Go visit Bayou Renaissance Man for today's take from him.
He goes into depth on first-, second- and third-order ramifications.
Nothing much has changed. See video clip above.
And I repeat my response there, for all here:
I'll be blogging regularly. Status updates as appropriate.
This is in everyone's community now. (Probably has been for days to weeks.)
Minimize interactions, or self-quarantine, as necessary and possible.
Wash your hands.
Don't touch your face.
Get your rest.
Take your vitamins.
See you on the other side, I hope.
Best wishes to one and all.Unless I see something worthy of a full post, I'll be adding on to this one throughout the day on this topic.
I'll timestamp any updates.
Other topics will appear as usual, being howsoever the muse moves.
From somewhere inside the Montana bunker, Commander Zero notes that U MT is debating the online course route for the rest of the year.
The UC and CSU systems hereabouts are already there, when last I looked.
This could end up being the pin that pops the whole "gotta go to college in person" thing, and kids start saving yuuugely by staying in Mom's basement and doing virtually (see what I did there?) the whole degree online, in their PJs. Just like their professors will. And at some point, there's little need to limit enrollment, other than bandwidth. No more screen-outs. Everyone can go to Harvard and Stanford, and suddenly Podunk Community doesn't make much sense, unless they're doing it for 1/4 price or something.
Kung Flu breaks Ivory Tower: fifth order effect.
Bummer for all those non-essential admin and diversity studies jobs if college becomes an individual achievement experience, but sacrifices have to me made, mister.
Also, we have the first track of the Ultimate Pandemic Mix , Vol. 2, lined up:
Colin Hay and the boys, singing
Wuhan It Be, Now?
Passed by the supermarket lot.
Almost everyone coming out had two cases of bottled water, but nobody's stocking up on, y'know, food. Calories. The stuff that keeps you alive from day to day. Guess they figure there's no Kung Flu at McDonald's or Burger King.
These will be the same idiots crying when they're starving once drive-throughs close too, asking the .Gov to bring them MREs or something.
This is a vivid reminder that for everyone with an IQ above 100, there's another person below that median.