social distance
(Mike Allen)

With the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent cancelling of just about every event for the next two months, I was thinking it would be severe case of bad luck to have planned a business opening or be trying to start a relationship right now. The pandemic’s full impact to the economy will take a while to understand, but it’s not looking great at this point. How much social distance is too much?

A couple of things stand out to me when scanning the news this past week. First, most of the articles I’ve read don’t seem to want to use the term “aerosol transmission” to describe how the virus is spread, which they should. I was under the impression that this was the official medical term for this type of situation, and I also think it gives the public a good visual on what we’re dealing with. Think about what it looks like when you spray air freshener in your house, for example.

Secondly, what’s with the toilet paper mania? Someone is going to have to explain this to me, because I’ve given it some thought and I still don’t get it. Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies I can understand — there is currently an increase in need to clean lots of things we touch — but the rush to buy 170 rolls of toilet paper? I’m stumped.

Perhaps in the coming days, all will be revealed. Just, you know, stay about 16 feet away when you tell me.

Past Sundaze comics

Birds of a feather draw together
Where the whiskey drowns and the Bern chases …
Blow up the Thunder? Chris Paul extinguished the fuse
Imagine that: New Oklahoma brand confuses some
Be careful searching, algorithm overlords are watching
Oklahoma’s recent liquor bicker confusing, even sober
Highway to the construction zone
All ears: OU basketball gets it right as Top Daug returns
Stitt, tribal leaders pack their poker faces for court
Cookie mishap: Santa high in the sky of Oklahoma
Blinded by the unholy headlights
The value of a car that gets you to and from work
The Cybertruck: Weird, different and polarizing
Ask Ludacris for input on new OKC area code
With the Sooner Schooner on blocks, it’s Top Daug time
NBA’s and players’ comments on China wimpy so far
Topless ruling has some blowing their tops in Oklahoma
New OKC food halls make for tough choices
A decade’s difference in the OKC concert scene
Park opening could get extreme with release of scissortails
Daddy, which side were you on in the Chicken War?