Everyone I've talked to this whole time has KIND OF understood how real this is. Kind of. Myself included. But now it's finally real for me, and that's because I've accepted that I won't be able to convince anyone how long this is going to last. I can't, just like I can't convince anyone who voted for Trump that he's literally a danger to "the free world".
This current situation, the quarantine, the don't go outside, the "stay home" stuff? That's not going away. It's going to last probably a year or 18 months. Maybe with breaks, but only if we had some competent asshole at helm, not this literally retard lemur. I hope a million americans don't die, but I'd bet the over. It's going to be a shit show. We are stone cold fucked. The response was too soft, too late, and it's going to be bad. So bad.
But what do I do now in the interim? Do I just stay at home and hope? Do I find someone, anyone, willing to accept me into their small social circle? Is that safe? Can I survive 18 months without touching another human being? Should I have intentionally infected myself while good medical care was available, so that I could work to help people after I recovered?
Fuck man. Fuck