Czechia closed schools on Tuesday and banned all events >30 people yesterday, and all restaurants have to be closed after 8 pm too. Closed borders with most of western Europe including Germany :-O Thousands of people have returned from Italy, and the decision to quarantine everyone came too late... We have just 120 confirmed cases/10 million people, but community transmission started to happen.
I'm currently sick (not with the virus, most likely), so we've been hyperaware of any contact with Idealist. I try not to cough or breathe on him, but it's very hard for us to avoid contact altogether. I'm wondering if we'll be able and strong-willed enough to ensure distance if one of us gets sick and it is
likely to be the virus. Although, once symptoms show, it's probably too late. The poly aspect is, there's more people to think of. There's Meta and her kid and her parents who might get infected through the kid. (*)
I'm getting used to washing my hands thoroughly and cleaning all the doorknobs and tables once a day or so. I have yet to figure out and buy an appropriate disinfectant for my mobile phone that I can carry with me.
I'll be working from home for sure (I'm a theoretical
physicist after all, and also an asthma patient). We're cancelling our gathering with friends for next week, we'll try to do it remotely. Delivery services are becoming a good friend of mine - I just hope they keep functioning well, and also, that international travel stays open for food supplies (which it should, but still, entire industries may collapse if too many people get sick at once, or entire countries get quarantined like Italy).
I'm thankful to Trump (like, for the first time ever) for closing borders with Europe. I think it would have been hard for the EU to find the courage. He said we're the ones endangering you, but because of the complete lack of data from USA I don't believe that one bit.
I'm sorry this turned political, it wasn't my original intention, but feels appropriate now.
If anyone is unsure about the implications of exponential growth, please read this Act today or people will die.
(*)Currently, our trio lives in 2 flats in a house, with Meta and the kid living upstairs and Idealis sloooowly
moving his workspace down here (there's a lot of wiring and software work to do to move an ITguys office).