Ready for our morning walk!
Akemi is a big fan of medical masks. They’re quite common in Japan, worn by sick individuals who don’t want to infect others, and by healthy individuals who don’t want to get sick. When, a few weeks ago, the experts started telling the public that “masks don’t work”, Akemi’s response was “Bullshit!”. And, of course, it IS bullshit. Really, these “experts” should have just been honest with the public and just said: “We fucked up. We had three months of warnings that this would happen but we failed to take preventative measures and didn’t stock up to protect our healthcare professionals. We have been caught with our pants down and we’re sorry.” But I don’t think that’s going to happen.
For my part, I’m going maskless – for now, as I’m only really going out to walk Suji at the park (or occasionally going out to pick up eats). Yesterday, we had to go to the bank for what turned out to be an alarmingly all-too-long twenty minute visit. But Akemi had me covered.
Planning something special for you Dark Matter fans. I’ll have more details for you early next week!
The Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament continues! Choose between –
Episode 1 and Episode 7!
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It's Episode 1 vs Episode 7!
Pilot vs Wendy the Robot!
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How people in Nanjing went from 93 infections to 0 infections:
If we go into full isolation for four weeks, we can get on top of this.
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