These have been cropping up in grocery stores: plexiglass sneeze guards. They’re a great idea. I think we should keep them year-around.
Source: Sneeze guards: Kroger, Walmart, Publix and other stores adding plexiglass barriers for cashiers as virus spreads
A big thank-you to all the grocery store workers and all the food delivery people, both to stock stores and to stock people’s homes. You’re helping to keep us all fed during this crisis.
We may need them year round, as Fauci sees signs that coronavirus may become cyclical, like the flu.
“Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday that he was seeing indications that the virus could keep returning as a “seasonal, cyclic thing,” like the flu.” WaPo
Imagine? One good thing that may come of this, maybe, is that the CDC and NIH get bigger budgets and we go back to having a pandemic preparedness team.
Ventured out to the supermarket today and saw my first plexiglass shield. The pasta and tomato products shelves were full but there was no fresh yeast to be had. The next phase in hoarding, I guess.
In Dr. John Campbell’s YouTube report on COVID-19 developments on Friday, March 27, he said the European Centre for Disease Control (EUCDC) just came out with a statement that warmer weather will most likely have no impact on the disease. That would indicate it does not behave like the flu and will not be cyclic. This also means that countries in warmer latitudes like those in sub-Saharan Africa and India will not be spared.