[Ads-l] hopefully not WOTY - twindemic

James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Tue Oct 12 00:30:30 UTC 2021

Epidemics of COVID and influenza occurring at the same time.
Earliest hit on Google News is MedPage Today July 23, 2021
and same dateCDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reportwww/cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7029a1.htm?s_cid=mm7029a1_w

which references a paywall-protected Wed site also from Medpage.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/uritheflu/88909
October 1, 2020
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^a different word, less scary and unlikely to become WOTY"streetery"summarized by Google as"cities are initiating “streatery” (street + eatery) programs that utilize on-street. parking space(s) adjacent to a business to allow for. outdoor seating where sidewalk or patio space is not. available or not practical."
Urban Dictionary, dated July 1, 2020,  reads"A fortunate child of Covid, symbolic of human adaptation to harsh conditions, a streetery is a street converted to an eatery. Ideated by foodies and restaurants who can't possibly survive without one another, and pitched to politicians on an empty stomach, streeteries temporarily block vehicular traffic to allow for tables to be dressed and customers, 6 feet apart, to be fed.

The ingenuous plot thus promotes healthy capitalism in several ways."

Err, shouldn't that be "ingenious"?
James A.  Landau
jjjrlandau at netscape.com

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