This is important.

To tell you the truth, I did not plan to send any more Covid-19 missives, at least not for a while, but then today people started dying and then I got this video from Amy:

“How to Significantly Slow Coronavirus? (featuring Minister of Health of the Czech Rep.) #Masks4All”

You should watch it, immediately.
And if you doubt it, then read this article in the “Washington Post”:

“Simple DIY masks could help flatten the curve. We should all wear them in public. Got a T-shirt? You can make a mask at home.”

And yes, this article appears to be behind a paywall, but you’ll get the gist just by watching the video.

But let me just quote the first paragraph:

“When historians tally up the many missteps policymakers have made in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the senseless and unscientific push for the general public to avoid wearing masks should be near the top.”

Makes total sense, right?

Once again, watch the video.

So, this has been an off-putting day. First my younger sister Wendy texted me that Joe Diffie died of Covid-19, and then Alex Sax, my engineer at SiriusXM. texted to tell me that Alan Merrill, who co-wrote “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” passed of Covid-19, and then came the kicker, that John Prine had it too and was in critical condition.

I expected people I knew personally to die first, I didn’t think it would hit famous artists. And no matter what anybody says, this number of artists does not die in such a short period of time. Should we expect more?

Now I’m gonna dance lightly here. Because if I wade into politics people will sign off, they’ve been doing so in droves, asking me to get back to music, they want to hear no more, but…

We’ve got to get over this concept that the United States is the best country in the world and no one else has anything to offer. And that we cannot examine ourselves and make change. I heard that we’ve rejected Chinese ventilators, is that true?

That’s the problem, we’re all inundated with messages all day long. We’re sending each other videos, imploring each other to watch them when most are redundant or inaccurate or just plain biased. To the point where I thought this Czech video Amy was sending me had to be bogus, until I clicked through, watched and then Googled and learned it was very real.

This makes total sense, I won’t even bother to elaborate. The video is under four minutes long, you can make the time, it’s not onerous.

But, if you’d like to make a bigger investment, my shrink recommended this video that has been sent to me many times recently:


If you’ve got an hour, and you’re anxious about the virus, watch this, it’s extremely informative. In terms of behavior, it’s the best thing I’ve seen.

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