First of all, I have not been that productive since online teaching has ended. Yes, I have stuff to grade that will trickle in, but I have to kick myself into writing up some ideas that I have.
About the workout, I do have a note about my right knee.
first, I walked a bit more than 3 miles…enough so I can count yesterday’s 6.9 at 7. So: 5, 4, 5, 7, 3 = 24 so far this week.
Then to the weights: rotator cuff, warm up squats, pull ups: 10, 5, 5, 10, 10, 5, 5,
Bench: 10 x 132, 5 x 176 (hard), 5 x 171, 5 x 171
shoulder presses with 44: 3 sets of 10 (seated, supported)
goblet squats to the chair: 3 sets of 6
trap bar dead: 6 x 184, 6 x 206, 5 x 217 (taking care of the knees)
note: I took my shoes off for the 6 x 184 and felt it in my right knee..again. So I put them back on and had no difficulty. The foot angle makes a difference
The painting above is called “same storm, different boat” (or “different ship”).
And I understand some of the complexity.
Yes, COVID-19 isn’t as lethal as some others, but imagine 10,000 infected people spreading it to 20,000 (r = 2). That 20,000: you’d expect perhaps 100 deaths (at 0.5 percent mortality) and perhaps again as many to suffer long term to permanent complications. Now imagine a sniper killing 100 and wounding 100: do we say “meh, most are ok?”
And so, governors give orders and, well, they really didn’t have the time to be super careful and to craft a careful bill that the state congress can vet and improve.
So, some areas might be locked down more than necessary.
Some essential businesses might take advantage (e. g. a big box store that sells groceries might sell other things that smaller, non-grocery stores cannot sell.
And among the non-essential businesses: some might have great floor plans and safety procedures whereas others might be infection hot spots waiting to happen, and both are treated the same way.
By nature, there will be unfairness and resentment…and yes, the government might be quick to impose restrictions but slow to provide help, if it helps at all.
It sucks. And good people can disagree.
Now I am NOT saying that some aren’t total idiots.
And complaining about mask/customer respect policies …really?
So yeah, some are acting terribly and I have little patience with them; I’ve blocked and muted a lot of people on social media.