So we have news crews from NBC under voluntary quarantine who get bored and go to a restaurant for some take out. We have nurses under voluntary observation who get on air liners. CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked a CDC spokesman today about the voluntary aspect of all this and got a bunch of mumbles. No straight reply. Seems clear to me that telling potential Typhoid Mary's to stay home, word of honor, isn't working.
Lord Obama went on the news today after all this broke to tell people not to worry. I've been hearing a lot of that, but more and more professional voices are saying "you better worry." The World Health Organization is saying the disease is still spreading exponentially. Our borders are still open to everybody who wants to jet in from the hot zone.
My wife is going to the store tomorrow to stock up on large quantities of the kids favorite foods. My daughter has made arrangements to borrow a horse trailer and had a hitch put on her Jeep Commander. If she has to flee with my son from the city, she isn't leaving Seamus the Rescue Horse behind. I don't mind her bringing her lizards but I am less enthusiastic about her snake. He can live in the heated part of the barn in his tank, but he isn't coming in the house.
Since I was already working on getting ready for winter the past few months, we are in good shape. I told my wife we had plenty of food, but she wants to have a lot of the things the kids like best. For instance, we don't buy generic pasta sauce, it has to be "Ragu." I'm not so picky, but I don't begrudge my son and daughter their little perks. I think my wife would be happy if a huge Ebola pandemic broke out since the kids would be coming home. I guess you have to look on the bright side of things.
The ferrets are prepared. They have adequate provisions, and have decreed that no other ferrets can come to the mountain top until the crisis is past.