Journaling the Coronavirus (COVID19) Pandemic,
May 29, 2020
The testing sites in Wisconsin have fallen on hard times.
Nobody is going to be tested anymore. What happened? Only a week ago the few testing sites were overwhelmed by cars lined up and people waiting for hours to be tested. What happened was the media. The new effort to appoint, hire, or whatever, hundreds of thousands of tracers has begun and the potential effects of that hiring have begun to sink in. It’s one thing to be found positive after testing, especially for those with no symptoms. It is quite another to turn in one’s friends to be quarantined. These are tough relationship times if you haven’t noticed. The last thing that needs to happen in most people’s lives in America today is to lose what close friends they might have.
The logic of turning in associates, fellow workers, friends, and family so that these people can be put in (at first) voluntary quarantine in their homes for weeks on end, is going to have an effect on relationships, and this is not escaping most people. If those ‘turned in,’ or snitched on, cannot afford to be quarantined then how do you think they are going to feel about the person who turned them in and got them quarantined in the first place? As I wrote much earlier, when tracing was just an idea and not a new applied social and legal force, it is turning in names over to a tracer, not a practice that might serve one well if you gave the tracer a list of enemies instead of those close to you?
This is real life out here, not some sort of idyllic result of rose sunshine – induced vacation play. This tracing thing is already starting to have an effect, but, like so much of the reaction to the virus has already proven, the results of applied actions to stem the virus or hold back the spread of it, where any of this is going to go over time is almost impossible to predict, but be assured that friendly, open and self-sacrificing cooperation is not going to be a huge part of it.
Unleash with your Comments on the Tracing Situation
I too see the potential abuse of tracing and feel government is intent on Orwellian controls being placed on sheeple. I will never subject myself to testing unless I’m deathly I’ll.
I sincerely hope we are both wrong but I doubt it.
Freeing convicted trump supporters for virus concerns while tens of thousands remain incarcerated was the topper.
Keep posting your observations.
We may not have the choice regarding “testing”, etc. if the Powers to be mandate testing in order to enjoy the basics.
I appreciate your input.
James,congratulations on being mobbed by Northern Michigan tourists looking for some freedom over Memorial Day. Hope everyone in your community made some $$$$. Unbelievable that US citizens are fleeing one state’s oppression to breath w/o face masks in another and on Memorial Day of all days. Home of the brave? and land of the ????
It was an interesting video to shoot, Joe
Can you believe an audience of over 250,000 views on just Facebook?
Many of the comments (1,900) were very strange.
BUT 2,600 people did SHARE the video.
Many felt I was being judgemental. I was just reporting what I Saw.
Thanks for your input,
How timely, this am’s paper, “4 charged on suspicion of violating quarantine”, the 4 girls, U of WY students don’t have it, just suspected of coming in contact with someone who does and were ordered to quarantine for 14 days. W/O getting into a lot if legal stuff, reference TITLE 18 USC, SECTION 242, ” Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law” & TITLE 42 USC 1983″Civil action for deprivation of rights”. The officials can be sued individually w/o the legal liability protection of their office. Which is our objective here in WY, let them feel some pain. A very interesting few months are coming up! Get organized and go after them, they are vulnerable! Bleed them!
I am sorry for being late with a response, Joe.
Do you have updated information on the outcome of the quarantine?
Constitution, Bill of rights. ?
1984 was a little slow to develop, but it is here now and half the people in the country don’ t know it yet! Animal farm is here for real!!!!
Half the people in the USA have difficulty reading the 4th-grade level, let alone comprehend the message of 1984.
Thanks for the input, William.
why am i thinking germany when hitler and those fellas were in charge? or soviet russia where the children were trained to turn in the parents? china and its cultural revolution? am i just paranoid?