I have created a new, separate account for my Mastodon client Toot!:
Please follow it for updates about Toot!, getting beta access, and similar things.
(I'm slightly struggling to keep up with all the attention it is getting right now through my personal account. This account is usually mainly for posting utter nonsense!)
Like, that specifically wasn't satire, that was a real theory currently going around now.
I finally got around to doing a Disquiet Junto challenge for the first time in ages, because the challenge this time is to take inspiration from @sculpin's wonderful InstrumentBot!
@heptapod Not sure if this is Heptapod itself or just heptapod.host, but editing files in the default branch seems to throw a 500 when trying to commit in the web interface?
And the deaths from that would be staggering, but what is even worse is the prospect of an even larger fraction of those infected developing long-term disabilities from it. America has gutted its safety nets far beyond what is safe already, but the added burden of a large fraction of the population disabled would just be disastrous.
And there is nowhere near enough time to enact the change that would be needed to avoid all of this.
I'm seriously worried about the US now. They half-arsed their lockdown, took most of the hit but got none of the benefit, and have now burned any remaining willingness for sacrifice to stop the spread. And they are back into exponential growth again.
To stop it this time would take drastic measures, and there's zero political willingness from the top to do anything remotely like that.
It's looking like there's a worrying large chance of it just spreading through the population now.
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