Do you think it has any effect?
I think I’m becoming a bit like a feral barn cat - uncivilized and unpredictable. I look a little weirder every month that passes. I’m more wary of other people. Not just because of the virus, necessarily. Its because they, too, have a feral feel about them. Something about them just feels ‘off.’ They might seem a little driftless, desperate, or dangerous than usual - like barn cats, not normal cats. There is a sense in the environment that everyone and everything is transient. There’s a wildness that I think comes from a lack of social presence that would typically enforce social norms. Maybe theres something to do with the anonymity that comes with masks.
What will the winter do to people? Other people could become quite dangerous once seasonal despair sets in with the first snowfalls. Those who lack anymore resiliency will become super spreaders. Something bad is coming. I smell trouble again. Its different this time than in the Spring - more despairing and deeply, deeply troubling. The smell is still faint, but it will get stronger as the weather gets colder. I think that we will know more in a month. Be ready for anything, you guys.