Coronavirus Live Update III

The chart above shows how our county has been faring with respect to the coronavirus.  The number of cases here is still relatively low, even considering our population, but we clearly have not flattened the curve.  It has been just two weeks since the first reported case in the area.  To paraphrase Navin Johnson in The Jerk, we haven’t hit bottom yet —  we got a ways to go.  Hopefully the overcompensating drinking will end well before that.

My spouse found a facemask pattern online and has made 22 masks for family and friends, using up most of the non-woven fabric she ordered.  I wonder if she will now have trouble getting more non-woven, if she were to get requests for more masks.  She has run out of elastic and will have to order more of that too.

And now we just spent five minutes discussing how we might improve the pattern to help prevent our eyeglasses from fogging up, which would involve more elastic.

We have self-isolated since Saturday, March 14.  This represents 21 days, and counting, of not contracting the virus (to our knowledge) and not transmitting it to others.  That is all that is expected of us — it shouldn’t be that hard to do, especially for retired people, right?  I am gladly isolating myself for the sake of our neighbors, for our nation, for humanity… but not for Trump.  I will not forgive Trump for how he behaved in the face of this crisis.  He has to answer to history and, more extantly, to voters like me in November.

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4 Responses to Coronavirus Live Update III

  1. Rick says:

    Hi Craig glad to hear you are doing OK. We have closed the office for a month. Although we are considered an essential business, to protect my health and the health of everyone else that would come in I think it’s the best thing to do. Will cost us a lot financially but we’re going to try to apply for one of those loans. Actually I’m kind of enjoying it. I haven’t taken more than two weeks off in 30 some years.

    • Craig says:

      Rick, I’m glad you are all well too — I’ve been concerned about you but feel better that you’ve closed up shop for a while, especially considering the nature of your work. I hope that you are successful with the loan — keep me posted please on how that process goes.

  2. Rob says:

    I’ve heard elastic is a hot and rare commodity these days.

  3. Sue Collins says:

    No more interfacing or elastic. There are now lots of ideas out there about wearing a mask from long sleeve cotton shirts. I finished 29 and got the rest in the mail this am.

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