April 3, 2020
At 5 tomorrow evening, it will be 2 weeks since my home state of Illinois went to a, more or less, lock-down, due to the Novel Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. It has been three weeks now that I have been working from home. We are all getting used to it, but it works for most things. I am very grateful that I have a job, there have been 10 MILLION jobless claims in the last 2 weeks.
I always knew Trump would be useless in a crisis, but I didn’t know he would the THIS bad in a crisis. There has been very little guidance at the national level, and what is coming out changes everyday and is sometimes contradicted minutes after it is said! So far over 6,000 people have died in the US alone and I expect the total to just keep rising every day until we get some sort of national mandate. There is not point to this piecemeal crap. All it will result in is more people killed needlessly.
So far, the whole family is healthy. We have been taking every precaution and we have food in the house for weeks now, thankfully. No more going out to grocery stores, which are the only thing still left open. Every time we shop, we isolate food that can wait for days in the garage and what can’t gets wiped down with bleach to kill what we can. We have not ordered any kind of takeout, I wish they would shut that down as well, it worries me that it is still a large vector for contagion.
I have not had any new orders in weeks, but I can’t fault anyone for being more concerned with safety and health than video games.
This upcoming Monday my son goes back to ‘school’ which will be online, probably for the rest of the year. I feel really bad that he will probably miss his 8th grade graduation due to this madness. All of this could of been prevented. I can be stopped, we know it, from China and South Korea, this can be beat. It makes me so frustrated that hundreds of thousands, or even millions of people, in the country will die because of an incompetent fool.