- Covid-19 report 2
- It seems like no matter where you turn, there are people discussing the impact and ramifications of covid-19. I'm privy to info from relatives who work in healthcare insurance so I know there's some serious chaos happening behind the scenes. Despite everything my dad used to say (trotting out all the lines from Fox News, no less), the white house and parts of the government have been so thoroughly gutted that the federal response is utterly crippled, and we are all paying the price. The K*ch brothers, who've been driving things to this point with their greed, are really not helping either. I wonder where the disconnect is that people were unable to understand the nature of this preening fool we elected...
In any case, my friend who lives in Long Island reports a dire situation, with local supermarkets being shut down because workers are coming down with it and refrigerated trucks parked outside of hospitals to hold the bodies. It seems to me the main factors that will destroy us are:
1) people who refuse to stay home, either through a misplaced sense of invincibility or pure rebellion against 'them libruls', give them a Darwin award and hope they all die out
2) densely packed urban areas
3) lack of competence in the federal government which has so far failed to provide proper leadership to help those lower on the ladder
4) the general lack of good health and nutrition due to corporations treating consumers like bags of money and taking advantage of human psychology to trick and exploit everyone. This one's a bit of a stretch I suppose, but that's my view. The US has a lot of overweight people and that seems to heavily contribute to how bad a case you're going to be, along with age (?) and underlying respiratory conditions.
There really needs to be a better emphasis on competence when appointing people...any boss with that high of a turnover rate among employees would be up for removal, especially if it culminates in this. Shame on our senate and republicans.
- 04/02/2020 @ 5:44pm MDT (America/Denver)
- Covid-19 report
- The world has been in for a terrible time, it seems. My family just barely escaped meeting covid 19 face to face since we left Thailand just as the first cases were starting to spread. Today, CO is starting to enact more stringent measures. For me, someone with asthma and a history of susceptibility to chronic lung issues, I'm basically going to be housebound save for biking with my dog, Brie.
Before we got that order, my mom and I went to Target. It's a bit eerie. Good portions of the shelves were empty, signs were up everywhere warning us that there were limits to how many of a single item you could purchase, used cart wipes littered the ground, and you watch your fellow shoppers to make sure no one gets too close. We used hand sanitizer a few times, and I saw a few workers with latex gloves on. I hope they're able to get what they need to stay healthy. The deaths in Italy are awful. My sister and her family will be avoiding all contact with us for the near future.
In the US, the mistreatment of the average person in a blue collar job has become very clear to all of us, though of course everyone who has ever worked a low-paying job already knows that. Please, we just want to make enough money to have a home and eat and have hobbies that make us happy...
- 03/22/2020 @ 7:34pm MDT (America/Denver)
- Goodbye, Grandpa
- I wonder if you knew most of the family had descended upon your house this weekend to say goodbye, even though you were mostly asleep and unable to communicate the whole time.
- 02/16/2020 @ 11:27am MST (America/Denver)
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