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Old March 28th, 2020, 05:45 PM
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I talked with a friend of mine from my church last night, and he is starting to struggle with cabin fever. He, like my and my wife, are in the most vulverable group to the corona virus, and has been pretty much staying it. Cabin fever is not something to joke about, as we saw it in Alaska. People can stay cooped up for only so long before they start having problems. My wife is still working as she is in what has been deemed an essential occupation, so she is dealing with the public daily, not without worries on my part. However, many of you might be under lockdown right now. If you are, give friends and family a call or do an Internet chat with them, see how they are doing, just talk and listen. It will be of enormous help to both them and you.
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Imagine being in Jump Space most of your career, in double-occupancy staterooms.
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Military barracks.

But imagine you're on a tropical island, swaying in the breeze of the air conditioner.

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I was not referring to an imaginary world, but the Real World that we are living in. The lock-down order in Illinois lasts until April 7th, and given what is happening in Chicago, I suspect that it will be extended.
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This is good advice. Keep in touch and keep safe.
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New Orleans is looking at lockdown until April 20. It's likely to be extended if it gets as bad as the projections are indicating.

Good advice, TR51. Just checking in with people to see how they're doing means a lot and helps break up the monotony.
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This will be historic; we do live in interesting times.

I doubt it will reach the ravages of the Black Death, but there will be sociological changes.

Our lockdown is supposedly until April nineteenth, but I suspect that's very dependent on where we are on the infection curve.

When was the original lockdown announcement, Friday thirteenth? While there was a sudden potato famine, it didn't last long.
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I misspoke. New Orleans' lockdown is officially scheduled to end Apr 13. But that would be foolish. The Gov and our Mayor have both stated it's likely to be extended.

It's... I don't know what the word is. Looking back at historical events, particularly the massive and awful ones, I always wonder how on earth people could behave in such ways, or look the other way, or just not care. Then I see the Springbreakers, and people congregating in Austin and so forth (probably happening around here too, unfortunately). I guess this is what it's like, everything's just fine. Except it isn't. And don't get me started on the US government's response to this...

I hope everyone is taking this seriously. Follow the protocols, avoid going out the airlock except if absolutely necessary and double-check suit integrity when you do have to.

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