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Quarantine Notes: 4/10/20

Happy Friday, folks. Today’s notes. ๐Ÿ‘‡ Updates through the day.

๐Ÿฆ  So, basically, things aren’t going to get back to anything like “normal” until there’s a COVID-19 vaccine, which is at best a year and a half away, and probably more like two years away. Until we have that vaccine, the only way back to something approximating “normal,” involves aggressive testing and contact tracing.

๐Ÿฆ  Speaking of testing, the Trump regime started shutting that down on the federal level. And then stopped when they faced extensive backlash.

๐Ÿฆ  There was a study making the rounds the last day or two talking about how running, etc., was spreading COVID-19 around wildly, only it turns out it wasn’t actually a study. It was just a simulation a Belgian scientist ran and then talked about in a newspaper. He hasn’t even written a paper about it yet.

๐Ÿ’ฌ “maybe if we called it CERVIX-19 they would have made more of an effort to control it” – @EvilGalProds

๐ŸŠ While I was busy getting work stuff sorted for the weekend, Trump apparently did a marathon 3-hour presser full of bullshit. I didn’t listen to a single bit of it, and I feel I’m probably smarter, better informed, and less enraged as a result. I highly suggest everyone else do the same.

All right, here’s some quick hits before I wander off for the weekend.

๐Ÿˆ And, to send you off on a high note, this awesome cat.

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