not spot to hotspot

pretty much over night. south dakota has no stay at home emergency. supposedly because covid-19 was not happening there. except now the meat packing plant in sioux falls is shut down. it started with over 200 people at the plant having covid-19. the number rises each day. the mayor of sioux falls is asking the governor to issue a stay at home order. the governor does not think it is a problem. wait for updates as she explains her positive attitude to the virus. meanwhile the president wants to open the country back up. even though we can barely manage diagnostic testing where doctors are mostly sure it is covid-19. universal preventive testing is still a dream. and the daymare continues. fight the virus, shelter in place, thank a medical responder, thank first responders, show empathy everyone needs some now. we are in this together. we can do this.

6 thoughts on “not spot to hotspot

  1. John Hric Post author

    It is most and very exhausting. Sad we have to fight both the virus and determined ignorance. Glad the flower is pleasing. I need a daily dose of that too ! Thanks Elizabeth !

  2. NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    I think there are a thousand pieces to this puzzle, and everyone has an agenda of some sort which doesn’t necessarily fit with others. Besides those fighting the virus, it is extending the stay at home for the rest of us as well. To be continued…

    1. John Hric Post author

      Until we get all the facets of testing going we are driving blind. They need to be able to do diagnostic testing for all of the infected, not just the most serious. Even now after several weeks diagnostic testing is extremely limited. And preventive testing for the entire population has not even started. And we need to be able to do follow up testing to make sure people are not still contagious. They are finding people who have ‘recovered’ that still have active virus and who are potential sources of reinfection. And some people are in a big hurry to reopen the economy. absolutely crazy.


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