I'm curious about the general vibe on Mastodon.

@Ayior I'm worried for other people, but I'm not having trouble with panic or anxiety (yet?)
(voted "It's serious but I'm calm")

@Ayior cOrOnA is JuSt a FLUU 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡

(glad I didn't see these here)

@Ayior more worried about government responses pushing for fascism than the virus

@Ayior I'm not panicking, but I wouldn't say calm either. Subconscious anxiety is off the charts

The virus is not much dangerous, it just propagates easy. The real problem is that the public health systems in most of the world has been destroyed systematically at the service of big private business and international debt usury, that's what they try to conceal.


i'm somewhere between serious and overhyped. the virus is serious and foundations are crumbling, which i think most people know, if haven't known for some time now, and is driving a lot of hysteria.

@Ayior i'll add that "humanity" has been it's own worst enemy for a couple thousand years now at minimum, I feel like this virus has little on us other than that it was largely preventable in many ways

raised to fear nukes, justifiably, but our love of plastic and such is proving to be far more disastrous


Much easier to be calm when the breadwinner in the house can work from home.

@Ayior I feel like this is an infectious agent like we haven't seen in a long time, maybe since the flu in the early 1900's. People seem to be taking it seriously, but the numbers seem to still be going up exponentially. And I don't know if that's just due to more testing in the US, that they were always that high and we just didn't know, or if those are new infections. So I am panicking inside, but not taking survival actions yet.

@Ayior At the beginning of this week, Illinois had 93 known cases. This Friday they had over 400.
Missouri had 2, now they have 73..

@Ayior I am living in a German state with a "soft" lockdown. I am worried for people that dont do well in isolation.

@Ayior i have bought a shovel and started building a foxxhole

@Ayior The virus is serious, but I know what to do about it, despite having high-risk kids. And my co-parent is competent and supportive

What worries me more is the impact that keeping safe is having on people without adequate social protections. Watching whole communities lose their livelihoods and worry about where they'll get food and other necessities


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