It Doesn’t Affect Me

Except through the people I know who are affected. I’m talking about Corona-chan and all the mess that has gone along with it – wearing masks, social distancing, quarantine, etc. I realized talking with my wife tonight that she, along with most “normal” people, have strong emotions regularly as a result of this pandemic – anxiety, dread, general worry, even anger. I have none of those feelings whatsoever. I’m not worried. I’m not panicked. I feel absolutely know anxiety about getting the virus, nor what would happen to me if I did get the virus. Part of this is that…

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Numbers make people stupid

As soon as you introduce numerical data into an informational vector, you are going to confound people and turn them from rational into irrational. Some people get numbers. Some people understand what math means in a practical sense. For others, statistics turn them into idiots. Ex. 1 – IMPACT Coronavirus is 98% survivable (ignoring distribution). No big deal, right? Why is everyone freaking out? Would you play Russian roulette? The odds of winning are pretty good – 80%! Most people would say no, because they aren’t idiots. How many cylinders would it take for you to gamble? 20? 50? 98%…

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Basic Emergency Prep List – Welcome, Corona-chan!

Following up from the other post: The point here is to make sure you are comfortable and well-nourished following an emergency, have good options, and of course don’t have to pay out the nose for price-gouged goods. Here’s a basic list of recommendations for any plague or boogs (keep in mind you can always be MORE prepared) and more or less what I have. You can always do more: Food: Rice – 100 lbs Pinto Beans – 25 lbs Condensed milk – 2 cases Canned Corn – 2 cases Cheerios – 4 boxes Kodiak pancake mix – 2 large boxes…

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Prepping for Corona-Chan

My wife asked me, “Are you scared?” I said, “Of course not, because I’m prepared.” Prepared for what, exactly? The Corona Virus, earthquakes, floods, PG&E randomly shutting off my power, the Electric Boogaloo, the impending return of the Black Death in San Francisco… I’m talking basic emergency preparedness here, not bugging out and hiding in the wilderness during a collapse. If you want to take it to that level, that is up to you. Everyone should be prepared for significant economic disruptions due to disasters, and Corona-chan has made me realize that I wasn’t as prepared as I would like…

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