California is locked down! Updated March 22
Our governor just announced a “stay inside” order for the entire state until April 19. You can go to groceries, pharmacies, banks and gas stations, and take a walk around the block – but you have to keep 6ft/2m separation. Also they expect 25 million of the state population of 40 million to come in contact with the virus.
My wife is now in the nursing home till then. No home transfers, since there are no medical professionals to make follow-up visits.
I’m writing a book on the Guadalcanal campaign back in 1942. I think I’m going to stay there. At least you could see the enemy most of the time.
Got called today by Jurate’s “healthcare” plan (Kaiser, allegedly one of the best – every time I take her over there, I am so glad I have the Veteran’s Administration). Her three weeks of “up and out” are up next Wednesday (unless we have $400/day), and she comes home, where she gets a whole 3 weeks of a physical therapist 2x/week, then we’re on our own. At least they aren’t going to strap her in a wheelchair and dump her on skid row at midnight (as has been done). Looks like I am going to learn to be a physical therapist (US health care: get well soon or go die). From talking to two friends who went through this, it’ll be a year before she’s back (if she’s lucky) to where she was. And anybody who thinks we’re not going to be dealing with this virus that whole year is living in fantasy land. IF that vaccine they’re testing is the right one, and IF all the tests go at Warp Factor 10, it will be a year before that’s available and we’re through this.