5. Social distancing done right
4. This is a bit unfair on dicky tickers
Yes we know – the excitement might be a bit too much.
3. Whatever the actual numbers
… it will take time to restock:
What I noticed the other day – and it may have changed – was that there was no panic, there were items available, some not, loo roll was two 4-packs per person and so on. The supply chain is still operating, the problem is buyers panicking. I’d venture to say that those with two trolleys full of loo roll are not going to suddenly become reasonable and say ok, we have more than enough. They’re going to continue until a cupboard is half full or more. Multiply by the number of these people.
Methinks its for that reason that it will take a long while. Hell is other people.
2. Idealism and reality
It’s a strange brood who won’t look after its olds or grands during this time – this is natural altruism. What annoys me are the general blandishments of this woman about everyone loving and happy and all that ‘once this is over’. Sigh. It’s not unlike categorical statements denying what is before them in other areas.
She makes some good points about panic but then has to drop in the obligatory blandishment at the end.
1. Logan’s Run for real
As Dr Vernon Coleman says (‘Coronavirus – Why and How the Government and the Media Are Wrong,’ Health, 16th March)
‘The young who seem to welcome the idea of the elderly being deprived of medical care might like to reflect on two thoughts. First, they may one day be old themselves.
Second, the age for cutting off medical services will get younger and younger – as the pension age gets older and older. Today’s 20-year-olds may well find that they are ineligible for medical care when they hit 50.’
[H/T Chuckles and haiku]