Life Under Quarantine-Penny

Tue, May 12, 2020 in 1301-1325
Life Under Quarantine-Penny
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Tue, May 12th, 2020
KidCthulhu
The resort that Mrs. Farthing is referencing is a setting for another comic by fellow Comic Fury artist, Lirvilas.

Also, I'm pretty sure Teri would be mortified to know Mrs. Farthing refers to her as "that queer Eskimo".

Comments:

Tue, May 12th, 2020
Creativerealms
Let ms guess, that is Mrs. Farthing being nice and trying to watch what she says.

Yeah some people are still planning for things to do when this pandemic ends. They fail to realize that life wont be the same when it's over. He have to change some behaviors to prevent this from happening again. There will be a new normal.
Tue, May 12th, 2020
ERA
Unfortunately, a lot of the behaviors we could change to prevent it from happening again aren't really feasible between states of emergency. Social Distancing heavily hinders the ability of places like restaurants or theatres (not just the movie kind) to make money. You'd have to cut the number of students in most classrooms to a third or less. Who's gonna teach the other 2/3rd math? There's probably a great many other examples I can't think of right now, but it'd take years to expand our just the teaching base necessary divvy up classrooms to continue social distancing past this pandemic.

The most feasible changes we can make are governmental. Pandemic preparedness should be a matter of law, not executive whim, and the supplies and protocols necessary to be well prepared should be kept updated and not as easily pilfered or dismantled as they were here in the US. The ability to relax red tape and make a rapid response. The ability to rapidly enact social restrictions to hinder spread (this one isn't just governmental but judicial, as in the US we apparently need the judicial justification as well >_> ). These are things done at the level of government, not the populace.

And preventing this exact sort of thing from happening again would actually require international action to ensure certain nations whose common names start with "C" aren't shirking oversight by or lying to the international medical organizations whose job it is to track this sort of thing.
Tue, May 12th, 2020
KidCthulhu
Lots of valid points here. It'd also help if we had rational, reasonable leaders. Just sayin'...
Tue, May 12th, 2020
KidCthulhu
I'm sure Mrs. Farthing think she's being "woke" here. I don't think it'd ever occur to her that Teri might even find the term "Eskimo" offensive.
Tue, May 12th, 2020
Hmm
https://www.uaf.edu/anlc/resources/inuit_or_eskimo.php
Wed, May 13th, 2020
FYI "Esk*mo" is a slur, though it's one that's perfectly in character for Penny's mom to use.
Wed, May 13th, 2020
KidCthulhu
I always thought it was.
Mon, May 25th, 2020
NeilKapit
Mother dearest hasn’t cracked under quarrantine, it seems she was always this way
Mon, May 25th, 2020
NeilKapit
Mother dearest hasn’t cracked under quarrantine, it seems she was always this way