People are panicking. Why not. A major health crisis not being resolved. Social unrest developing.
There is an evolution. Hoarding first. Hoarding of 3M N95 masks, then sanitizers, non-perishable foods, guns and ammunition. Cash may be next. I suspect it will be.
On a saturday two weeks ago in a particular Baltimore neighborhood, a run occurred. On a credit union. Depositors wanted their money!
Involved was the MECU Credit Union at 2337 East Northern Parkway. MECU is located in a low/middle class neighborhood. Predominantly an African-American community.
A large line of cars leading up to the facility. People lined on foot in front of the ATM machine. Depositors there definitely not to cash a check. Most had lost their jobs weeks ago.
Concededly a solitary such incident. Though it was reported several weeks ago there was a run on mid Manhattan banks over a 2 day period. I mentioned it at the time.
The National Guard has a presence in the Baltimore/Washington area. Military tents and equipment in certain spots. Humvees common. Humvess have been spotted down the street from MECU.
A national bank run could be around the corner. Especially since the most recent stimulus package so far is a f__k up. The package that was supposed to help working America and small businesses.
People are/will be freaking out. The banks will be stormed if people feel the banks will fail. Crashing 401ks and news of a possible recession does not help.
The situation could be explosive!
Another example of social unrest has reared its ugly head. Looting.
Stores in New York City and other major cities have been boarded up because of the looting fear.
New York City police report that burglaries were up 75 percent between 3/12 and 3/31. Supermarket burglaries alone were up 400 percent during the same period.
Trump recently signed an Executive Order to activate up to 1 million troops. His reasons behind the signing the evolution of the coronavirus crisis and economic collapse.
I wonder if their is more to Trump’s thinking. He wants to be President forever. He may call off the November election using social unrest as the excuse. He could back up his wants/desires with the 1 million troops. Backed by ICE and the specially trained Border Patrol military.
Never say never. Be vigilant.
Absolutely amazing! The activity on the internet.
Everyone home is keeping busy on the internet. My Facebook friend requests are over the top. From 8-10 a day to 40-90. Must be the same for everyone.
New chat groups popping up. Chat where you see each other. Clubs being formed where people meet, greet and visualize each other every day.
An expanded world wide communication system that probably would never have taken off without coronavirus changing everyone’s lives.
I finally got to see a person live on skype. Took a week. Cathy who was visiting in mid Florida last week who I mentioned is now home in Seattle. It took a while. I had the basics. She worked me through it.
We had a pleasant hour. She was sitting outside her home buried in blankets with her dog. Both keeping her warm. The temperature was 48 degrees.
Cathy lived in Key West back in the late 1980’s. A different world then.
She is now a simulation specialist at a nursing school in Seattle. I am not sure what the job entails. She enjoys it tremendously.
A couple of weeks ago, it was reported a dog had the virus. Now, a tiger. A 4 year old Malayan tiger named Nadia. Her residence the Bronx Zoo.
Zoo staff are concerned 6 other tigers may have coronavirus also.
Whatever, Nadia and her friends are expected to recover.
People got sick pretty bad back in 1896 also.
Poor May Johnson is still sick. And today is her 20th birthday! She did not enjoy it.
May spent her day in bed experiencing heavy chills, a raging fever, splitting headache, and a pain in her back.
May wrote, “I never spent such a miserable birthday in all my life.”
Enjoy your day!