Sunday, March 29, 2020

Memorial Day 2020 - A Day of New Beginnings?

Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. Per the timeline at the end of this post, it falls during the 28th week (6th month) since the first confirmed Covid-19 case in China and the 18th week (4th month) since the first confirmed Covid-19 case in the United States.

Hopefully, Memorial Day 2020 will not only be a day of remembrance for those lost in wars plus those lost in the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, but it will mark a week of new beginnings. Hopefully, new cases will have become minimal permitting many states to soon lift business closure orders and "shelter-in-place" orders for people under 65 (but not "safe distance"rules).

As you look down the timeline note with hope that by the 4th of July "safe distance" rules can be relaxed permitting parades and concerts. And hopefully by Labor Day on September 7th most workers will have returned to work.

Oh, and on November 3, 2020, Election Day, just short of one year since the first case appeared in China, hopefully we will be advancing into a new economic normal of prosperity.

This all assumes that the peak caseload in most of the United States will occur shortly before or after Easter Week. Hopefully this timeline is not full of wishful thinking....

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