Update: The Writer’s Life Under the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown – By Rosaliene Bacchus

  By Rosaliene Bacchus – BLOG: Three Worlds One Vision –  ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA

Seven months have now passed since I first posted about life during the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time in May, more than 67,000 of our loved ones were taken from us. With our collaboration, this formidable foe continues to contaminate, maim, and kill. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as at December 5, 2020, a total of 277,825 Americans have lost their lives. Their grieving families are devastated.

Here in California, America’s most populous state, we now rank in top place with more than 1.2 million infected individuals. Over 19,400 people have died. A recent surge in new infections have heightened the threat. In just 24 hours last week, 18,591 people were infected.       

COVID-19 does not suffer from battle fatigue. Our weapon to counter this coronavirus will soon be deployed. Relief is on the horizon, but, until then, we must counter its rapid spread.




UNDER THE TAMARIND TREE  — A Novel by Rosaliene Bacchus

In this compelling story, a man who has endured much tragedy as a boy reaps the bitter fruit of deceit sown by his deceased father, threatening all he loves. While growing up in British Guiana, Richard Cheong wrestles with guilt after his younger brother is murdered and his mother’s death shortly thereafter.

As the lone surviving son, Richard believes that only a son can redeem his tormented soul and end his life of poverty and servitude to his father’s sister. After he marries the beautiful and headstrong Gloria, she bears him three girls. But in 1953 as Richard awaits the birth of what he hopes will be his first son, the British governor orchestrates a troop invasion, suspends the Guianese Constitution, and disbands the leftist government. As a chain of events unfurls that splinters Richard’s life and alters the course of his country, political unrest rages across the colony.


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  • Dennis Albert  On 12/08/2020 at 1:09 am

    When this COVID gon done, really?
    It’s been almost a year since the virus was on the news. Money running out I hear in NYC.

  • brandli62  On 12/08/2020 at 4:11 am

    Didn’t Trump promise that the virus will disappear the day after the elections?

    • wally n  On 12/08/2020 at 2:40 pm

      WELL…….technically Election not quite over….yet

      • brandli62  On 12/08/2020 at 3:32 pm

        Guess, you have a point there, Wally!
        But it is a very legalistic one…. 🙂

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 12/08/2020 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing my post, Cyril! Much appreciated 🙂

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