It seems odd that the lifting of some restrictions on local business happens to have coincided with the very moment that the Corona Virus pandemic is surging here.
New cases and death rates have skyrocketed over the past week, right in sync with the reopening of restaurants, beauty and barber shops, clothing stores and other enterprises consumers most treasure.
I worry about the all the aging foreigners who are rushing to get back into the swing of things. I understand the eagerness for fixing ragged hairdos and the luxury of a good mani-pedi. I can relate to cravings to dine out, forgoing the tedious at-home shopping-cooking-cleanup routine to sit down for a tasty meal and the relaxed atmosphere that goes with friendly table service.
Aside from such personal pleasures, getting out there again is certain a good thing for the community, for business people and employees who have relinquished regular income over the past couple of month. But it just doesn’t feel like the right time to throw caution to the wind and give the Covid beast a chance to come on with the vengeance…it won’t be pretty.