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I live in New Delhi, 21 days lock-down became necessary as educating people and requesting self isolation wasn't working as people got out to the streets anyway. And that too in some kind of festive spirit (?).
21 days, nobody allowed to leave home for any reason.
Essentials remain open for business and available. Only one person from a household is allowed for that too.
Implementing this would be a challenge. But we are facing a bigger challenge already.
a lot of breaches, or a heck of a lot of deaths in the next 3 weeks
I hope none of that happens. Police is allowed to use force if necessary to keep people out of the streets.
And the virus hasn't community spread yet. So fingers crossed.
China and Korea have clearly shown (even to the stupidest and blindest who couldn't see the obvious if it were painted on a ten-foot poster, five feet from their faces) that the only way to handle coronavirus is with a huge amount of testing and near-total lockdown.
So it's unfortunate, yes, and there will be horror stories, but there genuinely is a greater good here (hint: it ain't the %$@#&^* stock market!)
There will be several more "Italies", yet, particularly in countries with alt-right denialist or "money is more important than lives" leaders (or both).
On total lockdown, India will struggle for a short while, then heal. Other countries are unlikely do as well.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
At my university ... we are talking about the late 70s, and this happened a couple of years before I entered ... at the first lecture in the course on discrete simulation harked before he explained that this course was supposed to be based on the Simula language, but he really didn't know that language very well.
So one of the students raised his hand, "I have been working in Simula for quite some time, so I could take care of that!" So it went. The student taught all the language specific details and the professor took care of the general principles of discrete simulation.
I guess the professor picked up a lot from the student. When he was teaching my class, he hadled Simula well.
There are two causes for the hoarding of asswipes.
Part one - Poor Consumerism:
One is that, depending upon what brand you buy, you have anywhere from as many as 1000 wipes/roll to as few as 160 wipes/roll. Now those fools who have been buying those that come in on the low end know how quickly a roll goes for them and realize they need a huge stockpile just to cope with normal times. So, the twit's hoard.
Part two - Monkey See - Monkey Do:
There are countless 'meeee toooo!' mentalities out there. That is, after all, the basis of the rapidly evolving fashion industry. Well - if someone else is buying ludicrous amounts of wipes they must have a good reason, no? Meeeee toooooo! As often as not, members of Part One are also members of part two. It's almost a natural consequence.
Now other factors may enter in to this - but pretty much these two would be more than enough.
There are countless 'meeee toooo!' mentalities out there.
I somewhat disagree. The first time it hit the news that a few crazy people were hoarding TP, I went out and bought an 8 pack (of the high end variety, so my usage per roll rate is very high, harhar). The reason being, yes, there is the lemming effect, but us more evolved mammals have to compensate for what the lemmings do, which sometimes means we look a bit like lemmings. But really, I was, am, and never will be a lemming.