|"While you were looking over there, in comes the haymaker..."|
The deaths from Kung Flu are real, and bad enough. But we dun tole ya, an' tole ya, that the second- through N-th order effects from Kung Flu are what's going to rabbit punch the sh*t out of you. You're taking hits right now you don't even know about.
We're talking actual ripple effects.
(PIGVILLE)"The COVID-19 coronavirus compelled Tyson to shut one of its major Iowa meat-processing plants. The large pork slaughterhouse was closed Monday after more than two dozen workers at the location were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the company told reporters. The site in Columbus Junction, Iowa, ordinarily accounts for approximately 2% of the USA's daily pork production.
The cluster of infections erupted despite Tyson's efforts to keep the virus out of its production areas, using methods ranging from taking employees' temperatures to a greatly augmented sanitizing and cleaning regimen at all locations. Workstation dividers, social distancing rules, and the provision of as many masks as possible also failed to prevent the outbreak."But wait! There's more!
(COWVILLE)"National Beef has announced an employee at Iowa Premium at Tama has tested positive for COVID 19. The plant employees some 850 in the beef operation here."And another one:
(CHICKENVILLE)"Canadian pork and poultry processer Olymel temporarily suspended operations at one of its facilities in Quebec following the confirmation of nine cases of coronavirus among its staff."Still not done:
(HAMBURGERVILLE)"At least 830 employees at the JBS beef processing plant in Greeley CO called off work in reaction to the company informing the plant of as many as 10 employees who had tested positive for COVID-19."Starting to get the picture?
The outbreak is real, not imaginary. Even in Flyoverland. There are and will be multiple levels of consequences of it to you, even if you're far, far away. Hell, if I can connect Kevin Bacon to any movie actor in six steps, you can damn sure bet that you can get to the bacon in some factory being less than six steps away from you. And not getting to your table, and more importantly, to your belly, because of the Kung Flu pandemic.
Now do the same thing for canned food, corned flakes, corned beef, beef bologna, and anything else on the shelves at the local supermarket, and this gets even less funny every minute you think about it.
This all comes down to universal rapid testing.
We need to test every swinging Richard, and the sooner we can start throwing people out of the pool, or into it, the sooner we can end this nightmare and get the country back on the job.
Lifting the quarantines because you don't know anybody who has it is asinine and homicidal, as if you were omniscient in the first place.
"Fuck you. Who died and made you God?"
Either we dig our way out of this the right way, not the quick and stupid way, or things continue to spiral down to the abyss.