Cruising The Denial

There will be 88,000 alcohol related deaths this year, and every year. I am the only one in the combined families that gives a rat’s ass. I will be calling up AA headquarters to see if it is safe to going to my meeting Thursday night. Alcoholic deaths might triple because THIS DISEASE weakens your immune system. Drug addicts will also be more subject to dying, as are pregnant mothers. My granddaughter Lily Rose Presco will be born in two weeks.

Most of the people in the Hanson and Presco family suffered greatly from alcoholism, this is why they thwarted my Sobriety Novel that would include the miracle of my sixteen year old daughter coming into my life. But, her alcoholic aunt and uncle became alarmed. They were afraid I would degrade them. So did Mark and Vicki Presco. This is why my siblings bid Snyder to depict our famous sister as a Happy Debonair Drunk In Recovery, she being the Talk of the Town – while not drinking a drop. This IMAGE was summoned from a fake sponsor, aimed at making me looking bad – only – and negating my recovery novel that outsiders and a ghost writer – got covered! No need to hear from me!

Yesterday, I saw Heather and Patrice wearing flowery wreath on facebook. The Enchanted Wiccan Healing session-class just ended. My daughter posts a letter from a happy customer. I didn’t go see my therapist last week (she has a degree) for fear of coronavirus. I was going to talk about not being able to have a relationship with my offspring…..BECAUSE OF DENIAL….you know, the shit our President is in as he frets about how a world wide virus hurts his image and, may cause him to lose the election. His buddy Putin is locking up people, and declared himself President for life – no matter what!

All of this does not matter, because the future of the world has been put on hold. Lily Rose Presco….will be born a Coronavirus Kid! Her future looks very bleak. Already she is being employed in The Miracle Healing Program of The Divine Wreath of Womanly Flowers. The Rosary was invented to deal with the plague. I am the Dark Destroyer of Blissful Denial. I deserve to die!

John Presco

Harvard Student Will Rowley carries moving boxes to pack up his things in Cambridge, MA on March 10, 2020. All Harvard University courses will move to remote instruction beginning March 23 as a result of a growing global coronavirus outbreak, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email Tuesday morning. The University will also ask students not to return from spring break.
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Colleges across the country have begun to cancel classes among growing COVID-19, or coronavirus, fears. National Public Radio estimates that more than 600,000 students have been impacted.

One of the latest schools to shut its doors is Harvard.

On Tuesday, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow announced the school would transition to virtual classes for undergraduate and graduate students. He also said students would be asked not to return to campus following spring break and that the school would no longer be hosting non-essential gatherings of more than 25 people.

An email Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana sent that day clarified that students would be required to evacuate their dorms in five days. The move has highlighted the bold steps some schools are taking to address coronavirus — as well as the unintended impact of such actions.

Alcohol-Related Deaths:

      • An estimated 88,0005 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women5) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity.6
      • In 2014, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 9,967 deaths (31 percent of overall driving fatalities).7

Economic Burden:

      • In 2010, alcohol misuse cost the United States $249.0 billion.8
      • Three-quarters of the total cost of alcohol misuse is related to binge drinking.8

Global Burden:

      • In 2012, 3.3 million deaths, or 5.9 percent of all global deaths (7.6 percent for men and 4.0 percent for women), were attributable to alcohol consumption.9
      • In 2014, the World Health Organization reported that alcohol contributed to more than 200 diseases and injury-related health conditions, most notably DSM–IV alcohol dependence (see sidebar), liver cirrhosis, cancers, and injuries.10 In 2012, 5.1 percent of the burden of disease and injury worldwide (139 million disability-adjusted life-years) was attributable to alcohol consumption.9
      • Globally, alcohol misuse was the fifth leading risk factor for premature death and disability in 2010. Among people between the ages of 15 and 49, it is the first.11 In the age group 20–39 years, approximately 25 percent of the total deaths are alcohol attributable.12

Family Consequences:

The latest

The White House descended into a flurry of recriminations and meetings on Monday as staffers quarreled over how to control a deepening public health and economic crisis. – POLITICO


Fissures between the White House and national health agencies have begun to expand as coronavirus spreads, creating dissonance between President Donald Trump and professionals tasked with containing the virus. – CNN


Trump’s brief remarks this week were the latest step in a progression of messaging on the virus that has shifted from what some described as overly optimistic to a tacit recognition of the hurdles the virus poses for his presidency. – USA TODAY

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/11/politics/schumer-coronavirus-emergency-declaration/index.html

https://nypost.com/2020/03/11/angela-merkel-warns-that-70-of-germans-could-get-coronavirus/

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/n-y-gov-cuomo-questions-low-rate-coronavirus-testing-u-n1155331

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/10/world/europe/putin-president-russia.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/new-york-gov-cuomo-to-deploy-national-guard-to-new-rochelle-establishes-containment-center-to-stem-coronavirus.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/turkey-threatens-heavy-retaliation-idlib-ceasefire-broken-200311093653110.html

https://www.foxnews.com/world/italy-coronavirus-death-toll-rises-first-day-lockdown

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/11/russians-start-hoarding-food-over-coronavirus-fears-a69572

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/world/europe/coronavirus-russia-china-commerce.html

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I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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