Coronavirus in History

Coronavirus in History

March 13, 2020

We are living through some very strange times.

Long Beach reported a few cases of COVID-19. It seems that it was inevitable that it would reach us. Unless it is an island without an airport, docks and bridges, some contact to someone who has been exposed is inevitable. After all, there are six degrees of separation, this time not in a nice way.

This crisis surpasses any other I’ve been through. Since I was born, I remember a few historic moments in time.

In the 1970s, I was a young girl in Trinidad. I remember the Black Power movement.

On January 17, 1994, I was young adult in California when the Northridge Earthquake hit. I remember walking past buildings in Santa Monica that had transformed into a wavelike pattern.

On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked airplanes and flew them into American landmarks in New York and Washington DC, killing thousands and changing air transportation on a massive scale.

There have been wars in my life time, but these were experienced from a distance. Observed, rather than experienced.

In Winter 2020… now… there is the Coronavirus Pandemic. I will share with you my experiences. I don’t suppose you’ll find anything here that you can’t read elsewhere, with the exception of one person’s perspective. Here we go.