The Pacific is bluer than usual this morning. People are out and about; no one seems to be panicking. I saw a lady with a cane who must have been in her 80s walking along the Esplanade. I broke my ten-day-long restaurant fast today and had breakfast at a small place by the beach. I know the owner and most of his staff. He’s taking a bit of a hit but has his chin up.
Now that there’s more awareness of the problem, people are taking steps to mitigate it. There are fewer than 100 reported cases of COVID-19 in my county of 10 million people and only one death. Even if the number of infected individuals is ten times greater than reported, that’s still only 0.1% infection rate and 0.1% mortality of the infected; if the number of reported cases is accurate, it’s 1% but subject to the small N problem.
I trust all the Ratburgers are well and enjoying the day.