Take Six Feet and Shove It! – Chad and CJaye have some news for you: Coronavirus is here to stay. Let’s be smart but let’s get to work. pic.twitter.com/6MEhqyjNEk— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) May 9, 2020
“We estimate that 1 min of loud speaking generates at least 1,000 virion-containing droplet nuclei that remain airborne for more than 8 min” https://t.co/orvvVjIR5v— Carl Zimmer (@carlzimmer) May 13, 2020
Views of coronavirus outbreak via new @CNN poll:— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) May 12, 2020
71% the worst is behind us
26% the worst is yet to come
23% the worst is behind us
74% the worst is yet to come
I also saw the meltdown last night.
Rod Dreher has pretty much said it at all.
“I don’t know when I last saw someone that prominent not named Trump get ratio’d so severely. It is, alas, deserved. What a contemptible set of tweets. If you think masks are a bad idea to wear, fine, make that case. But to call people who wear masks cowards?! They are actually trying to protect other people from getting sick. …
Reno didn’t sign it, but it did run in First Things. How can we reconcile being in favor of “communal solidarity” and against the “fetishizing of autonomy” with the mad claim that people who wear face masks with the intention of slowing the spread of this pandemic are nothing but a bunch of pus*ies?
So much for “common good conservatism,” and seeing First Things as a credible venue for it. That is one cost of what Rusty Reno has done with this quixotic campaign of his. …”
I’m fully aware that the IFR of COVID-19 varies by age, race and overall health. I know that I am unlikely to die from the disease although that is hardly the whole story.
What about my grandmother though? What about my mother and father? What about everyone in Alabama who has a comorbidity? A short list would include obese people, diabetics, people with high blood pressure, etc. The Deep South is older and fatter than New York City. Lombardy had one of the best health care systems in the world and we saw what getting to herd immunity looks like there.
This is a no brainer for me. As a non-liberal, I am a collectivist, not an individualist. I incline toward altruism, not selfishness. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be concerned about the future of my ethnic group. Aren’t we supposed to love our neighbors? How is it cowardly for someone who is an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19 to wear a mask as a courtesy and not spew virus particles all over Wal-Mart.
If you are infected and don’t know, why wouldn’t you want to spare someone in your community an awful ICU experience? How can you believe in the common good and not do otherwise?
Note: Pentecostals are screwed. Singing in packed churches with recirculated air will definitely amplify the virus. Not that many of these “pastors” care anyway.