[Ads-l] hopefully not WOTY - twindemic

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 12 00:49:16 UTC 2021

Thanks for your note, James. Here is a link to the initial message of
the thread on twindemic from September 2020.

Nancy Friedman mentioned her pertinent topic:

Barry Popik tackled the topic here:


On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 8:30 PM James Landau
<00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
> Epidemics of COVID and influenza occurring at the same time.
> Earliest hit on Google News is MedPage Today July 23, 2021
> www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/uritheflu/93739
> 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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