What Should We Worry About Now?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it. The news should be brought up on charges of slander, to itself. When did it go from truth to non-fiction, since facts seem to be flagging behind the rope line.

I’m speaking of the new virus that’s stalking us, and no, I’m not wearing a mask that are selling like hotcakes, even if Gucci makes one.

Yes, I’ll wash my hands which you should do anyway, and not touch my face before I do, but this blast of fear that’s flipping us all out, doesn’t seem to be helping anyone.

My 76 year-old neighbor, who rarely leaves his house as it is, has now announced he’s never leaving again even to go to the market. He’s enrolled in Fresh Direct and is having his morning paper delivered. He’s also wearing rubber gloves, like a proctologist.

He wrote me a note that said…I’d appreciate it very much if you didn’t leave me bagels anymore, since we don’t know anything about the baker.


He also cautioned me about Chinese food since, he saw…


it all started from Asians eating bat soup…no this isn’t poetic license, I’m a much better writer than that, I’d like to think, and also feel, we owe all bats an apology.

John Oliver, from the Daily Beast, explained it best.


Go John!

How did I respond to my neighbor’s note?

I simply said….


Love thy neighbor.          

P.S. All humor aside…more will be revealed, when those who really know the facts, tell us. In the meantime, we should take reasonable precautions.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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36 Responses to What Should We Worry About Now?

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    News always seems to get blown up. There has to be a headline to get you to pick up the paper or stay tuned to the news. It’s the ‘news’ online that really goes above and beyond the usual fluffing.
    The political re-postings from both sides have become nothing more than ridiculous tirades. I can’t believe people I know, who are normally sane, don’t mind attaching their names to these works of fiction. Unfortunately, when a post containing truth appears, it gets buried..

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  2. Americans used to be truthful, innovative, take-charge people. Now, led by folks who call themselves journalists, we are turning into blathering idiots.

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  3. Sorryless says:

    I love (and relate) to this advice you gave your neighbor. Did you know that Corona beer sales have suffered since news of the virus started going all Kim Kardashian on us?

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  4. Vasca says:

    The Media is ‘killing’ us and not softly or kindly. They put out crazy responses like mad dogs! There’s nothing left of ‘good journalism’…it’s about drawing the most readers, the most viewers…the most EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE and it’s absolutely creating pandemonium. I hear they are hiring any Chicken Little’s w/very loud voices and strong lungs. They labeled corona virus a pandemic when they first sniffed it. It seems in Seattle all toilet paper, masks are hoarded… store shelves empty. Who knew? People die every day in accidents, murders, cancer…diseases galore. People are losing their sanity…or maybe they hadn’t much for starters. I’m just gonna’ do the usual daily stuff…being normally clean. Ooh, I used ‘normal’…is it dying out? Don’t answer that. Aargh!


    • Don’t read the news. Read Jane Austen instead. 😊


      • Vasca says:

        Thanks for the advice.


      • More a suggestion. I find reading cures all. I’m in the thralls of a book on Elizabeth Taylor I can’t put down by J. Randy Taraborelli. She just met Richard Burton on the set of Cleopatra. She swans in like the real Queen of the Nile and his first words to her were…you’re a little fat, but do have a pretty face. See why I can’t put it down? Sure beats worrying about an epidemic. 🙂


  5. E says:

    Thank you for writing this. As a self-confessed irrational hypochondriac I’m SO over it. When things like this happen it reveals the general lack of emotional intelligence in western culture. My day job exposes me to all kinds of horrible statistics which make the panic surrounding this one thing seem…obnoxious? Silly? Insulting?
    I bought some Lysol wipes and will continue to wash my hands but I cannot live this one life paralyzed by media induced hysterics. Oy.

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  6. -Eugenia says:

    Tis ludicrous what goes on. We have to vigilant in what we believe. Amazon dumped hundreds of their retailers that were gouging the public. Stay healthy, use Lysol on all surfaces and wash your hands – common sense!

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  7. Dr Namrata says:

    Very well written…humorous….Yes, washing hands are most important.

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  8. Reasonable is a good word. I don’t wash hands constantly, but try to often. I am not going to shy away from people any more than I have before. Being kind and civil is what will help us get out of this mess. There’s a TED talk on “what we know about the Coronavirus”. I think I will watch it.

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  9. Dale says:

    Excellent advice to your neighbour. I’m just off a cruise ship – imagine that: not ALL of them are affected – AND woe of woes (dripping sarcasm here) I must layover in JFK for three hours this evening. However will I survive if I’m to listen to the news?

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