The leadup to the panic

March 13, 2020

From the beginning through March 13, 2020


I start journaling today because it seems that public regard for the virus has been increasing exponentially. By that I mean it wasn’t that many days ago that most people gave little regard to the virus. I myself didn’t pay much attention, because I had lived through scares about bird flu, swine flu, mad cow disease, ebola virus and zika virus (off the top of my head). None of which significantly impacted my day to day life.

Seeing so many events canceled (concerts, conferences, Buffalo Saint Patrick’s Day parades, etc), sports leagues prematurely ending their seasons and then today, the announcement that Buffalo City Schools will be closing really drove the point home that this time it’s different.

While it’s fresh in my mind, I’ll go over my perceptions from the start of the WuFlu.

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