COVID-19: Oops Too Soon


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Tagging up. Don’t go too soon!

The perfect poached egg takes about four minutes in a pot of water that has come to a boil then removed from the heat and the lid placed on it. Removing the egg before the time is up will result in a half-cooked mucky slimy mess.

Oops, too soon.

Many a teenaged romantic dalliance has been thwarted by the lad’s premature expression of his, no doubt, true love.

Oops, too soon.

Oops, too soon – just doesn’t cut it during a pandemic

Every baseball season experienced MLB baserunners try to get a head-start when advancing on a caught flyball.  They tag-up, or so they believe, and take-off for the next base only to be called out upon appeal.

Oops, too soon.

Many well-meaning but inexperienced classical concert-goers have suffered the wrath of more knowledgeable patrons when they have applauded after a movement. Mistaking it for the end of the piece.

Oops, too soon.

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Perfect poached egg

All of these hasty actions have their consequences. None of them terribly hazardous to the individual or society at large. However, the attempt by several governments to reopen society amid the current COVID-19 pandemic may well result in catastrophic results. The potential for a spike in cases and deaths seem to far outweigh the need to reopen society as far as this humble blogger is concerned.

Oops, too soon – just doesn’t cut it during a pandemic.

Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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