.....Looks like 6 months of restrictions, but worth it to be safe.
One of the riders in the vids, Richard, was on a brand new husky 2 stroke, it’ll be his only ride on it..
Whatever it takes we'll do it. Better to be overly cautious with restrictions on movement than to pretend things 'won't be too bad'. Looks increasingly like things will end up being considerably worse than people first thought.
Schools in this rural area closed their doors almost 3 weeks ago. Initially they figured they'd likely reopen by now. As of today the state says schools all across Arizona won't reopen till next year, Students have to keep up online with their class schedules, so it's not a picnic by any means.
People are being careful, at least in small communities like this. Masks and protective gloves are common place now. Disinfecting common surfaces has become a way of life. Commercially produced masks are non-existent, so my wife and others are sewing washable scrub masks every day, initially for first responders and medical personnel, with extras available as needs are met.
My youngest son, who is 43 now, felt this is an unprecedented event in human history, something that may upend everything we know before it runs its course. I told him it may be unprecedented to those not prepared to adapt, but it's certainly not without precedent as far as the history of man and the world we live in is concerned.
Plagues of various sorts have impacted our world from before recorded history to the present day. The 'black plague' that decimated Europe a few hundred years ago. The illnesses people brought with them to the Americas when Europeans first arrived, illnesses that nearly wiped out native populations who had no natural immunity to such pathogens. The flu pandemic that swept the US in 1918, sickening and killing a large percentage of the population, especially in crowded cities and to a lesser extent in remote rural areas.
'Pandemic events' like Covid-19 are part of what makes our world the place it is today. Those who take necessary precautions, obeying the rules laid down to lessen the impact and slow the spread of deadly viruses, are part of what will ultimately be the solution, however long it takes to get there.