I look outside and everything seems normal. My kids are playing. Inside my wife is painting our family room. I am getting ready to make dinner and thinking about the work week ahead. It seems like a normal Sunday on the surface. But this is not normal.
I went to the grocery store and they were out of bread, eggs, and toilet paper. Aside from maybe salt at the end of winter, I do not recall having to worry about shortages of basic goods. Should I worry about shortages of basic goods? It seems we all need to relax, but CNN is telling me that interest rates are zero and we have started quantitative easing. Should I worry?
I am lucky that I am a tenured professor. My classed were moved online, and the kids’ school was cancelled, but I can be home with them. But my wife is a nurse practitioner who’s day will not consist of hunkering down. Should we worry?
I am running for city council and do not know if I should be knocking on doors. We have a debate tomorrow night that is still on. Is that a good idea? Should I worry?
My most level-headed friends that were pretty relaxed about this a couple days ago seem less relaxed today. If they are worried, should I be worried?
This is all just so scary and surreal.