Take Mark Sonego. The same week he was furloughed from his job in furniture sales, he called his doctor, wheezing and feverish. The doctor’s office was closed, and the woman who answered the phone told him to go to a San Antonio emergency room and urgent care center, where he had his nose and throat swabbed and a CAT scan taken..
The North Eastern, Jarrow, 1980s. It was built by Charles Palmer as accommodation for senior medical staff who manned the naer by Palmer Memorial Hospital. (Image: All photographs courtesy of Paul Perry)Our recent features on Scotswood Road and Gateshead High Street recalled how each location was said to have boasted dozens of pubs at one time or another in the late 19th into the 20th centuries.The exact numbers are apocryphal, but there are thought to have been more than 50 lining both sides of Newcastle’s famous Scotswood Road, while there were more than 30 across the River Tyne along the length of the High Street in Gateshead.Many of those old pubs, serving generations of Tyneside’s hard working, hard drinking men, are long since vanished victims of gradual de industrialisation, mass demolition, people moving away and changing tastes and habits.Another town which was once home to an impressive number of pubs was Jarrow, in South Tyneside.Famous as the home of the Venerable Bede in the 8th century and, much later, for its 1936 Jarrow Crusade, the town expanded at a rapid rate hand in hand with Palmer’s giant steelworks and shipyard which became, by far, the major local employer.And, naturally, working men in Jarrow like elsewhere enjoyed a drink or two.He says: “At one time or another, there were 54 pubs in Jarrow, which was quite an astonishing figure.”They catered for the town’s thousands of workers.
If we really want to undo this narrative, then we have to move from shock to action. The numbers are there. The question is: What are we ready to do about it?”. Instead he put together a of a T shirt, a simple web store, and used social media to generate pre orders. The first day I sold 72 T shirts, with zero dollars up front, just with a Photoshop mockup file. That was $1,400 in sales, the first day.
Anyways, perhaps they just weren’t feeling it when they finally met you and saw how you conduct yourself. There isn’t really anything you can do about that. Just keep going on dates and don’t get too attached. So, in emergency departments, we’re seeing more cases of COVID 19. Some of these people are presenting what might be described as typical symptoms, like fever, shortness of breath, cough or muscle aches, sore throat or diarrhea. And many of them are presenting with quite mild symptoms.