Well, these are the last two days before my state goes on lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. My state, along with several others (if not all by now), will be on what is being referred to as a STAY IN PLACE ORDER for 30 days. We will be allowed to leave our homes to get food and groceries, medical appointments, medical treatment and to fill prescriptions. We are going on restriction basically, only leaving the house for the bare essentials of life. Certain places and businesses are to remain open with all other non-essential locations and businesses ordered closed down. This goes into effect at 12:01am on Tuesday morning.
So, basically, other than “essential services” our government has decided to try to starve out this virus by containing us in our homes in the unrealistic hope that it will just go away or disappear. I know they say they are trying to stagger infection so the medical field isn’t overwhelmed. I don’t completely buy that. But hey, nobody called and asked for my opinion on the reaction to the crisis among us. However, I feel it’s not only my right but my duty to question my government as an American citizen. SO, I do.
But, while we are all stuck at home, giving up our civil liberties yet again for the illusion of safety, I figured why not take this opportunity and do a lockdown blog. I think it fits right in with the website, seeing as how what is going on in this country is horrific on many levels. So, instead of just reviewing movies and comics and books, I’m going to chronicle, day by day, the lunacy of this country as everyone runs around acting as though Judgement Day is upon us or it REALLY IS a zombie apocalypse.
So far, no falling skies, no blood moons and absolutely NO ZOMBIES. But, it’s early. If I see any zombie or end of days type of activity, I will be sure to let you all know.
Right now, people are hoarding toilet paper and paper towels, two things I don’t find essential to human existence and yet those were the first things to go. I guess we have forgotten that neither have always existed and the human race used other things prior to those two items being invented. Can people not wash hand towels anymore? Am I the only one that still uses dishtowels in my kitchen? I guess people are what, going to drape their house in toilet paper and paper towels and pray they don’t get infected by this virus? Have we gotten ANY confirmation from the CDC or the WHO that this particular virus is afraid of toilet paper and paper towels? Why not buy food??? Are you planning to eat your 75 rolls of toilet paper and paper towels? FYI- You can’t live on toilet paper and paper towels.
That was at the very beginning. Now everyone is panic shopping like they are stocking a bomb shelter and are going to have to go underground for a year to avoid radiation contamination. Grocery stores are out of all meats, cheese, butter, eggs, canned meats, baking goods like sugar, lunch meats, hot dogs…everything. You would think we weren’t going to be able to leave our homes for a decade!!!
Yes, this is the first time in the history of our nation we have done something this extreme. The only reason it has had to go this far is because, unlike during WWII, a lot of Americans have decided they are invincible and don’t need to take precautions against getting sick. The government has specifically named and called out millennials and gen Z kids, saying ages 13-25 are the biggest spreaders of this virus and they are also the ones doing the least to protect themselves and anybody else. If people had just followed the directives of the government nobody would be on lockdown. Yet, here we are.
So, while I am being stripped of my civil liberties and inalienable rights because some jackholes decided they didn’t need to wash their hands, I’m going to be homebound and blogging daily to let my readers know the state of things as we progress through what is now set at a 30-day lockdown.
While I have mentioned a few somewhat political things, the purpose of this blog is NOT to open a political forum or a whiner’s website. I think people are seriously losing control of themselves due to panic because of lack of accurate information. This is NOT a virus update blog. I will not be posting the latest news, statistics or information. This blog is for people to sit back and be on the outside looking in rather than on the inside in the thick of it. This experience is going to be different for everyone. This blog will be how it is for me.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for my personal spin on the madness afoot.