Friday, January 22, 2021

More Michigan Corona-idiocy

So Governor Half-Whit has announced restaurants can open on February 1

At 25% capacity and with restaurants being required to close at 10pm, because Science! and Data!

We will note that 25% capacity is not profitable nor sustainable for a restaurant, and is even more restrictive than her prior 50% capacity orders.

The 10pm curfew apparently is because the virus becomes much more contagious at the stroke of 10:01, or something.

In related news, now that Gov Half-Whit has dictated that High Schools may reopen, the kids will be going back to a hybrid program of two days there, one day off in the middle for studying, and two days virtual.

There's a minor fly in the ointment though. For the days there will be in the building they are being told, in addition to even more draconian separation rules from other students than the last re-opening, to bring their computers with them as the live classes will also be on Zoom.  So basically they will be virtual without the comforts of home.

But wait, there's more!

Most importantly, they've been told to wear winter jackets and bring blankets to wear in class.

This is because the school is going to have all the windows open to increase airflow to prevent the coronavirus from spreading among the students.

In Winter in Michigan.

This idiocy has apparently been dictated to the school as a best practice that they must follow.

How well students will learn while shivering and wearing costs, hats, jackets, gloves and masks is yet to be determined.  At least the laptops won't be at risk of overheating.  

This is either a clever psychological ploy to have parents decide to keep their kids at home so they don't have to offer live classes, or they really believe this nonsense is a sensible approach to reopening.

The kids are certainly going to have one helluva high school experience to reminisce about when they're adults.


Old NFO said... words for that stupidity!!!

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

"Orange Man Bad" is she can be gracious to the serfs and start opening up things to show her benevolence..Now bow down and show your gratitude.

Aaron said...

Old NFO: I have words for it, but they're a tad unsuited to print.

MrGarabaldi: Yep, isn't it funny how that works?