How’s That Haircut Workin’ Out For Ya, Possum Hollar

That hair wasn’t teased, it was cruelly bullied.

Two hairstylists who worked while symptomatic potentially exposed 140 clients to coronavirus
Two Missouri hairstylists potentially exposed 140 clients to coronavirus when they worked for up to eight days this month while symptomatic, health officials said.

The Springfield-Greene Health Department announced Saturday that a second hairstylist tested positive for coronavirus, and may have exposed 56 clients at the same Great Clips salon.

A day earlier, it had said another hairstylist with coronavirus at the same salon potentially exposed 84 customers and seven coworkers.

It is yet another datapoint (well 140 data points) that people are not taking this seriously and under pressure from Lord Damp Nut hisself, they are opening up for bidness too soon. Just now…

…another lie that will get people killed.

If you read the article, you will also learn that the stylists were displaying symptoms, but went to work anyway, and followed  the rules EXCEPT one:

Both stylists worked from the second week of May to Wednesday. The clients and the stylists all wore face coverings, the Health Department said. At the time, businesses like barbershops and hair salons were allowed to operate in the state.

You cannot work on hair and whatnot six-feet apart. So even with the masks, they manage to infect expose* 140 people.

The Salon closed again for cleaning, but you know that they are opening again. As they say: RINSE AND REPEAT.

There are so many systemic failures in this one story it should be a cautionary tale for everyone.

Next up in Possum Hollar: Bobbing fer Bubba!

  • Corrected, H/T Scissorhead Quaker in a Basement
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21 Responses to How’s That Haircut Workin’ Out For Ya, Possum Hollar

  1. In two weeks hospitals in mid Missouri will be overrun. Drunks gotta party.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. MDavis says:

    Not so much stupider, but 3 times as many people to be stupid together.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. roket says:

    Sadly, many of those partygoers will take the virus home to their parents and/or grandparents. Many will also learn the true meaning of quarantine when their local health department mandates it after they test positive.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. skinnydennis says:

    In 2 weeks, renamed Late of the Ozarks.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. donnah says:

    Ah, the shallow end of the gene pool!

    Liked by 5 people

  6. Bruce388 says:

    Unlike 100 years ago we all have information at our fingertips and too many of us are Republican-level stupid.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. glitterbug says:

    I haven’t cut my hair (except for some trims) since 11/16
    I’m full old hippie now 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    This thing is never going away at this rate.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Dennis Cole says:

    Could it be? Could We, The Wise Ones on the West Coast, live to prevail, to survive, to overcome all odds, and end up on top o’ the Heap? Whence we can totally own the cretins, Troglodytes, Morlocks and what-have-you? Along with the populace of the rest of the states that obeyed orders, remained inside, and rode it out.
    And all these “protesters” are aiming their wrath in the completely wrong direction – they should be demanding from Gov’t. the means & money they need to survive a shutdown of this magnitude, instead of railing at their leaders, who are only trying to save them from dying, to let them return to at least some semblance of Normal.

    Because from now on, there ain’t gonna BE a “Normal” for as far as the horizon stretches. And the more they clamor for it, the further it will recede.

    So then how about a bit of trivia? The word “Decimate” used to mean “reduce by a tenth,” but no longer. Now, some people use it to mean “Reduced TO a tenth.” Somewhere in the middle is modern usage:
    decimate[ des-uh-meyt ]
    “verb (used with object), dec·i·mat·ed, dec·i·mat·ing.
    to destroy a great number or proportion of:

    1.)The population was decimated by a plague.
    a)to select by lot and kill every tenth person of.

    Obsolete. to take a tenth of or from.”

    Because if Possum Hollar IS reduced to 10% of its former vigorous self, they’re gonna be a pushover.


  10. quakerinabasement says:

    Slow down, there, 10G. Nothing in the report says 140 people were infected. That’s the number who were exposed. Not the same thing.

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