NOTE: This article contains no rumors or unfounded claims.  Hey! We're doing this coronavirus thing now apparently. If we listen to public health authorities that means practicing "social distancing". Social distancing, in the most basic and immediate sense means staying away from other people.  It means limiting how much you travel and how much you socialize face to face. When it's necessary to go out for whatever reason, social distancing means keeping a set distance away from other people.

A recent article was shared across dozens of science websites. It stated 75% of flying insects are gone[1]. They've disappeared. I was never a big fan of flying insects. They seemed to have a special need to bite me in particular, compared to other people. I've been bitten and stung more times than I like. I have to admit there's a certain part of me that feels this should be celebrated in a way. But it's really bad news. It's bad news for the bugs, the plants that depend on them for pollination and of course, the birds who ate them. I say "ate" in past tense, because, if you haven't noticed, certain bird populations are gone too.