At work things have returned to a (sort of) normal. Most of my coworkers have come back and staffing is now over 90%. The only employees that haven’t returned are a few with very serious preexisting health conditions, like heart and respiratory issues.
As for masks, I see fewer of them every day. I’m still seeing more while shopping than at work. At work about 25% are still wearing them, and the majority of those only “wear” them under their chins, or if it was possible to be more stupid looking, hanging from one ear. Apparently, showing how much you care by walking around with a useless mask is the new status symbol among the leftist lunatic fringe.
As for surprises during the Chinavirusmeltdownshitshow®, there have been very few. I was not surprised that politicians like power, and to abuse it. I was not surprised that there are law enforcement officers more than willing to violate the rights of the people they serve on the unlawful orders of their superiors. I was not surprised that most people take what they see on the news as gospel without giving it one moment of considered thought.
I was surprised that there wasn’t a larger backlash to the shutdown, and sooner. Perhaps modern Americans aren’t as freedom loving as I thought.
I guess the biggest surprise for me, though, was the number of people I personally know, people that I thought were rational, reasonable people, who turned out not to be. I guess you don’t really know someone until you see them in a crisis.
I still don’t personally know a single person that contracted the Chinawuhanbatsoupvirus, or at least knew they did.