Walla Walla County health officials are receiving reports of COVID-19 parties occurring in our community, where non-infected people mingle with an infected person in an effort to catch the virus
My parents did this to me with chicken pox when I was a kid in the 80s. It’s worth noting that I grew up in a VERY rural part of southeast Texas where people were about 20 years behind civilized society, a fact that I paid for in myriad ways. At least I didn’t die?
A survey suggests that pandemic-era domestic work isn’t being divided more equitably than before the lockdown.
Typical male privilege bullshit. “I lifted a finger so CLEARLY I’ve done 99% of the work and deserve all the credit.” I’m not surprised that men are behaving the same way that they did in the before times. No one is forcing them to be better.
Many of the children, ages 2 to 15, have shown symptoms associated with toxic shock or Kawasaki disease, a rare illness in children that involves inflammation of the blood vessels, including coronary arteries, the city’s health department said.
"It doesn’t affect the young" was always a nonsense argument. Now it’s utterly asinine.
Asked about this at a press conference yesterday in Jefferson City, he said: "I chose not to. I think it’s up to the individual. I don’t think it’s government’s place to regulate that. It’s your personal responsibility. Common sense, self-discipline, your choice."
A: Eighteen months. That said, the soonest we’ve ever come up with a vaccine was four years.
P: But everyone’s talking about reopening stores and everything now. How does that square with 18 months?
A: That’s easy. People will die.
P: Wait. What?
A: Oh sure. So many more. Oceans of people. Even just 1,500 a day for eighteen months means 800,000 in the U.S. alone will die from this virus. That’s what the Minnesota scientist says. Osterholm. He’s one of the foremost experts in the world. He’s been right every step of the way so far.
This is hilarious and sad and terrifying all at once. It’s like someone typed out all of the confusion in my head. Especially the part about patronizing local restaurants and businesses.
“She gets frustrated every time we start,” one mother emailed her last week, “and then I get irritated and she gets irritated and it usually ends in me saying we should take a break and then the cycle repeats. One or both of us typically ends up in tears by the time it’s all said and done and no work is completed.”
Yup. This is what my days look like when I try to teach our kids. Not all of them, but most of them.
This article was supposed to make me feel better, I think, but now I just can’t stop thinking about the possibility that our kids will fall behind.
This will be tonight’s insomnia internal monologue.