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  #204 New March 24th, 2020 01:58 AM
Well, with the extension of the tax filing date to July 15th, my wife will be working a lot longer than she thought this tax season. We will have to see how many hours she will be putting in as time goes on, but she is currently making appointments for May. This will be an "interesting" year to say the least.

As I still am not sure to what extent comments regarding the Chinese Flu are allowed in the Discussion Forum, I will make them here for now. After doing some refresher reading online regarding the Black Death and the Plague outbreak in London and other parts of England circa 1666, I have the following thoughts.

In 1666, in London, the death toll of the plague was in excess of 68,000, so that roughly 1 in 6 to 1 in 7 Londoners died of it. From looking through the texts, it looks like the total death toll during those plague years was over 100,000, of a lot smaller population of Great Britain than there is now. If the London death toll percentage in the 1666 plague outbreak was duplicated in New York City today, the total number of deaths in one year would be well in excess of 1 million. Give the apparent fatality rate currently being quoted for the Chinese virus, I suspect that is not going to happen. The current outbreak pales even in comparison to the Spanish Flu outbreak 100 years ago. Then the heaviest fatality rate was in young men, not those over 60 or so, or my age bracket. The end result of all of this is I will be following government recommendations, and also stocking up on ammo. Society has gone through much worse times.

As for the imbeciles who flocked to the Florida beaches for spring break, it appears that the piper is getting paid. The University of Tampa reports that several students have now tests positive for the flu, and I can imagine that is only the tip of the iceberg. I understand that it is un-Christian of me but to be honest, I have no sympathy for those cretins. The attitude of "I am going to party, and who cares what happens" is about what I would expect from a fair number of today's spoiled snowflakes. They are now discovering that maybe putting partying first was not such a good idea.
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