John Prine tested positive for coronavirus. The navy ship Comfort pulled into New York Harbor. People were building field hospitals in Central Park. Two painful weeks are ahead, says the president.
John had part of a lung removed several years ago. He is a gifted storyteller with an ear for the heartbreaking. From his song Donald and Lydia:
But dreaming just comes natural
Like the first breath from a baby,
Like sunshine feeding daisies,
Like the love hidden deep in your heart.
Nice writing, isn’t it? Say strong, John Prine.
The scenes out of New York are awful. We have failed our medical providers. According to their governor, the worst is yet to come. When you see a great America city on the verge of mass suffering, it’s hard to comprehend.
The only bright spot in the news: some lunatic pastor in Florida got arrested for ignoring the social distancing rules when he went ahead and held his church service.