Well, how's everybody dealing with the "lockdown" so far? I think it'll gradually become apparent that this is aimed at groups of inconsiderate, selfish people more than the rest of us (the majority). Gradually people will get that and adapt. Hang in there Shifty!!
Unfortunately, virus-wise I think things are going to get worse before they get better, the question is how much
worse and that's up to us, both as individuals and our government...we need more people willing to make temporary sacrifices for the common good and more mature, rational leaders like Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Dr. Anthony Fauci and fewer "smart guys" who spew lies, deflect responsibility and spread division.
With testing finally ramping up and experts saying we're about a week behind Italy curve-wise, I think we're at a fork in the road now and the big question is, where do we go from here? Saw this in the NYT (paywall). Don't stop reading halfway through
The Best-Case Outcome For The Coronavirus, And The Worst
Will we endure 2.2 million deaths? Or will we manage to turn things around?
Here’s the grimmest version of life a year from now: More than two million Americans have died from the new coronavirus, almost all mourned without funerals. Countless others have died because hospitals are too overwhelmed to deal adequately with heart attacks, asthma and diabetic crises. The economy has cratered into a depression, for fiscal and monetary policy are ineffective when people fear going out, businesses are closed and tens of millions of people are unemployed. A vaccine still seems far off, immunity among those who have recovered proves fleeting and the coronavirus has joined the seasonal flu as a recurring peril.
Yet here’s an alternative scenario for March 2021: Life largely returned to normal by the late summer of 2020, and the economy has rebounded strongly. The United States used a sharp, short shock in the spring of 2020 to break the cycle of transmission; warm weather then reduced new infections and provided a summer respite for the Northern Hemisphere. By the second wave in the fall, mutations had attenuated the coronavirus, many people were immune and drugs were shown effective in treating it and even in reducing infection. Thousands of Americans died, mostly octogenarians and nonagenarians and some with respiratory conditions, but by February 2021, vaccinations were introduced worldwide and the virus was conquered.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/opin ... e=Homepage
It can go either way, depending on us...ALL