- May 27, 2015
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No it wont last forever, they will come up with a vaccine at some point, not sure how far along they are, but at some point this will be like other pandemic's that have existed in the past.My wife and I have both been working at home since mid March. We had to build a makeshift office for her, and at least logistically that has worked out fine. We are not in each others way and can do our work. We see each other at lunch. I work in engineering sales and face to face discussions and being in labs is part of my gig. Trying to do that online is ridiculous and unproductive. Online meetings will never replace face to face discussions in my field. I'd have zero concerns about going back to normal work right now. At some point it will become evident that this can't go on as it is, and that the measures taken are creating more pain than the situation itself. Vulnerable people can be protected without mass unemployment and destruction of livelihoods. I have several good friends who have had it, all were highly vulnerable, one is a Down syndrome man who is severely disabled and wheelchair bound, one is elderly and disabled, one has cancer. All recovered quickly. I have friends who have lost jobs and businesses, more that I can count. I feel badly for those with school age kids who are managing either working from home and dealing with kids, or trying to support themselves and a family with no prospects in sight for this to end. I despise those who make it their business to pontificate to others about masks, social distancing and show no concern for the healthy victims of all these restrictions. I feel badly for friends with parents in assisted living who were not able to visit for months, while their lonely elders sat abandoned and unable to comprehend. Try showing a dementia patient how to use Zoom. What bullshit. Utter cruelty is what it is. This is going to end because it has to, and the sooner people figure out that you can't shut the world down forever, the better.