OT: ARGH! COVID-19 and repercussions
This is a rant.
First: KEEP THE @(#*&$^% COLLEGE STUDENTS AT SCHOOL! Either they are infected and barely sick and can make it through there, in place, OR they are healthy and fine and can make it thorugh there, in place. WHY send kids who are in the prime of their life and may not even show symptoms if they have the virus back to their communities?! PLUS these @#(*&$&% stupid kids are all jacked up about going on a longer spring break! The colleges should have kept the kids in place, imposed bans on where they could go if they weren't in class, and just held class through spring break and let schools out a week early at the end.
Second: WHY aren't the elementary/middle/high schools closed? Middle school is the most disgusting, germ-infested couple of years for a human. These are the kids that could be the ones to carry and infect everyone. I get that people have to work. BUT, many businesses are closing or people working remotely. You could have a neighbor who also has kids watch them, or trade off.
Third: IF YOU ARE SICK GET CHECKED. This is aimed at my XH. He's feeling unwell, possibly pneumonia he said, and he's quarantined himself in his room at his house. Only reason I know is my son told me that "dad is panicking." Well, if you're worried, call someone to talk about your symptoms! He could be a carrier and have infected people...like our son...who's college is still in session through today...or coworkers...who are still at work because his office isn't shut down.
Fourth: This is NOT a gastrointestinal thing! You DO NOT need three months worth of toilet paper. Yes, you may want food and things to last you 2-3 weeks at home if there are movement restrictions in your area. But will your house really go through 96 rolls of toilet paper in 21 days? That's 4.5 rolls of toilet paper a day! Those of us who had it on our list because we actually ran out and just need a normal amount cannot find any.
Fifth: Now is not the time to play "but it's my time" games with the kids. If someone is sick, people stay put.