Monday, April 6, 2020

A public service announcement: Coronavirus is not the flu. It's worse.

Here’s a video that sums up what the COVID-19 is and why social distancing is important. It’s short, easy to follow, and explains why disney is closed and why everything seems so drastic.

Let’s do the math.

US population: 330,000,000

Pct of population affected      Number of individuals         2% of those individuals
70%                                          231,000,000                    4,620,000
60%                                          198,000,000                    3,960,000
50%                                          165,000,000                    3,300,000
40%                                          132,000,000                    2,640,000
30%                                            99,000,000                    1,980,000

What that means....if 30% of the population gets exposed to the virus and 2% of those affected die, we could expect almost 2 million deaths in the US.

Hence why social distancing and quarantining prevents an avoidable epidemic. 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World

With the parks closed, I thought it might be a little fun to take a trip down memory lane. Here is the corny, cheesy, perhaps cringey at times, grand opening celebration of Walt Disney world which aired in 1971 on the wonderful world of disney.


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Episode #368 - podcast notes

link to podcast > 

This episode talks about the ongoing closures, and I remind you that  all of us need to do our part and stay indoors and away from others. You know, doing what we can to stop the spread of the virus.

I also have a couple of updates on new things that are planned for the parks. And then I go on to talk about 8D audio, which is really like 3D enhanced audio, but cool in any case.

Update from when this was recorded: With the stay-at-home order from the governor of Florida extending into early May, I think it’s going to mean that Disney world won’t start reopening until sometime in mid-May, at the earliest. 

One thing I wanted to mention...I talk a bit about how there’s confusion about when this might end, and that there are conflicting messages and hard to understand responses and guidance. Let me be clear: I have very strong opinions on this topic; Trump is the main source of the confusion, because he’s a pillock. And for his part, Desantis is just being a wanker.

If you are interested in reading more of my thoughts on this topic, I invite you to read my Bitchin dave blog post: