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Yeah, that’s why my downtown bus had to pass me twice yesterday because it was already full...And why it took me 45 mins to get from downtown to Shoreline...
This is a perfect example of why you should remain skeptical of things in the media. You’ll never understand how flat out wrong they get it until the story is something you experienced firsthand and you think to yourself “but that’s not what happened at all”.
Uh, no it's not. The other shoe will drop by the end of this week or early into the next. Amazon will go a couple days pretending everything is fine, then there will be more cases and they'll have no choice but to close. Once Amazon folds any other workers who can telecommute are done too.
It's not ideal but we're still in the relative calm before the storm. The anticipation is the most stressful part.
We're about two weeks away from when we really hit the impressive part of an exponential growth curve if the guy from Fred Hutch is correct about infections doubling every six days. Every single person in Washington will be infected by the time June 1st rolls around if he's on the right track.
I would certainly hope so. There are a whole lot of ifs that have to happen for June 1st to be doomsday. Most importantly, the guy's model has to prove correct and nothing has to change about our containment strategy.
I just worry we're going to wait until containment doesn't work because that's the comfortable thing to do.
I'm not sure they're waiting vs just accepting its inevitable. I think many are still hoping that the severity isn't as bad as it was in China as Wuhan wasn't prepared as they were the first. Indications for the rest of China seem to suggest so if you trust their numbers. But being realistic, the WHO suggests 20% infected need critical medical care, even if we lower this number to 10%. The number of cases in the next few days are going to go up into the 100's. That means 10 to 20 new patients at our local hospitals a day. In about 2-3 weeks that infrastructure just won't be able to handle it. Maybe they realize that and are just accepting its coming?
According to Redditt it is (can't make this up...)
> "It's our public duty to help people who are vulnerable," **Tiia-Mai Redditt** of Seattle said Tuesday while shopping for hand sanitizer at a Target. The store had been sold out for days, an employee said, and Redditt worried about a friend with a lung condition. She had already tried a nearby Whole Foods and a Trader Joe's.
"I've never seen downtown so empty," she said, referring to the streets, not just the shelves.