My son is in the tourism business in Charleston, SC. Not a good place to
be right now. He is a hotel manager and they just had to lay off or fire
80% of the staff. The horse carriage industry just called in and fired all
of the guides and drivers. The horses will go out to pasture but they are
expensive to feed and have to earn their keep. They won't. All of the
restaurants and bars have closed. A cruise ship just unloaded 3000
passengers who had not been tested or screened. This is a disaster that is
getting worse instead of better.
I had a grocery list today - mostly milk and cucumbers and salad stuff.
I'm not going. We'll eat from the freezer and basement as long as
possible. We haven't left the house and don't plan to.
I wash my re-usable bags. Anything is better than plastic. They outlawed
single-use plastic bags in Bangladesh 20 years ago. Everybody has straw or
woven bags. I brought the bags home because they are so handy and
On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 5:30 PM Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As to the curves thing, It was my understanding that gradual exposure
> to the virus in it's dying out or dead phase gives the body a chance
> to recognize it and build defenses. At some point, full exposure to
> the active virus will have a lesser effect on the body.
> If this is true, then that two-day old virus is actually good for us.
> My daughters in South Korea are right in the midst of one of the hot
> zones. The primary spread is due to religious idiots. Everything is
> pretty well locked down and South Koreans already are mostly
> conditioned to accept hygiene and social interaction rules. What the
> populace accepts there is not what most western civilizations can
> Alaska is in a rather unique situation. We have natural borders that
> have really helped control things here. But that is bound to change
> over the next few days. We had just one case--a pilot on a cargo
> fright from Asia that arrived sick and was quickly put into isolation.
> We now have a couple of reports up in Fairbanks. It looks like
> Fairbanks may end up being a hot spot for this state. (irony, of
> course). Most of the state is under major transportation lockdown and
> health screenings are done before getting on an airplane going north.
> Alas, the mayor and city council of Anchorage are flaming idiots.
> Whatever nonsense Portland or Berkeley comes up with, they think they
> need to implement here. Those at-risk homeless people who are
> dispersed camped in the parks and forests around Anchorage? They want
> them all stuffed into an ice rink where they'll be kept six feet away
> from each other.
> These are the same rocket scientists who determined that we don't need
> bags at the grocery stores and we're supposed to bring in unsanitary
> reuse bags from home to spread whatever germs into the public space.
> Not to mention cockroaches. Reuse bags have become a massive source of
> cockroach infestations in grocery stores. You really can't make this
> stuff up.
> All to save the turtles.
> We die, the turtles live.
> AG Schnozz
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