What’s up everyone,
I just wanted to see how everyone is doing. I’m in Seattle, WA. I’ve been on to this shit since early January since that first guy in the US who has it is from this area. I mean, common sense says that he got it from China, and probably infected a whole bunch of people from there to his house.
Since I work remotely anyway, nothing has really changed much for me but downtown Seattle is pretty much dead. Everything is closed or closing, and if you are a local business that doesn’t rely on tech, you are pretty much screwed. Some of the bigger chains are okay, but the mom’s and pop’s stores that have been around for decades have permanently come to a close. Lots of people in the service industry here in downtown so imagine when all the service is unnecessary.
Grocery markets are restocking the shelves. Being originally from LA, and comparing to that situation right now (Tuesday 3/17), it wasn’t as bad as it was in Washington, and I’m guessing because
A) people in LA are aggressive as hell, and
B), it’s not as densely populated.
I’d say Washington is about a few days ahead of California in terms of the impact, but shit, we all in the same boat right now.
Aside from that, people are still going outside to walk their dogs, and practicing social distancing. It’s not completely dead, but even if you did go outside, nothing is open anyway.
Stay healthy out there. Here are some links for your information. Please do your own research and get the facts.
One of the lead drug makers
And the NY times article about the first human trials. Be advised, this doesn’t mean vaccine. There shouldn’t be a paywall for this.