- Nov 15, 2001
- Real Name
- Neil Middlemiss
Back to Coronavirus. We’ve found Costco to be a lifesaver with their home delivery via Instacart. Especially as we are in the middle or a relocation.
Well, they're higher here in mid-Michigan!Actually, on further consideration, I don't think the prices were necessarily higher, but there were less "on sale" than there normally is. Usually maybe 1/4 of the things available are "on sale" and today I maybe only saw 1-2 things "on sale". So while the list prices may have been largely stable, the reduction of items "on sale" results in a net increase in prices.
For comparisons sake, 1 pound of 15% ground beef (organic for what that's worth) was $6.99. Just as a reference point for comparison to what your local market may charge.
I just read the same article and was thinking of linking to it when yours went up. One of those winding paths of link-hopping from one topic to the next - starting with civil unrest articles - then finally came across this.OK...my wife came across a really fascinating article that suggests that coronavirus we're dealing with is not what we think it is.
As the url says, it's looking like a vascular disease, not a respiratory one. It uses the lungs as a point of entry to the body, but once in, it affects the endothelial cells in blood vessels. This would (if true) explain the varying non-respiratory symptoms (like the heart and immune response problem affecting children).
The article refers to an article in The Lancet in April, which means that peer reviews are likely going on already. If they end up supporting this idea, it could be a game-changer in terms of how we respond in treating the virus, and work on a vaccine.