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Physical distancing and relaxing closed businesses depends on availability of protective gloves and masks For workers and clients. Getting EVERYONE tested will get done a year from now. Half of the world, if virologist research is to be believed, may become infected. Is that alarmist? Hey, Trump publically asked if disinfectants kill germs will it kill the Corona Virus inside the body. Folks started calling disinfectant producers,  answer: Under NO conditions drink Lysol or bleach. Some folks are that dumb to believe that a cure. Thank you public education. We just have to love (and pray for) them. Hopefully, nobody dies from that question.
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Brian Kemp, Gov. of Georgia, opens movies Monday. Companies are choosing not to open. Barber shops welcome making money. After the "Liberate Virginia and Michigan" call from the prez that he now says was not about suspending stay home edicts but preservation of gun ownership rights, you get a bit skeptical. Beaches in Florida are open. Scientist are appalled, saying lifting restrictions in July might be better. So, if explosion in new cases - no problem - attribute it to increased testing results coming back positive. Trusting leaders, hey your dependents can always sue for woman slaughter.
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What to believe. Reality is more dramatic than tv. Remember the Bubonic Plague killed 1/2 the population of Europe.  One out of two. 1918 Spanish Flu killed 500 million Worldwide.  Today 04-24-20, 192,337 deaths so far four months into the Pandemic. We have the net, mass com via phones and tv and the world is masked and gloved and physically distancing which may save lives. Smart money is on the buying public who will elect to stay home. It is hard. But it is what we do based on what we know. Green means GO HOME, Red means stop listening to the uninformed folktale conspiracy theorist who says things like, "I will never eat Chinese food again for the rest of my life."

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A lady on NPR called in, said, "I've gone under in business many time and came back each time stronger. You can come back from failed business, you can't come back from death."

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She has a point. Stay home. stay alive.

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