I keep hearing from those who had to travel for essential purposes. Flights are up to half capacity, now that no one can sit in the middle seat of each row. Masks are being worn – except for a few instances caught on social media. Hotels are mostly open. Rental car agencies are still providing vehicles to the few travelers out there.
Being (self) quarantined and practicing social distancing has caused some form of cabin fever amid the quest for answers from the powers to be. While our first responders and healthcare workers are doing their best with limited resources to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are doing what we can to maintain our health and dignity during these times.
There have been plenty of responses to the COVID-19 situation that has permeated into this country. It was reported that the USA now has the most confirmed cases in the world. This has prompted continued responses from governments and the automotive industry to try to stem this virus from doing further damage to society and the economy.
Ford announced on Tuesday, March 24 that they will start producing more than 100,000 plastic face shields for “medical professionals, factory workers, and store clerks” per week at one of their assembly plants in Michigan. They will also produce ventilators, as well as Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, for patients, healthcare professionals, and first responders, as well.
This is a question that we all should be asking our family, friends, enemies, and other human beings during this period of self-quarantine and social distancing because of the COVID-19 situation. It has not been easy for us, as a whole. Some have reached a breaking point. Others have rolled onward the best they can.