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Corona virus: Atlanta looked quiet today

Auburn Avenue was not popping…

Atlanta was quiet today.  I took a MARTA ride to Auburn Avenue for a haircut.  There were no major events that I knew of occurring in the city, although I did see a few members of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority heading to some type of get together at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Center.  I was tempted to stop and introduce myself to a couple of the ladies and let them know I was a Sigma Gamma Rho “Rhomeo” (their little brother organization), but I figured it wasn’t that damned important, so I kept trucking to my barber.

Traffic at the barbershop was a little lighter than usual.  I guess some people have decided to forego the crowds even if it meant not keeping their hair tight.  Or maybe it is the middle of the month and some people are short on cash until month’s end.  Who knows.

Quiet in the West End also …

The West End, which usually gets “lit” on a weekend has been very quiet.  Traffic on the street was not heavy.  The neighborhood CVS was quiet as well. Fortunately, I was able to find toilet paper which for some reason has evaporated off of the shelves at Kroger, Target, and other large stores.  I heard Family Dollar had toilet paper in stock but I can’t confirm this since I haven’t stepped in that store in probably six or seven years and would like to keep that streak going.

And yes, the hysteria is annoying …

The highly politicized climate has Democrats coming yea close to blaming President Trump for the Corona virus outbreak.  By China’s admission, the outbreak started in their country and continuing almost twenty years of reduction to the budgets of agencies that make their name on responding to or studying diseases didn’t give Mr Trump any leadership optics.  Nor does providing the public updates on the virus while wearing a “Make America Great Again” red hat and open collar shirt while members of your administration stand behind you wearing suits make you look presidential.

But on the flip side, maybe just enough Atlantans decided to follow the President’s relaxed lead, opting for shopping, sipping coffee outside, and taking a jog in warm today’s warm weather.

No worries.  We are still alive….