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This narrative is a personal account of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on my life in 2020. Three factors come to bear on my reactions. First, I am 75 years old. Second, I have a minor heart condition. Third, I am a scientist. The first two put me in a higher risk category, and my behavior changed accordingly. The third is the window through which I view the world. It affects my reaction to data as the nature of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 are revealed. I follow numerous information sources about the pandemic and share those articles on Facebook. Retirement provides me with the time for extensive reading about the subject, time I would not have if I still worked full time. I plan to chronicle the pandemic from its outbreak in Wuhan, China, to the advent of successful therapies ̶ vaccines and other treatments. That chronicle will be placed in the Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) Archives upon completion, hopefully in 2021.

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Clark County Historical Journal

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Copyright © 2020 Clark County Historical Journal



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