They've tried lockdowns. Ain't working. They've tried masks. Ain't working. They're trying curfews, they won't work either.
The thing is, if you close small stores, and leave big ones open, there's no point closing the small ones. You can't leave schools open, and expect closing bars to be enough.
If you put enough people together, some wearing medical masks, some wearing handkerchiefs, some using face shields, some just refusing to wear anything, you have NOT got a controlled environment.
We have tried a lot of ideas, but they have not been done with anything like consistency or dedication. And they shouldn't work. So I'm not surprised they haven't.
I'm fortunate. I'm largely stuck at home. I see almost no one. The only people I have been hanging out with, are either made of plastic, or have fur :) Covid has not had an easy time reaching me.
I have never been tested. I'm not in a rush to be. I feel fine. I haven't been hanging out with groups of unmasked people. I haven't been hanging out with people at all really. I buy groceries, and I go back home. It sucks, it's boring. But it's at least fairly safe.
Covid will prey on us, until we conquer it with a vaccine. I don't expect that to happen this month, or this spring. Maybe by the end of 2021 we will have conquered the hysteria, and the reluctance. But I expect covid will be like a yearly flu shot too. Covid, it happened, it's going to be hard to eliminate it. Utterly.
I see covid as forcing me to go back to wargaming.
I think it is also interfering with me spending money on clothes.
Wargame, 05% of the time.
Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.