But it appears many people south of the border are refusing to stay home and continue to venture outdoors as usual.
As usual, the Loud Neighbors catty-corner across the street continue to gather in groups to drink and party as if nothing’s wrong.
I do not leave my room anymore unless it’s to go to the grocery store once every several days.
I do not want to think about what is going to happen in Mexico. Of course as soon as one American died Mexico, previously the greatest threat to all that is pure and good, effectively ceased to exist in the US media, but Trump is going to have a field day when the numbers start rolling in.
I suspect it will be a late wave rolling through that not many will be prepared for.
My doctor is masking and gloving up, and admitting only one person at a time into the office. There has been one confirmed case there already, which means it’s in my neighborhood.
I am going to go out on a limb and blame toxic masculinity for the foolishness of ignoring the warnings.
Saw this on google news. I probably should ruthlessly pare down the sites google news brings to my attention, but foreign fact checking can be a reminder that the form lends itself to politicization and propaganda.
The “fact check” purports to examine the claims in this report:
and the extent of the fact checking is whether the authors of the report improperly used the logos of their respective institutions.
The statement attarcting the most attention is this one:
At baseline (without interventions), between 300 and 400 million Indians are likely to be infected by July. Most of these cases will be mild. At the peak (somewhere between April and May 2020), 100 million individuals will be infected. Of these, approximately 10 million will be severe and about 2-4 million will require hospitalization. This is the most critical period.
(crore=10 million, lakh=100,000)
This is half the estimate proposed in this atlantic essay (published late february)
Lipsitch predicts that within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. But, he clarifies emphatically , this does not mean that all will have severe illnesses. “It’s likely that many will have mild disease, or may be asymptomatic,” he said. As with influenza, which is often life-threatening to people with chronic health conditions and of older age, most cases pass without medical care. (Overall, about 14 percent of people with influenza have no symptoms.)