A mother of small children told me how she speaks with her children “in simple, truthful terms, how some are getting sick from this virus, but this will not last.” This Mom spoke “simple truth” to her kids when the children’s father died a few years ago. Now she works full time while her children “Zoom” with teachers each day and she supervises “home schooling”. Like lots of moms, she is one of today’s heroines.

How fortunate we are to have Zoom (Go-to-Meeting, etc.) to do business, have certain court hearings, have proms, graduations, see grandchildren, have Marietta Rotary meetings, and maybe even say “goodbye” to a loved one in the hospital.

If this pandemic had happened 10 years ago, we simply could not have stayed “together” while we were so socially distanced.

One international consulting firm told 35,000 worldwide employees to simply work from home, and their jobs were secure.

When we listen to the enthusiasm of Bill Gates whose software helped create our virtual world, talk about building a “library of anti-viral vaccines for this pandemic and the next one”, which his foundation is helping fund, the future is so exciting. Mr. Gates is changing the world. He wrote in The Economist that potential cancer cures may come from this viral research, and the world will benefit in shared cooperation and goodwill.

The simple truth is, the future is bright.

Daniel F. Kirk




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