Only 12% of medical groups say they have received anything from the Feds (CNN).


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I once went to a Blue Man Group show when they first started out in NYC and my then BFF commented that those who sat in the front row “needed to wear full-body condoms”.

We cannot have this kind of art anymore in the age of coronaviruses. There will be a pie-fight gap (except in DK).

Not sure that this brave new hazmat world is going to be pleasant in the future. Fortunately, there is plenty of good COVID-19 analysis out there.

Just getting more neurotic than usual after watching this video, but it did remind me that any compromises in an immune system can doom some of us.

The need to go to the supermarket gets crazier only because I keep not making lists of things needed — so I have been making more trips outside the house than I need.


Since I shop in the evenings, the tradeoff is the accumulated cooties from the business day versus no crowds. Another tradeoff is those empty shelves, and the hope that they will get restocked, despite people’s tendencies to panic buy.

My local supermarket is out of those things that come in massive, prepper bunker sizes, even if we’re only looking at most probably a month of isolation and at least for me, going only once a week to the store.

I may carry a trekking pole to the market if only to suggest to people who stand in line that they really should stay the fuck away from me  practice respectful social distancing.

I now see why I should be carrying anti-bacterial wipes everywhere with me, except I cannot buy them in stores because of those empty shelves.

We’ve covered the nuts and bolts of safely shopping during the coronavirus pandemic, but when it comes to what exactly you should buy—and what to do about grocery store shortages—here are more coronavirus shopping tips, including the best food to buy, what to avoid, and why you (still) shouldn’t panic.

Buying groceries can be an ordeal and that particularly holds true nowadays. Simply venturing outside is stressful enough, plus confronting crowds and empty shelves only compounds that. The online shopping experience is just as maddening with notices of “delivery currently unavailable” and “out of stock” becoming all too common. Scarcity then leads to buying too much and that’s never a good thing (for you or for your community).


“We personally stocked up on non-perishables that are also highly nutritious including dried beans, canned beans, unsalted canned vegetables, whole-grain pasta, whole-grain bread you can freeze or refrigerate to extend its life, cereals, soy milks, almond milks, peanut butter (or alternative) and jelly,” advises Hunnes.

When it comes to fresh produce, Dana Hunnes suggests going with fruits and vegetables that will last a while such as apples, oranges, carrots, celery, onions, and garlic.

Related Reading: 10 Pantry Staples You Can Freeze (Including Milk and Eggs)


Have you had some of these hygiene challenges?

Due to the virus epidemic, many governments have started to close their borders and lock their cities. With the news, the world is seeing food shortages and empty supermarket shelves everywhere due to widespread panic purchases. In a foreclosure situation, the free movement and transportation of goods and food supply chains across borders is disrupted.

Singapore, in particular, imports more than 90% of its food. In times of crisis, the Singapore government has indicated that the country has at best about three months of national food stocks. This greatly reinforces the need to make the 30 x 30 vision a reality, where Singapore has set itself the goal of producing 30% of its nutritional needs by 2030, compared to less than 10% today. The objective is to increase the cultivation of vegetables and fruits and to stimulate the production of protein sources to strengthen the resilience of food supply and food security in Singapore.



  • March 28, 2020