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    It's Time to Give Up Recreational Boating and Sport Fishing - 05 Apr, 2020

    With 1,344 new deaths reported Saturday, the US had the most fatalities recorded in one day. We now have almost 3 times the number of COVID-19 cases as the next worst affected country (Spain). 

    The big test will come in the next few days, said Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
      "The next two weeks are extraordinarily important," Birx said. "This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy, but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe, and that means everybody doing the six feet distancing, washing your hands."

      Let's be honest.  Recreational boating and sport fishing are non-essential activities.  And that includes guys running charters.  The captains need to step up and shut things down and everybody else needs to stop using the ramps for the next 2 weeks. 

      This epidemic is still in the early stages around here.  But it is just a matter of time before things get like they are in New York or New Orleans unless we take steps to slow it down.  This thing is going to kill more Americans than the Vietnam War. Possibly a lot more. We need to become soldiers in this battle. 

      We all need to take personal responsibility and STAY HOME. 

      If anybody needs motivation, check this site out daily.

      https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

      Click on US to watch the number of cases increase each day.