Today I was shocked to see how many closed stores and businesses no longer exist because of COVID. I went to two phone stores today and both were closed stores. The best part is that the GPS on my phone didn’t tell me they were no longer open. Wednesday I went to a phone store only to find it was a pizza place and the company had moved about five miles away. It’s really shocking when you pass malls and particularly strip malls to see the number of closed stores. Businesses are dying because of COVID. It is not the best situation. I did read that the flu is almost non existent for this past season. I suspect it is due to people wearing masks and not crowding each other. I also saw, as long as we are discussing statistics, that nine hundred forty-nine women have died from the vaccination. I do not know if that is an accurate number. For example, near me in the states right now, the once huge Sears that was a department store and had an auto service center is now a bowling alley in part and the balance is empty. Last month I walked into a mall with my son that he said a year ago was always busy. The number of closed stores was shocking. Not to mention that their signs were removed and they were never returning. This crisis has truly affected the economy in a terrible way. In the Good Gus series, there were no closed stores. As the series progressed, new businesses were moving to Pecos. The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones. “Misplaced Trust” can easily be found online at these fine websites: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.