How many here are in stocking up mode?
How many expect they might get the virus?
It’s plenty true that virus kill all the time, and that “we” will survive this, but sounds like it still does kill a fair amount. Society will keep limping along, but there will be other hits.
How’s it feeling? It’s hitting home for me as I’m readying the place for my wife’s return from a hotbed zone. We’ve talked out decontamination plans before coming all the way home. But even the best decontamination will still leave what’s inside. In other words, I’m half way expecting us to have to go through, as I’ve gotten to call it, the COVID-19 roller coaster. We intend to self-quarantine ourselves three, four weeks, thus the scramble to get supplies into our cellar.
Between playing in the Chicago River of the '60s and doing plenty of ugly plumbing jobs that offered my body plenty of exposures to nasty shit, I’ve always felt my immune system has been a rather healthy one, but I am just about 65, and though reasonably healthy I’m certainly not what I used to be, there has been wear and tear, so we’ll see. Meaning there’s no point in not pondering that it could be my turn in a few weeks. A few more days calm and thence shall see what happens.
I’ve spent a lot of decades worrying about our neglectful attitudes to everything but our self-indulgence - cascading consequences and all that. While the idiot Republicans say we never saw this coming, or blame everyone else but themselves, in reality we had a lot of smart people warning us that this WOULD happen at some point - sooo, lets think about preparing. But, nooo.
Now it’s here and one of the things that crosses my mind is that I would rather go faster than slower, choking to death does not sound much fun. Although, best of all would be sneak through with only a shitty case of the flu. I do have some people that would like me to stick around for a few more years.
ps. hey, and for a look at what’s happening in the heartland: https://swlplibrarydistrict.org/covid-19-virus-info