Top 10 best things about the coronavirus
The coronavirus isn’t all bad. It might take awhile, but here are 10 good things I think will come after the corona virus is no longer front page news.
#1. The United States will end its insane reliance on foreign countries to produce our drugs and medical supplies.
#2. Bringing those drug and medical supply factories home to U.S. soil will result in more high quality manufacturing jobs for Americans.
#3. An economic boom will follow as those well-paid workers invest in homes, automobiles and the stock market.
#4. The stock market will rebound bigly. (It has to, right?) 401Ks, pension funds and other retirement accounts will be flush again.
#5. Huge advances will be made in telemedicine. Routine trips to the doctor will be permanently replaced with convenient, video calls.
#6. People will realize the wonders of distance learning. (Did this 15 years ago – just sayin’.)
#7. Increased hand washing will save lives — not from the coronavirus but from the flu, e-coli and other diseases that kill thousands of Americans every year.
#8. Families will spend time together. Wow.
#9. Difficult times bring out the best in people. It’s a wonder to behold people in this community stepping up to help elderly neighbors, families with kids and those “at risk.” Way to go, Luverne.
#10. One of the best outcomes of the coronavirus for me are the jokes people are telling.
Among my favorite:
“I realized what I consider everyday life, others consider ‘quarantine.’”
A question, “When you sing Happy Birthday while washing your hands — are you singing to your hands or to the virus?”
Chins up, everyone. We might be six feet apart, but we’re all in this together.