Austin on Lockdown

Tuesday around noon, the Mayor of Austin and a Travis County judge announced a shutdown of all bars and restaurant dining areas (take-out and delivery are still allowed) and a ban on all meetings or gatherings with ten people or more At the time, the CDC recommendation was less than 50 in general, 10 for high risk populations. The public schools and the University of Texas at Austin were already shutdown. The less than 10 recommendation seemed over reacting at the time. Now I’m not so sure. “Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now” convinced me they are not over-reacting. The possible toll, if correct, is staggering: 96 million cases in the US and 480,000 deaths. Ten times the usual flu season.

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One Response to Austin on Lockdown

  1. Jeff says:

    Here is a link to followup/update, “Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance“.

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