Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Anecdotally, it seems like people are jumping into mask-wearing pretty fast now that it's being recommended. Lots of family members who would have been the first ones to say "it's just the flu" if Fox News told them to say it a few months ago are now wearing cloth masks anytime they go out. While the spring breakers and general denialists get the headlines, I think most people are willing to do anything that means the whole thing goes away even a little bit faster.
I think we're going to start seeing lockdowns slowly rolled back sooner rather than later. Late April or early May. I think we're going to see something like this:
1) Widespread mask-wearing
2) Most things "open" but with reduced capacity and an emphasis on limited interactions when possible (i.e. stores encouraging curbside pickup). No sporting events, concerts, conventions for a long time, though.
3) Aggressive sterilization of high-risk areas. Public transportation, areas with high foot traffic, buildings with lots of people coming in and out. We will need literally round-the-clock squads wiping down surfaces.
That's *probably* going to be fine? I'd be surprised if we're still seeing community spread in significant numbers at this point.
Yeah. I can see returning to some semblance of normal at a local level (the stuff you allude to), but it's becoming harder and harder for me to see any professional sports being played with crowds. I just don't see how all the fires can be put out reliably at once in all of the areas that it would require.
Maybe in 2 months California and NY have things relatively under control...maybe Chicago/IL acted quickly enough that they don't get hit too terribly, whatever...but then what about the states who have either done little or waited too long...what about Atlanta or whatever?