.

It's Mokie

Level 6

All true Mike, as my Dad used to say "a word to the wise is sufficient". Unfortunately, this world seems to have a high population of the unwise.

Kepi

Level 6

All good points! We were going to a coin show in Las Vegas but have since canceled. Can't take the chance.

I hope this doesn't continue through the next few months. Christmas and Thanksgiving are canceled for me. It won't be the same.

Golfer

Level 5

Trying to be safe and follow rules. Looks like another lockdown is coming ? Scarey winter coming?

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Thank you for this insightful blog. I agree with the majority of your points, and hope that you follow your own advice in the last sentence. Cheers, NM

"SUN"

Level 6

Good words. This is a good hobby to enjoy even when there is trouble around us.

coinsbygary

Level 5

We're canceling our family Christmas celebration at my Mom's house, who is 81 years old. While we all hate to do this, I told my mom that I didn't want to infect her inadvertently. I went on to say that her health was more important to me. I usually celebrate Thanksgiving with my son and his girlfriend. Now that's off. What I will do is prepare him healthy portions of our Thanksgiving feast for him to pick-up curbside.

CentSearcher

Level 5

I completely agree. As much as I wanted to attend my first coin show, I decided to wait until Covid 19 is over. Stay safe!

Longstrider

Level 6

Canceled our plans for a coin show and meeting a couple from this site. Was to be this weekend. We all are messed up and just didn't feel right. Oh well. Another in December, right by my birthday. Hmmm.

Stumpy

Level 5

Well said, that is why I am not a member of a local coin Club, they are not active at this time, no meetings, joining, nada. Later!

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