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Learning that youths in my country spat and coughed on an old woman before punching her in the face
England , it happened in the north of England the day before yesterday aswell when a gang of youths started spitting and coughing at emergency workers who were dealing with an emergency Calling them “disease spreaders” which is ironic coming from people who are spitting their germs whilst calling them that.Which lovely country would that be?
I honestly don’t know how we’re so advanced in technology compared to 100 years ago and there are still people like that truck driver who are so backward, I’m with you in the whole feeling super cynical thing.Here in NY, the state has ordered all 'non-essential' businesses to close, to try to slow the spread of the disease. Essential businesses, which are allowed to stay open, include grocery stores, farms, and food production; healthcare; gas stations; and 'skilled trade' businesses, like auto repair shops, plumbers, and electricians. Oh, and liquor stores. Liquor stores are considered essential. New York is amazing.
I guess I've been feeling particularly cynical and fed up lately. I was ready to snap this afternoon, when it came up in conversation that one of the truck drivers who regularly comes to the farm to pick up deliveries apparently doesn't believe that it's a virus, because he's a conspiracy theorist who thinks that it's "the 5G" that's making people sick. Jesus Christ. ****ing nutcases are everywhere.
Oh....holy crap, that's a lot more deaths than I had imagined, but then the number infected is colossal. I just read now about the UK's stats on swine flu; an estimated half a million infected, but just 138 deaths. It sounds like a world away from the global figures, but it was not outrageously different in the death rate, though the UK's was lower as one would expect (because of all the less developed nations where I assume the flu was most prevalent), but I am surprised at the number of people infected. It seems Covid-19 has a far higher death rate though, unfortunately, which must be why we didn't need the same restrictive measures in reaction to swine flu.In contrast, swine flu killed about 500,000 people and infected 1.4 billion.
I think a lot of it is the simple fact that we have made such strides in just 100 years. When my dad was a kid he shot squirrels to supplement dinner (and also because he likes hunting) and when my grandma was a kid they didn't have indoor plumbing and making a phone call was still border-line inconceivable technomagic. Imagine living your life and seeing such exponential technological growth to the point where the definition of impossible literally changes month-to-month. For all the incredible advancements we still make on a regular basis, we're largely of a generation that just considers unfathomable technological change a fact of life. I'd imagine I'd get whiplash and start distrusting stuff if 50 years ago I'd had to piss out of my window if I woke up in the middle of the night to pee.I honestly don’t know how we’re so advanced in technology compared to 100 years ago and there are still people like that truck driver who are so backward, I’m with you in the whole feeling super cynical thing.