No man is an island and even non-sanguine isolationists must venture out for food and essentials: if outside is a disorganized or lax, even the wary will end up catching. The most vulnerable (infants and the elderly) are also those most dependent upon others. Even Howard Hughes had someone bringing the ice cream and film reels. The virus is here to stay, lengthy asymptomatic transmission period and all, and the best we can hope for is that its future mutations aren't as deadly, and that effective treatment isn't much more than a year out.
I am glad that both AMB and Donna as doctors are taking this seriously. So many people seem to be writing this off as fly by night delusion or popular hysteria. Denial and an insistence it will all blow over soon, and stubborn clinging to business-as-usual as entire nations go on lockdown, has and will continue to cost lives. Idiotic things like panic buying, price gouging and theft of hospital supplies are happening, yet the disease itself is nothing to scoff at.
It's looking likelier that I'll have to postpone my visit to Poland this summer. For the sake of more NPA research (and pierogi) here's hoping things improve before too long.
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