Daily Archives: March 21, 2020

Checking in with Los Feliz

Los Feliz Daycare (motto: “We do not accept immunized children”) is an ultra-progressive child care center in an unspecified affluent neighborhood on the left coast. Some recent tweets:

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2020_03 21 Ann Frank

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: Christians fed and housed Jews when doing so could get them shot. Surely we can find ways to help each other now.

2020_03 21 presser

CHINESE CORONAVIRUS: I listened to Trump’s daily virus briefing yesterday. The reporters reminded me of little children, continually cycling back to whining about how Mean Orange Man says we is doing crappy job and hurtz us feelingz. I wanted to reach into the screen and smack them upside the head. “You’re in the WHITE HOUSE PRESS ROOM! Grow UP!

Meanwhile, our excellent president let his team speak, which is something I continue to admire about him and have not forgotten Obama didn’t do. Two things he said that stuck with me are, “We’ll get through this” and “We can replace the money; we can’t replace the people.” Also, he praised the private sector for proactively contacting them with offers to switch manufacturing capacity to produce needed materials, like masks and respirators, and that the need to self-quarantine will last at least through the end of March.

New unemployment claims surged last week as people in non-critical jobs were laid off. We need to keep these people in mind and carefully avoid succumbing to “me first” isolationism, even as we practice self-quarantine and wonder how we’re going to pay bills without the usual pay checks.

In GOOD news, chloroquine – a common and inexpensive malaria drug – appears to be working well against the Chinese Coronavirus. Dr. Fauci said it’s still preliminary and we won’t know more until it’s used on a lot of people who have the virus. There are also a home test kit and a vaccine being moved through the FDA approval process.

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