King County, which is made up of mostly Seattle, the Bluest of the Blue in Blue Washington State, has issued instructions for residents to be safe from the rapidly-spreading Coronavirus. The County recommends that the following groups stay home and avoid crowds for the next three weeks. This is copied verbatim from the recommendations
* People 60 and older: This group includes ME! Hey, Boss, I’m going to be out for the next three weeks to avoid getting sick! [why do I think my boss might object to such a long absence-just try to find someone to do my job!]
* People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes [yeah, this is prudent, but three weeks is a long time and maybe those people can’t afford to be out of work for three weeks]
* People who have weakened immune systems [this is obvious]
* People who are pregnant (“Pregnancy we think just as a precaution,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin with Public Health- Seattle & King County. “We don’t have good data that pregnant people are at higher risk but we feel that at this stage where so much is unknown we’d like them to take special precaution as well.”) ARRGGH!! Please note that they avoid referring to Pregnant Women, who are the ONLY ones who can become pregnant. Even so-called “transgender women” cannot become pregnant!
Update 3-5-20: Here is a link to an article on the Fox News Website, about King County. The KC government really does want everyone possible (2 million workers!) to stay home for three weeks. This is a recipe for tanking the economy.
Welcome to the world of stupid, gender-neutral language, which denies reality.