2020-04-17 12:46:31 UTC
Certainly frozen foods are scarce in supermarkets.
Odd thing is that about 1/3 of the self - service machines in Stop and Shop and Walmart are out of operation and nobody seems much interested. Strange since no more than one or two cashiers are ever on duty.
The over all situation is bizarro. Hospitals in the NYC area have thousands of beds to spare, the death count is minuscule yet people are now forced to wear face coverings while in contact with others.
To extrapolate from the reported number of cases to include people without symptoms ( they are not immune, rather their immune systems are strong enough to ward off symptoms ) and people with mild symptoms who do not bother to go thru the bother of being tested I would thin the real number of infected individuals would be 1/2 to one million in a population of 15 million in the NYC area. Deaths in this area are around 15,000 . That's one in a thousand in by far the most heavily infected area in the US. Herd immunity could take many months if herd immunity is suppressed by lock downs and gradual openings.
Since the medical preparations are in place to deal with a surge in infections and there's little to no chance of the virus just dying off thru lock downs I view a continuation of current restrictions to be nothing more than an annoyance...and I have to be less inconvenienced and financially hurt than most.
At this point there seems to be a looming collision between an angry public and mitigation efforts that probably won't work very well in the long run. I don't see a deft touch keeping fatalities minimal while getting matters back to normal. in a reasonable amount of time. Could be some battles of interest coming up, and not between Washington and the states.