The MarinIJ weighs in on the free Bolinas covid testing project. "In the 1970s, Bolinas gained a measure of notoriety when the quirky characters who lived here successfully halted new development and became the subject of the book, “The Town that Fought to Save Itself.”
Now, nearly 50 years later, the remote seaside village is fighting to save itself once again — this time from the threat of coronavirus. Starting Monday, a privately funded guerrilla-style operation will be underway to test the entire town of 1,680 people for the deadly virus. It’s an extraordinarily rare privilege at a time when most of the country is desperate to get a handle on the extent of infection, but hamstrung by a lack of available tests.
But this time, instead of counterculture hippies taking the lead, it’s the high-tech multimillionaires — including a venture capitalist whose wife founded Flickr, a biotech entrepreneur and the founder of Zynga games — who either live or have weekend homes in the reclusive West Marin community."
FULL STORY: https://www.marinij.com/2020/04/18/this-reclusive-marin-county-enclave-is-testing-everybody-in-town-for-coronavirus/