We awake to a strange week ahead. COVD-19 has changed the face of American. How so, you may say? Well, in 2008 the unemployment numbers were around 500,000. This morning? We are waking up to an unemployment number of 3.3 million Americans.
We awake to the country with the most COVD-19 cases, now topping China and Italy.
We are waking up to a country that just approved a $2.2 trillion dollar stimulus package to prop up a devastated economy.
We awake to a country where you likely cannot go eat with friends and family at the local spot.
We are waking up to a country in which the State Department has issued the highest travel advisory it can issue, and the Canadian-American border has been shut down due to non-essential travel.
We awake to a country in which a major automobile manufacturer has been ordered to manufacture ventilators via the Defense Production Act.
Today is a strange day. The current presidential race is in the back of everyone’s minds, but it’s not as important as two thousand Americans who have passed and the 120,000 who are currently infected (that we know of.)
How has the Coronavirus affected your life? Let me know in the comments below. We’ll be sharing a couple featured comments in tomorrow’s newsletter.
As strange as today is, Strictly News is here as always, with just the news.
Matthew – Strictly News