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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:10 PM

28. We introverts have had a much easier time of this

Rejoining the rest of the world is going to be tougher on us than leaving it for a year and a half.

This time last year, I was poring over the Straits Times on a daily basis, they had the best reporting on the new virus in Wuhan.

In January, I drove for the last time, realized I couldn't do it any more.

In February, all the toilet paper disappeared. Yeah, it's a military town.

In March, we went into lockdown. I had a fever, a headache, a cough, and no sense of taste. I wondered if I had the new bug, but my chances of it were roughly the same as winning a scratch off ticket, according to the numbers they published. Now I'm about 80% sure that I had it. I still wear a mask when out. It would be just my luck to be the one in 5 million who gets it twice.

The problem with having the world reopen is that a lot of things aren't going to be there any more. It will be open but there will be few places to go, many businesses having gone under and no seed money available to restart them because the billionaires made off with all the money in this country and they don't share.

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