Thought I'd start this new thread, as it was likely I who turned Woody's harmless comment on the cancellation of sports POLITICAL with my first response. But someone asked 'Eggo if he lived in So.California (which he corrected to G.Rapids), "Where things are really bad, huh?"
How about S.Cal? One of my best friends and business partners lives in Encino (upscale LA 'burb). When I asked him, HERE is his reply:
"Hi, Mike –
Yes, we’re hunkering down here with the Covid situation. The fire department has asked the no one call 911 unless it’s an absolute emergency. Ambulances are waiting approximately 17 hours in line at the hospitals, waiting for a bed to open up so that the patient can be removed from the ambulance. Many do not make it. And it ties up the ambulance for the whole day. The fire department has announced that if you die, they will make one attempt to revive you. If they can’t, you will not be taken to a hospital, they will just leave you at home or wherever you are. It takes approximately three weeks wait for a funeral home to take you because they are so backlogged. And that time is getting longer. It’s a mess so we’re staying away from everyone and everything. Many, many of my friends are sick with Covid-19 but most are at home. However, the husband of <wife's name>'s weekend caregiver got it and died a week ago Tuesday. So very sad. Haven’t seen the kids or grandkids either."
See what I meant in the subject line????