Friday

Quick entry today thanks to a small observation I made. On my visit to the local pharmacy today to buy some masks, the gentleman at the counter told me that, one, his family was worried and wanted him to stop visiting the store lest he come down with COVID-19 himself; and two, the city administration had strictly warned pharmacies not to sell over-the-counter fever medication so that people developing a fever would compulsorily have to visit a hospital and could be tested for COVID-19.

I have no recollection of how this conversation came about, but I certainly do not regret it. It was a reminder that we are fighting this disease in a variety of ways and that the people selling medicines have families back home too who are just as worried as anyone else—not that I needed such a reminder.