What If We Stopped Pretending?:
@paranoid @OCRbot Yeah, we're looking at a future none of us are prepared for. Right now is what we have and we need to not only educate ourselves for a lot of different possible outcomes, but we also need to remember that we can alter some of our possible circumstances by planning mutual aid and building possible services we may soon need. Things like keeping a copy of your important documents on a jump drive, learning how to read a map, or just learning another language are going to be extremely important skills in the future.
Living next to multiple rivers i can tell you... Mosquitos are going to carry zika, West Nile, malaria, dengue fever, equine encephalitis, and it's possible that localized mosquito bourne illnesses pop up as well. The good news is that most of the time the amount of people that will actually catch these is small. The bad news is you never know who will be the one to get it. Best thing to do in is avoid bites with bug sprays or crushed lemon balm rubbed into the skin and always make sure stagnant water sources are drained to prevent them breeding.
a private mastadon instance to experiment with