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posticon Editorial - Dire Predictions, Simple Protections

Opinions | Friday, April 03, 2020 | By Dan Veaner Print
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As our days of social isolation turn into weeks many people are becoming bored, and not following the steps recommended by the CDC and our local health department such as social distancing and hand washing.  We all yearn for normal life to resume.  Some folks are joking on social media that the year 2020 has not at all met expectations, and they are demanding a refund.

I think it is easy to understand social distancing.  COVID-19 is transmitted by little droplets expelled from sneezes or coughs, or heavy breathing -- I won't even think about asking what's causing that!  But hand washing?  With soap and water?  How could such a commonplace thing as bar soap or liquid soap make as big a difference as health officials claim it does? 

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posticon Thoughts - Low Tech to Overcome Isolation

Opinions | Friday, April 03, 2020 | By Casey Stevens Print
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Caseythoughts Last week Thoughts turned out much better than originally conceived. My inability to use email to transmit it to our esteemed editor seemed an insurmountable obstacle. I don't own a computer or iPhone and I'm normally content to use a library, computer and a jitterbug phone. Right. Dan came up with an ingenious solution utilizing artificial intelligence transcription. No, the artificial does not apply to my musings, but it's antithesis, "organic intelligence" certainly applies to Dan. I'm hoping for lightning to strike again this week.

Oh no. My mailbox has a postcard that says president Trump's coronavirus guidelines for America. Oh, please! If it didn't have the CDC's common sense guidelines on the back, I would have expected "Doctor Donald's Magical Elixir and Patented Cure" on the front. Whose idea was it to put the Chest Thumper in Chief's imprimatur on this national mailing? Someone please save us all from this Looney Tunes madness, I ask.

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