Tagged: Coronavirus

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7 Tips for your vacation planning

Here are my tips for your vacation planning during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Before you make plans, evaluate the age and pre-existing conditions of your travel party. As we all know by now, older adults and people of any age who have a serious underlying medical condition are at higher risk for severe illness from Covid-19. It is totally okay to be concerned about the pandemic.Remember that you are not alone with your safety and health concerns relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is real and everywhere, perhaps some places much less than others, but unfortunately, it is all around us. Covid-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all 50 states, and the situation is constantly changing. If any person or establishment...

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7 Tips for a summer vacation with social distancing and Erie Canal Adventures

Estimated reading time 16 minutes – Let’s start with the hypothesis that our lives have been fundamentally and permanently changed due to the  Coronavirus pandemic. Let’s be honest, we have a long road to reach anything approaching the “normality” of December 2019. Time will show us if we are on a “new normal” or, more likely, just a constantly evolving “next normal.”  In time, as in the 1918 influenza outbreak where 50 – 100 million people worldwide died, our generation too will adapt. So, until our environment changes by finding safe therapeutics and vaccines that are used worldwide, we may be on an unwanted roller coaster of a few next normals. As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDS) puts it, “The outbreak of...

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Have fun planning a visit to the historic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, while you’re flattening the curve of coronavirus

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes – *SBFL 8 – PLANNED – It may feel surreal reading a travel blog such as mine about trips, coastal living, and boating in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic that we’re currently in. Let’s face it, social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some ways forever. One of our social obligations is to help flatten the curve of it, as much as we can. However, let’s also hope that with every passing year, humanity, and especially politicians, makes sure that history doesn’t repeat itself.  An eerie blueprint of the events and the echoing cries of the 1918 flu pandemic has been passed down to...

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1 more addition to CNN’s social distancing suggestions during the coronavirus pandemic – boating*

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes – SBFL 7* – PLANNED –   It seems that the fear and frenzy caused by health concerns due to coronavirus are spreading as fast as this 21st-century virus that just exploded into our lives. Looking at the trends and reality, it may well continue to grab headlines for perhaps the next 18-24 months.  Oh well, as the author Vivian Greene once said, ”Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.”  Let’s do it. In that spirit, Scottie Andrew, Digital News Journalist of CNN, published a great article of suggestions to deal with the changes taking place in our society because of coronavirus and its historic 2020 pandemic disease named...