So, left work late yesterday afternoon to begin my 4 days off in a row and decided to stop in at my local Giant. There were a lot bare shelves, no paper products what so ever, though there were canned goods and frozen foods available for purchase. While walking to their wine aisles, I ran into one of our cashiers. He told that there were now 3 cases of the virus in Cumberland County and that the school districts were shutting down. I had no problem checking out. Right after that the panic buyers arrived. An hour later, with all registers open, there was a 45 minute wait. Me? I did not alter my schedule one iota, I came home, drank some wine and ate some Ramman Noodles.
This is not the time to panic. This is not the end of the world.
The 3 cases in Cumberland County: 2 adults and one child. 2 of them were in a country where the virus was prevalent. They did not provide information as to how long ago that was. One case is looking like it might be part of a Community Spread; they are researching to find out where that person might have come into contact with the virus. That is not good news, though oddly enough I am not really concerned. I have no problem staying home from work. Should they decide to quarantine the state essential services will continue: neither the Giant nor the Weis Market will shutter down.
Not surprisingly, 84% of Republicans feel the Idiot Jerk is doing a fine job handling this crisis. My money says they are the ones who will break quarantine because the Coronavirus is "just like the flu," and "you can go to work if you have it," and "it'll be gone soon." They are the ones who will continue to spread the Virus. Stay away from Republicans... and Evangelicals, they are unclean.
I have a funny feeling I'm going to get a lot of lawn work done in the next couple of...maybe weeks.