House Arrest in the Age of Coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus crisis San Francisco and other cities has imposed a “shelter in place”€ order that exempts the homeless.

9 thoughts on “House Arrest in the Age of Coronavirus

  1. So they’re starting to release people from prison due to this coronavirus. Of course, that’s a potential disaster too. A prison population is probably already infected. And I suspect that there will be a higher rate of lack of follow through on quarantine protocols from people who’ve just spent who knows how long locked in cages.
    Of course, at this point, it’s probably too late as it is. But we’ve got two weeks or so until the next primary, and I think that those will be postponed too. It’s possible Sanders could still win this thing.
    Now, if my theory is right, because I have not used quote marks, this should post instantly.

  2. Wouldn’t it be nice if we used this excuse to round up all the homeless and put them into clean, safe facilities and give them, oh I don’t know, a few weeks of clean beds, hot showers, warm meals, maybe even a little therapy or just someone to listen to them? Couldn’t we use the excuse of a global pandemic to show a little kindness?

    • «Couldn’t we use the excuse of a global pandemic to show a little kindness?» I fear you’ve misunderstood, Alex ; while the powerful and their advisers are indeed resolved to never let a good crisis go to waste, kindness is not the point of the exercise….

      Henri

      • It is with great reluctance that I have agreed to this calling. I love democracy. I love the Republic. Once this crisis has abated, I will lay down the powers you have given me! — Arbuthnot the Magnificent

        «…kindness is not the point of the exercise….»: Even if I do fully agree, I still doubt the crisis’ true seriousness. Although I’d love to see the American error definitely corrected, I somehow doubt it will happen in my lifetime (Which might be -or not- shortened if Covid-19 is indeed deadly serious ).
        Still, even if I’ll certainly never be able to afford it, I’m wondering what is Trump -a well-known yellow coward- having before going out to shake hands publicly…

        (*)Motherboard: How Coronavirus Might Help Surveillance Boom
        (*)Politico: K Street looks to ride coronavirus relief efforts

        Now, you: What’s your take on the topic?

        America delenda est!

        (*): Since there is already plenty for my comment to be censored, external links are not provided here, but could be, in another post. Don’t forget that DuckDuckGo (NOT Google) is your best friend.

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