COVID 19 tearing our country apart…or is it?

First the workout:

I decided to walk early before the public got to the park. There were a few there; I did some 15:50’ish paced walking (4 miles in lower Bradley Park)
Then: rotator cuff
pull ups: 10, 5, 5, 10, 5, 5, 5, 5 (sets of 10 were usual grip, all but final 5 were with chin-up grip)
bench press: weak: 10 x 132, 4 x 176, 5 x 171, 5 x 171
seated shoulder: 3 sets of 10 x 44 (supported)
hex bar row: 3 sets of 8 with 134
hex bar deadlift (squat really) 3 sets of 5 x 184, being careful with my knees; felt light. Ok, it was.

I am out of sorts but hey, I need to establish a new normal after the grading is over.

Society I think the news of some businesses defying the executive order (and I will NOT patronize them, even after the order is over) and the wack jobs protesting at state capitols and some of the very noisy MUH FREEDUMS got me to thinking that I am pretty isolated in my fear that we might be moving too quickly toward reopening.

Evidently, there are “more of us” that I realize:

Apparently most Americans are not eager to think of themselves as warriors—or are simply wise soldiers, with strategy as their strength. A poll from The Washington Post and the University of Maryland released yesterday finds that eight in 10 Americans oppose reopening movie theaters and gyms; three-quarters don’t support letting sit-down restaurants and nail salons reopen; and a third or less would allow barber shops, gun stores, and retail stores to operate. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll last week found similar numbers: Nine in 10 Americans don’t think sporting events should have crowds without more testing; 85 percent would keep schools closed, and 80 percent would keep dine-in restaurants shut. There is no significant difference in views between residents of states that have begun loosening restrictions and those that have not.

This uniformity is a sharp departure from the totalizing logic of the Trump era. In perhaps the most extreme example, a small majority of Republican respondents told YouGov last year that Trump was a better president than Abraham Lincoln. That result fit the general pattern, while these results do not.

These numbers don’t seem to match exactly what I see; I do see many going into stores without masks..well, SOME stores. It almost seems that those who “look like” Trump voters don’t care; other places: the mask seems to be what everyone does.

We’ll see.

I just fear we’ll get a local spike and I won’t get to teach in person this fall.