2020-04-19 19:27:32 UTC
The govs have continually sqwaked the expected platitudes such as, " we're not out of this yet ", when the intermediate outlook in this area is bleak.
Talk of a phased return to normal life is floated around like Pennywise's balloons without and specifics to interfere with the attempt at keeping the general public from rising up in disapprobation.
It's a long , long way from getting people back to work and opening individual stores to the people on top of each other real norm in the NYC meto area.
Walmart's policy of keeping the stores practically empty with everyone required to have face coverings 8 days ago in NJ has not affected the daily case count as yet. Meantime the infections are so localized south Jersey is so clean you could eat off the floor.
The " new case count " is a more than strange way of looking at the possible number of infections. For someone to possibly be included he/she must go to a place where testing is done. My initial thoughts about the real numbers ( about 3x too low ) may be too low as well. Since this illness is no big deal to healthy people why test unless really sick ?
In the big picture not anything is happening now, the same old same old...but the status quo is suckful with the future shaky at best. At least the endless stories of not enough hospital beds/ventilators and heroes around every corner are gone.
I stopped watching the Trump briefings more than a week ago.