The Weekend Update: A Note concerning Pandemics

I/We write this blog fairly ahead of time on our couple blog, Couple Out Loud. Chores, crafts, events; all have already happened before you read this. That way, we keep ahead, able to keep content coming. It’s March as I write this and we’re in the middle on a Pandemic. Today, the province of Ontario declared a state of Emergency. Borders are closed. Grocery Stores are bare. Cases are few here, but China, Italy and Spain have been hit hardest. Many countries are on full lockdown. It’s so surreal even just writing these words; like a bad movie. Hopefully by the time this is published the threat will have passed. But some experts are warning that this will continue into fall – and even if it passed suddenly tomorrow, the economical and social repercussions will be staggering. So, stay healthy, stay safe. I hope to keep writing.

Richard James Lee is a Canadian-born Writer, Chef and Entrepreneur. He is the Editor in Chief of Ions and Chef of Kayak SmokeHouse in Toronto. His Printed Works include Dark City Streets and White.