Prepare yourselves folks because its fixing to hit the fan again

Judging from the average Facebook comment to the local newspaper stories on the topic of the Covid pandemic, there are a shit ton of dangerously ignorant people out there:

‘Major disaster’ looms as Mississippians ignore COVID-19 rules, top health official says ~ Anita Lee

Other takeways from Dobbs interviews so far:

He told Jackson Free Press reporter Nick Judin that, unless coronavirus spread is brought under control, people could be unable to find hospital beds after car wrecks or ventilators after heart attacks because of COVID-19 care demands.

When the next quarantine comes the stores will again be slammed. The inability to return paper goods may deter toilet paper hoarding at your local big box store. However, the stores here are just now restocking with dried goods like beans so now may be a good time to make sure your pantry is full if you can get them.

Tips derived from my casual observations from our last lock down:

  • Do not stress eat. If you get extra spare time use it to walk outside and try to lose a few pounds. To the extent there is evidence that Covid-19 attacks the vascular system as much or more than it targets the lungs, obesity is a major risk factor for Covid. Losing weight cuts your risk of getting severely ill. Stopping smoking also cuts your risk greatly.
  • Healthy foods did not disappear from Grocery store shelves nearly as much as processed/pre-made frozen foods etc. Eat fresh, you’ll feel better for it.

Stay safe folks, especially those of you in high risk groups.