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A Letter to a Friend about Covid-19

A letter to a friend,
During March Break, we enjoyed several spectacular hikes in the woods with the sun shining and few people around. The world seemed to be as it has always been.
But the world has changed and most of us are shell-shocked. A few weeks ago, we were going about our business as usual. The economy was good, March Break vacations were planned, our practices were humming away, and we enjoyed a stream of face to face meetings, events, and gatherings. Everything has suddenly changed.
One thing that has caught my eye is that many people are living and working as if this is a temporary bump. The Corona-virus/Covid-19 crisis is not a temporary inconvenience. This is a long-term restructuring of our society.
In the short-term, governments are shutting down places where people interact with one another. These include thousands of our clients, and potential clients, being shut down. Disease continues to spread because interactions are not shut down quickly enough, people are not tak…