Posted On: Saturday - February 29th 2020 3:25PM MST
In Topics:   Humor  Preppers and Prepping  Kung Flu Stupidity
Peak Stupidity has only discussed the COVID-19 virus twice so far - here and here. That is likely because we stay off the infotainment and pick and choose what to read. I am personally not worried. health-wise, though I do see the big slightly-panicky story being a factor in a possible major economic downturn.
Prepping for short-term economic trouble is a good idea, but one that people should have accomplished beforehand. I'll tell you that, just per the famous Instapundit (Glenn Reynolds) line, "I'll believe this new virus is a serious threat when the people who tell me it's a serious threat act like it's a serious threat." Is the US Feral Government taking serious steps to keep the virus from entering via the hundreds of entry points to our country? Or, is it still more important not to stigmatize! people due to their susceptibility to this virus?
When the PC stops, then I'll believe we have a serious problem. That's how it seem to work. I'll state it the other way too: when things get real, only then will the PC stop.
I'm no expert, and I'm not taking any precautions in particular, as of yet. (We do have a real advantage here in America still, in that lots of us still live in uncrowded conditions. That is a BIG PLUS.) I don't want to give out any advise, besides: If a friend offers you a case of Corona, especially an Oriental guy with the sniffles, make sure he means this case of Corona:
I've heard the lime slice will knock the germs out cold... along with a Tequila shot.
PS: The title comes from the song Me & Julio, paraphrased long ago in Last dig at Øb☭ma - to a great tune by Paul Simon.