Archive for March 16, 2020

Covid-19 PanICdemic:  It Is Real . . . And Unreal . . . And Surreal (March 16, 2020)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus on March 16, 2020 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Enough.  It is time to wake up.”

J          “I want to go back to my boring life.  I want to be totally and completely bored again.” 

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J          “Complete lock down nationwide.  Nothing less.”

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K          “Everything is moving at warp speed.”

J          “And the response is always two weeks behind.  The strategy should be to get two weeks ahead.”

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J          “It exploded.  The public sieged some of the Costcos.”

K          “The pandemic produced pandemIConium.”

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K          “Two distant acquaintances in two distant and different cities in two weeks.  Attendees at one funeral used one of the high-tech communication protocols to gather and pay their respects.”

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J          “Instead of using the WHO testing kit, they came up with a kit that tests for everything from baldness to pregnancy but does not focus on COVID-19.”

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J          “When you combine a long and asymptomatic incubation period that spares the young while spearing the old all the while attacking the immune system head on, headaches follow.”

K          “And other disturbing symptoms.”

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K          “One percent of three hundred thirty million is three million three hundred thousand.”

J          “The prospect of a vaccine in under a year is unrealistic.”

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[See the e-commentary at “We Ain’t Ants; We Are Grasshoppers (April 9, 2012)”, “Save The Planet; Save The People? Oh, And Happy Earth Day! (April 23, 2018)”, “Girding For the Going Grid (October 11, 2010)”, “On Community (June 3, 2013)” and “Developing ‘De-Community’ (December 10, 2018)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Your grandparents were called to war.  You’re being called to sit on your couch.  You can do this.

Sorry.  The lifestyle you ordered is out of stock.

What if they close the grocery stores?  We’ll have to hunt for our food.  I don’t even know where Doritos live . . .

3 hours into home schooling and 1 is suspended for skipping class and the other 1 has already been expelled

Home School Day 2:  Teacher fired for drinking

Kiss me I’m Irish!   Wave to me from at least 6 feet away