Living with COVID-19 Today

May 10th, 2020

I have been meaning to start writing this for a while now. It’s now been about 2 months since we here in Central Texas have been dealing with “Living with COVID-19”. I am taking the announcement of the Cancellation of SXSW 2020 on March 6th as the beginning.

Like many I too follow the trend. I use worldometer as my main source. According to them, we have 38,642 Cases, 1,111 deaths and 23,589 Recoveries. Current active cases are 13,942. Also we have tested 489,294. Given our population of 29.9 million the test rate is about 1.6%.

The State of Texas has lifted some restrictions a week ago and is planning to ease more over the next few weeks. We know how we have been able to manage the spread by locking down. We will now find out how the easing, i.e., lifting of the restrictions, will be affecting.

May 17th, 2020

It just coincidentally happens to be a week since I last posted. I am not planning to post every week or something. But seeing that it’s Sunday, it just might.

Anyway, I read earlier today that there was a significant rise in Coronovirus cases in Texas since the State started to lift some of the restrictions earlier in the week.

According to worldometer, there are now 48,551 Active Cases 1,353 deaths and 27,336 Recoveries.

Someone asked on FB the other day if I was ready to go out to dine and my immediate response was no, not yet. His second part of the question was when I would be ready. I knew right away that I had to idea when I would be ready. But I have been thinking since then and I think if anything I am probably more ready now (and I am still choosing to not go) then I am likely to be when they let even more ppl in. they are already talking about allowing up to 50% of the capacity to be full starting next week. We don’t even know what opening to 25% did – did things go up or down or about the same?

In the meantime, Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Arizona have filed for bankruptcy. I have not read the detail or if / how Alamo Drafthouse in Arizona is separated from Alamo Drafthouse in Texas / Austin. But the news did catch my attention and it has been on my mind.

June 3rd, 2020

According to worldometer, there are now 69,437 Active Cases 1,768 deaths and 45,859 Recoveries in Texas.

– manzoor


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