As I joked on twitter, my current coronavirus prep has been to order a bunch of dog and cat food and a couple pounds of coffee, which is actually just my monthly subscription from amazon. I did stock up on the prescriptions I take, and I have a bunch of N95 masks already as well as the Breaking Bad style respirator I bought when I had to deflea the house when I bought it. Other than that, I really don’t plan on doing anything.
I wonder how this will all play out. I do think it will spread like wildfire for several reasons. The first of which is that Americans have spend 50 years convincing themselves that America has the WORLDS BEST HEALTHCARE™, so probably a lot of people won’t be as careful as they should be. A lot of people think this is something that is just happening in the backwater provinces of China, and EVERYONE KNOWS their healthcare is nothing compared to ours.
The second of which is that people don’t was their hands well enough, never have, and never will. America, fuck yeah.
The third reason is this:
Even companies that do offer sick days, best I ever had was three. So, you’re allowed to get sick once a year. Unless your kid got sick and you had to use your days in January.
— Lauren Hough (@laurenthehough) February 27, 2020
Capitalism might really kill us all. That would be ironic.