WOW !  Another brutal night of emails, texts, and SSB traffic... I do not know if I can even catch this up.  Let's do Oregon news/status first:

TODAYS INFORMATION:   (lots of click-on links)  I wait until 0900 for all northwest updates to report in before adding here.........................................

The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board March 19 meeting is canceled until May.

New state rules on assembly: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/updated-mitigation-measures-coronavirus-response.pdf

A  statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from March 16 through Tuesday, March 31.

Lebanon VA : https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwHMPdQKJJbVhTndnrGQlgcgXfk

Oregon cases
Updated March 14, 10:16 AM EDT
US cases
Updated March 14, 10:16 AM EDT
Global cases
Updated March 14, 10:16 AM EDT
Confirmed cases
Updated March 14, 10:16 AM EDT

The viewership here is a broad and widespread assemblage of religions, political stances, ethnicities, education, ages, and socio-economic diversity, adding to that mix is the fact some who visit here are marine-oriented and some are poetry or contacts from our other previous websites.

As a result of that mish-mosh, how my postings and concepts are received and processed (intellectually) varies greatly, not always are my opinions and statements in alignment with the readers, and I welcome your continued return dialogs.

Bringing up this COVID-19 issue pushes buttons and forces readers to address (rather than ignore) the threat, and hopefully challenges each of us to "think", analyze and react to what is going on... it is not my intent to create hysteria, to "convince" or instill fear ... just, to spread awareness.

Wondering about spending even more money on another "last" shopping trip, to stock up for a possible quarantine, perhaps talking about all of this will cause alot of people to unsubscribe. I don't know, what about you? How are you feeling? Share your thoughts in the comments.

I am barely able to stay current, sift through, and debunk the incoming media from America, so, I restrict my posting on foreign country events because of time limitation... not ... disinterest, it is my intent to "only" share information and knowledge on what is happening here in America and Oregon aboard So...fea.

Growing up back on the North Coast back in the 1950’s we had Civil Defense drills at school, where we trained for the Russian Atom bomb attack… which was similar to how we lived through all those Tornado Alerts, later in military service we learned about hunkering down to "shelter in place"(s) of safety during an attack or flight deck crash, and to breath air down on the deck during a fire, trapping air in mattress covers for a flooded compartment, then living in California around earthquakes, and later traveling and living on boats in ugly violent storms has provided me with lots of experience in survival by “hiding out” from evil, disaster, and Mother Nature.

Getting through COVID-19 cannot be much worse or different, than all of those scenarios above…. maybe just as scary, but sameo-sameo ... staying calm, alert-aware and informed about your plight, knowing your surroundings, and thinking, always thinking.

According to FEMA in the US, there are 100 murders a day, 110 car accident deaths per day and 40% of the population will get cancer in their lives.  Coronavirus will prove to have a slightly higher mortality rate than the current 20,000 annual U.S. deaths per year from the flu.

65% of America is not prepared for any type of pre-announced overnight disaster, whether it is a natural disaster or otherwise is immaterial, a long term disease outbreak like COVID-19 is considered “Natural”, and almost no one is prepared.

Another omission I am seeing in this COVID-19 disaster talk is no discussion about water… clean water, food and air are always the most difficult aspect of any disaster preparedness in regards to a pandemic, bacteria and viruses both thrive in water, so make sure you have "sealed" water or a high-quality water filter, along with air filtration masks, and sealed food sources (frozen or canned).

CARE: Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of Congress, told a closed meeting of Senate staffers this week that 70 million to 150 million Americans — a third of the nation — could contract the coronavirus. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified that the mortality rate for COVID-19 will likely run near 1% (that's between 750,000 and 1.1 million).

Donald Trump Declares National Emergency over Coronavirus

Amtrak cancellations are up 300% spending on food services, arts and accommodations have dropped 80% and spending on public transportation has dropped 67%, 

Major events across the world -- St. Patrick’s Day parades across the US, Tokyo’s famous Cherry Blossom Festival, and Texas’ SXSW -- have all been cancelled.

HERE IS A COMPLETE LIST OF SPORTING EVENTS CANCELLED: https://www.golocalprov.com/sports/complete-list-of-sporting-events-shut-down-by-coronavirus

Disneyland is closing for the rest of the month, and all of New York’s Broadway theaters are shutting their doors (until at least April 13th).

Almost all Colleges and Universities are now shut down.
Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon and Ohio shut down K-12 schools.

The Smithsonian shut down museums in DC and NYC, starting tomorrow.

February medical mask sales rose more than 319%, and hand sanitizer sales jumped by 73%. 



14-day quarantines mandatory in China, with 80,932 cases and 3,169 deaths as of today.

Italy has 12,462 cases and 827 deaths, Iran has 10,075 cases and 429 deaths.  

Candian Parliament Shuts Down Over Coronavirus Spread

March 14 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday it was suspending its cruises in the United States for 30 days, an hour after Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said it suspended all its cruise voyages through April 11.
Earlier, Carnival Corp’s Italy-based unit Costa Cruises halted its trips until April 3.  Carnival’s other subsidiary, Princess Cruises had suspended its voyages for two months on Thursday.  Walt Disney’s Disney Cruise Line and Finland’s Viking Line have also temporarily paused operations. 

Canada Closes Ports to Cruise Ships; Could Impact Alaska Itineraries