Despite the ongoing pandemic, spring break regulars are crowding beaches, bars, and other vacation hotspots along the gulf coast.
Many of them, being 20 somethings and ergo knowing everything, I have heard that people in their 20s always recover, and rarely get sick, from Covid19.
So they cavort about the gulf coast and the south Atlantic, doing what 20 somethings (who can afford to travel to the gulf coast for spring break, which for some reason was never something I or anyone I knew could actually do, and when the hell did this actually become a thing?) on vacation tend to do; hang out in bars, hang out in crowds, and jam together like a colony of penguins￼.￼
I saw the footage from Florida, South Padre Island, and New Orleans showing throngs of drunken, loudmouthed, teeming hordes of addlepated bobbleheads. The footage didn’t focus on the bartenders, hotel workers, Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and retail and hospitality workers in the area, of course. But they will be catching the virus from the throngs of idiots they serve.
And, inevitably, passing it along to their friends, significant others, similes, people in stores – You know, the usual epidemic thing.
And inevitably, the virus will get past to the other great population along the gulf coast; retirees. People in their 60s through 90s.￼￼ The people who are far and away the most susceptible to the ravages of Covid 19. ￼
Sorry to say, I am afraid there’s a solid chance of￼￼ absolute carnage along the gulf coast. I hope I’m wrong.