23 MARCH. 2020 - OREGON DAY 23 OF THE VIRUS
I think, however, now that "big picture' is clear, beginning with today we will now concentrate on what is happening here (not only in America), but specifically in my State of Oregon, and our home Port of Siuslaw environments, but please ! do not stop the communications !!
Looking at the time-chart trajectories, the 30 and 60 day marks are pivotal, so, next week end, we here in Oregon should typically start to flatten out, then peak around the end of April.
Getting from day 23 to day 60 is the trick... there is strong evidence that this outbreak will come in waves (like Tsunami), making this current episode only a "marker' wave... preceding the actual Tsunami that will hit over the summer, so, vigilance is paramount.
In response to your comments on the Marin County and Santa Monica California beach swarms and our Oregon reporting yesterday, but, also Florida and texas beaches ￼had invasions, the Miami Mayor closed all marinas and boating and Miami-Dade police were out on the water and shutting down any parties, so, "Yes" people are ignoring the stay-at-home dictates, and even being belligerent about "not" mingling.￼
We have no local enforcement, and the attitude is "if we do not see it, it is not happening", so there are no police, fire, city, county vehicles or personnel circulating to observe and control, and no network for reporting like in many of your countries.
Here in America we used to have local on-the-street volunteer civil organizations for Defense, Disaster, and Public Order like you have, but they sadly all morphed into "Paying" and government-appointed jobs, that insulate themselves from what is happening.
To￼tal we have 191 cases and 5 deaths in Oregon, with 3 cases and 1 death in the county we are berthed in, our Harbor town has nothing reported (that I can find).
As I wrote all of the above at noon-time, the Oregon Governor just closed down the state until 8 April, only emergency business will stay open and our Harbor will be ￼locked down to all outsiders without a code for the gates. When they said hide in place they were not kidding.
Order-in foods have containers...that have been touched by people you don't know, (they had to get touched to get them to your house), Dr. Mehmet Oz says "You need to discard those containers at the door, pour out the ingredients, the food in those containers are probably clean, but, get rid of those containers."... and, really consider "who" is cooking and serving that food, Are they working sick ?
After being in Interstate Catering and restaurants ourselves, we are very "aware' of what goes on in food preparation... especially during extended "slam" times, here are some pointers from our Doomship Catering Days.