Saturday, May 16, 2020
TKC MUST READ!! AWARD WINNING KANSAS CITY AUTHOR SLAMS BROOKSIDE OUTDOOR CAFE PATRONS WHO DON'T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS REOPEN SOCIAL DISTANCING!!!
In a public post that's, ironically, going viral—Kansas City literary giant Whitney Terrell lambasts patrons of the "Brookside Barrio" throwing coronavirus caution to the wind.
Here's the premise at the outset of the local reopen . . .
"Very much #idgaf about the ‘rona or masks or social distancing here in #Brookside #kansascity."
Related reading for context . . .
MarketWatch: See how quickly the coronavirus can spread in a restaurant in this stomach-churning black light video
The scribe continues in a public comment . . .
"This was the first night that restaurants can be open in KC. To be clear, I want business open. Everybody does. But this patio looked as crowded as a normal night in 2019. I know the bar well. My photo doesn’t even really do it justice. It’s all good if nobody has Covid. But you get one person in there who’s positive and you’ve got a lot of cases. Read about the one guy in Seoul who infected over 100 people in a single night. Maybe operating, say, a Ford plant is worth that risk. (I’m not saying it is but one could argue.) But is hanging out at Brookside Barrio worth that risk? And this was 7 pm. Just think how less careful people are after a couple drinks. We need a consistent federal plan for how to do this. And the plan we do have is being ignored by our governor."
And so . . .
THE WARNING FROM THIS CELEBRATED KANSAS CITY AUTHOR HAS EARNED ACCOLADES AMONG HIS MANY FANS WHO JOIN IN DENOUNCING FOODIE PATRONS!!!
Hopefully, his vivid account will inspire public health safety changes given that dozens of locals have likely called the city's 311 line inspired by the local leader in literature.
Let's not forget that Mr. Terrell was educated at Princeton, so he's no dummy and has earned nationwide accolades for his vivid writing that's far more accomplished than any Internets troll or bloggy scumbag. Accordingly, it will take weeks to see if his skill as a virologist will also prove correct.
Developing . . .