On Friday, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced he would shut down indoor dining in New York City starting Monday. CT Governor Lamont, who has been collaborating with fellow governors during the pandemic, will not be doing the same in Connecticut.

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Lamont feels that if restaurants are closed down, people will go and find "a different environment." The bottom line is Lamont does not have plans for new restrictions. If you think NYC and CT restrictions are tough, how about Pennsylvania, where they announced a three-week shutdown of indoor dining, high school sports, casinos, bowling alleys, theatres, and more.

The United States is the world leader in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths globally. Global COVID-19 cases have surpassed 69,704,000 cases and 1,584,000 deaths. The United States, Brazil, and Germany are the countries driving the numbers upward, while Germany is considering a country lockdown after Christmas.

According to an article on the website bestlifeonline.com, dated December 9, 2020, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, states that without taking this first step, we won't be able to stop the spread of COVID. That first step to flattening the COVID curve, says Fauci is, "everyone needs to admit that we have a real problem."

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Denial is a huge issue, and those individuals who refuse to wear a mask and/or refuse to practice social distancing, for whatever reason, are causing the virus to spread as it kills more people in its' path. Unfortunately, thousands upon thousands of the country's population think that the coronavirus isn't such a big deal until they find themselves or a loved one in a hospital bed inside an ICU with a tube down their throat, not being able to breathe and trying desperately not to die alone. Please, I'm begging you to wear a mask and when your turn comes around, take the vaccine.

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