It’s like something out fo a sci-fi movie, this latest outbreak of coronavirus, and there’s no telling when the nonsense could end.
The troublesome strain is known as COVID-19, and it has infected nearly 100,000 people thus far. Of those, over 3,000 have died, almost all in Asian and the far east.
In the United States, we are just now beginning to see any real spread of COVID-19. On the west coast, nearly a dozen people have died from the virus, and the victims were almost exclusively elderly.
Nevertheless, Hollywood’s pandemic movie panic is setting in amidst the American people, and our corporate leaders are going above and beyond in order to give the appearance of preparedness.
Starbucks suspended use of reusable cups on Wednesday, as the world grapples with the global coronavirus pandemic.
The worldwide coffee shop chain announced the decision in a statement posted to its official website: “We are pausing the use of personal cups and ‘for here’ ware in our stores,” said Executive Vice President Rossann Williams, though she promised the company would “continue to honor the 10-cent discount for anyone who brings in a personal cup or asks for ‘for here’ ware.”
The CDC and other health authorities have repeatedly insinuated that washing your hands is the most important and effective preventative measure that can be taken to curb the spread of COVID-19.