[olug] May and beyond

Lou Duchez lou at paprikash.com
Wed Apr 8 08:12:08 CDT 2020

I feel there is a big asterisk next to all this talk of peak COVID-19: 
it is a peak IF AND ONLY IF we practice social distancing and proper 
hygiene until such time as a vaccine or cure has been developed and 
deployed to the general public.  If we don't think in those terms -- 
like if we return to normal habits on June 1 -- we'll see new spikes of 
COVID-19 a couple weeks later.

So, social distancing is the new normal.

There is a subtle benefit that comes of all this, though: it is forcing 
us to figure out how to practice a lifestyle that involves less 
commuting, fewer trips, and overall generating less pollution. Those are 
skills we collectively needed to develop to help with climate change, so 
it may work out that COVID-19 teaches us the skills required to keep 
this planet habitable.  If so, I will be happy to shake COVID-19's hand, 
while wearing like twelve layers of glove of course.

On 4/8/2020 7:51 AM, Dave Thacker wrote:
> Hello Tux Enthusiasts,
> One of the forecasts I've seen (1) shows the peak of COVID-19 in Nebraska
> might be about April 25th.   It's unlikely that we will all be out of the
> house by early May, so I'm planning going on a virtual meeting Tuesday, May
> 5th.   I'll be talking to our currently scheduled presenters to see if they
> have adapt their talk to an electronic format.   We'll make a call for
> future meetings in mid-May.    In the meantime, stay safe and virus free!
> Oh, and check your permissions on Zoom, too.(2)
> Dave
> (1)
> https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/07/825479416/new-yorks-coronavirus-deaths-may-level-off-soon-when-might-your-state-s-peak#allstates
> (2)
> https://www.cnet.com/news/zoom-every-security-issue-uncovered-in-the-video-chat-app/

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