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Thread #167540   Message #4043238
Posted By: Felipa
30-Mar-20 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: Obit: John Prine (1946-2020)
Subject: RE: John Prine very ill with corona virus
According to the Taste of Country article (Jack Campin's link at the beginning of this discussion), earlier - I think when his wife was diagnosed with Corona virus -John Prine made this statement:

"I'm asking you to please stay at home. That's all," Prine said at the time. "The government can help, and I think they are really starting to really figure out that this is serious, this is life and death for God knows how many Americans. They can help, but, honestly, it is truly in our hands. It is up to us Americans to make an individual decision for our families and say, 'You know what? This is scary as hell. I may not get a paycheck next week. I don't know what I'm gonna do with the kids' ...
"Just stay home. Please, stay home," Prine added. "I think we'll get through this if we do it together."
J think that if Prine recovers, he could write a wonderful song about Covid-19 and how the epidemic affects people.