I’m wondering if we’re in the universe of The Stand or The Dark Tower. At this point, who the fuck even knows?
Monday night, I got my “essential worker” letters–one for me and one for Prime, since he’s my driver–from work. It’s to prevent us from being pulled over by the National Guard or the police.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Yeah, we need papers to go to work. Because if you’re not an employee of a essential business, you need to stay home. Already the death toll from this is rising; ten to one it’s going to take longer than two weeks to get it under control.
I’m angry. I’m absolutely, incandescently angry.
We were warned. We knew about this bullshit months in advance, but the useless Ferengi-in-Chief blew it off as a “hoax”. Then, he started to downplay shit. Now, we have people drinking fish tank cleaner in an attempt to self-medicate themselves because the jackass keeps claiming that a malaria treatment with a similar name cures this shit. (Here’s the thing: we’re looking into it. Studies are being done but we don’t have actual evidence yet. It’s the same with intravenous vitamin C.)
In Spain, the elderly–those 65 and older–are having their ventilators removed so they can be given to younger people to help them survive. The older victims? They’re being given sedatives so they don’t suffer.
He knew. He was given reports. He could have easily told companies to ramp up production of medical supplies in January. But he didn’t. And don’t even get me started on his press conferences. Holy. Shit.
I’m considered essential. Prime is considered essential. There are a lot of people who aren’t. How the hell are they going to pay their bills? Especially if this stay-at-home order lasts into April, which it looks like it will.
Prime and I are okay. There are a lot of people who aren’t. That bothers me.
I really hope that people remember this bullshit in November. We need that orange asshat gone. He never should have been elected in the first damn place but never underestimate the power of idiots in large numbers. That’s how we got in this situation in the first place.
Scrap this noise. Here’s a cat video, because that’s one of the few things that makes sense right now.