I have been buying my bras from Decent Exposures for years. Their bras are the most comfortable ever created. And they put their business on hold to make masks.
We spoke with Elder Son last week. Their hospital has not gotten hit hard yet, but he now believes the deluge may come. The Zuni reservation lies right next to the Navajo rez that has been hit very hard by the coronavirus. He quoted some statistics showing that, iirc, New Mexico had a very, very high per capita rate of infection and also a high rate of increase. In NM, McKinley County where he lives is #1 in those same rates, mainly because of the Navaho’s tragically high rates of infection.
I asked if there was much interaction between the Zunis and the Navajos. He said not much; while it is culturally acceptable for a Zuni to marry a Hopi, there is a strong cultural bias against marrying a Navajo — nearly as strong as a Zuni marrying a non-native. He didn’t know when or why this antagonism arose.
CNN story about Gallup. The governor closed all the roads in and out on Friday.
The prior weekend he had delivered a load of tests to a lab in Albuquerque; if he had not, the results would have been delayed three days. He volunteered for the task because it gave him a valid reason to go to a large supermarket and stock up.. He wanted to do that trip because he and GF were getting low on supplies; their last stock-up trip was in late February. He said his grocery cart was so full this time there was not room for the jackfruit he wanted to buy, and the bottle of rum had to be hung from his pinky finger by the loop on its necks. $700 at the grocery/liquor store and $500 at a butcher shop. All the meat at the latter is frozen and prime grade; it is grown on the butcher’s land. No meat-packing factory involved.
I am suddenly rich in reading material. Three books picked up curbside at my library, one picked up curbside at another library, three purchased and received via USPS, and one freebie downloaded on my Kindle app ::smile::
PSA regarding hand-washing.
PSA regarding libraries during the time of lockdown.
Use the right onion.
I cannot recommend this highly enough. Dr. Mike Osterholm has a weekly podcast about the virus. It is science- and fact-based, much more so than the main-stream media. As much as I respect the WaPo and the NYT, this is far superior. (original link from Chris)