|protect the hive|
My "go to" gas stations are the two across the street from each other in Escondido on Centre City and Fifth. They are always the cheapest around.
The one on the south side is owned by a Korean couple. She gives out a disposable plastic glove now when you get gas. Smart. I now have a box of my own gloves under my own car seat.
It's here. I think by last count we had five coronavirus cases in Fallbrook, all connected with North County Fire. I believe that there are two in Temecula right now. So what have those people touched, post office boxes, door handles, gas pump handles, etc.?
I have a friend in the food industry whose plant is running at top speed, being an essential service. But my friend has to ask his employees to think about and possibly curtail their social interactions, because they now threaten the entire hive.
This caution will only add to a heightened paranoia and fragmentation of friendships. Every potential meeting with anybody will have to be analyzed, scrutinized and a cost/benefit analysis applied. Who have you met, have you been to church lately? Is meeting with you physically going to endanger me or my family? Could I be a non symptomatic carrier myself, and who am I endangering?
I have had a door or two shut in my face and I have probably shut a door or two, the emotional shrapnel from this thing is going to be enormous. By the way, this is very scant and un-scientific but I am noticing a real gender breakdown in statistics, at least locally. Males are contracting near two to one in San Diego County.
One hundred thirty one cases, eighty five male, forty five female, one unknown. Italy fatality numbers are also heavily skewed male. Epidemiologists aren't sure if the gender split is behavioral or biological in nature.
Read a guy yesterday who says that proper masks do help, he says that is one of the reasons Asia has been able to get ahold of the virus. Must find a mask...
I don't think the "how" of the virus is so very important right now, its etymology, who is responsible, etc.. People in the future can debate that, assuming there is one. While Nature Magazine has refuted a Chinese lab grown, man made origin for the virus, this person begs to differ and it is an interesting read. Another refutation on engineered origin from study author from Scripps. I have been on record as hating genetic engineering for ever, not trusting humans to do much of anything properly. Wouldn't really surprise me.
Martial law, anybody?