I don’t have the patience or time right now to write a masters thesis on this subject so this is going to be very opinionated and in the spirit of the moment; please keep that in mind while reading. I’m by no means an expert on infectious disease or government administration. However…
The government I work for is run by out-of-touch lunatics. Time and again they prove that they don’t understand how society should function and ignore the advice of experts. As of today we are the only county in the Metro Detroit area that hasn’t shut down to attempt to contain the spread of SARS-COVID-19. We are also the county with the highest percentage of people who are poor and uninsured so basically the people who aren’t going to be going to the doctor when they get sick.
Our cleaning staff are going about their days like business as usual. Nobody is wiping down the handrails on the stairs or the elevator buttons.
I’m not paranoid… not to the level my mother is anyway (she wrote her will yesterday, lmfao). I’ve been getting my info from the CDC instead of Joe Blogger and Facebook feeds, so I feel like I have a pretty firm grasp on what is actually going to happen. We’ll survive… it’s not the end of the world. The shortages of critical medicine and things like that are probably going to kill more people than the actual disease will… especially if this stretches into the hottest summer on record (most CDC docs are saying this is a 6-9 month problem, not a 3 week problem like people are pretending it is).
But on the plus side it’s a great time to buy stocks so make sure you load up.