Diary of a Mad Small Businessman 7: It’s all fixed and we get to reopen?!? Really?

  1. A functional and widely used vaccine. (Nope, we don’t have those yet and it will be a while for that to get created, tested and out in the world.)
  2. A real effective treatment. On one hand, it doesn’t seem like that big a percentage, but it seems to be about 1.5–3%. I get about 100–150 people coming into the store. Pretty sure that if we had to walk by 2 or 3 of them dead by the door, it would not seem worth it to keep a game store open for browsing. (Nope again)
  3. Contact tracing/almost universal testing. Basically, this thing moves from person to person. The problem is that like 80% who have it don’t even know and end up spreading the sucker around. The whole idea of contact tracing is finding everybody who came in contact with a patient and having them quarantine for a couple of weeks. Sucks for them, but after you really do this for a while, you end up ending most of the spread, and if it breaks out again, it is in much smaller places and becomes easier and easier to keep from spreading. (This is the one thing we could actually do, but nope. not being done either, because somehow the notion has gotten out that more testing creates more cases, rather than giving us a chance to stop them from spreading.)

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Ben Calica

Ben Calica

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Ben Calica owns D20 Games, a store dedicated to getting people face to face, not face to screen. (kinda problematic at the moment.)