First off, I just wanted to state that I started my day with a nearly perfect latte and breakfast and then had an amazing shave. Nothing that important about that, but it is nice when you hit the trifecta like that.
Second, in personal news, it has now been over two years since I have been sick. I have had my unavoidable low grade sinus infections that just make me miserable, and I have had a reaction to the shingles shot, and a couple days where I am just run down and had a man cold, but I have not had a serious cold since November of 2019, and I attribute it ENTIRELY to simply wearing a mask in public places, avoiding crowds (more than I usually did), and handwashing. So while yes, there are tons of scientific studies that show that wearing a mask works, I don’t need them, because I am aware of it from my own personal experiences. And again, the days of the unwashed masses breathing on me in public are over. I will be wearing a mask in grocery stores and similar places for the rest of my life, and I give nary a fuck what anyone thinks about that. THE END.
Third, the markets absolutely shit the bed at the news of a new covid variant. I think most of you know how I feel about the markets in general, but this time around, I am not so sure they are wrong to lose their shit. Only half the US is vaccinated, almost no one is wearing a mask, and people are just go about things as if everything is back to normal. I personally expect covid cases to skyrocket over the next few months, although I suspect it might be less lethal because a lot of the cases that will be reported will be among people who have been vaccinated. However, with the new mutation, I expect by January we will be in the shit again. A season of shopping, mingling, christmas parties, travel, and new years should give us a solid chance to really get a ton of people sick, and since we are the stupidest fucking country on the planet, I expect that is precisely what is going to happen.
Whatever. I am over it now. My friends and loved ones are vaccinated and careful, children
can not CAN NOW be vaccinated, and while I feel terrible for the immune compromised who really are getting screwed by people over this, the rest of the people who choose to be dipshits and want to fuck around and find out can, well, fuck around and find out. I just refuse to live my life concerned about the health and welfare of the stupidest and most evil among us. I’m gonna devote my energies to taking care of my own and those who want help.