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Fri May 29, 2020, 09:35 PM

 

So is social distancing and "no crowds" officially over?

I guess so.

I know I'll be shit on for this. But if everything this message board has been saying for three months is true, we will reap what we sow in several major cities in a week to 10 days.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:38 PM

1. Nope. I agree. It makes me cringe to see the lack of coronavirus attention

Iím all for this but six feet and masks are still needed. Not to mention being in no more then 10 in a group. We all predicted two weeks would see a big uptake in coronavirus. We just thought it was going to be repugs mostly.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:39 PM

2. And in a community hit hardest demographically.

 

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #2)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:41 PM

5. I know. Good intentions, but...

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:40 PM

3. I'll not be letting my guard down.

Nope, not for a long time.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:41 PM

4. The definition of a super spreader event.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:41 PM

6. Riot/Protest COVID-19 Hotspots, but as most are under 45, most will just spread it, not die. It will

be their older relatives and friends, and the comorbidity cohorts who will truly suffer and die. Clusterfuckery, but sometimes people just cannot let injustice go on. No easy answers at all.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:55 PM

14. Yep, spread it to their elderly relatives.

I don't see much social distancing going on during the protests.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:46 PM

7. Wisconsin had 18 dead and 733 new cases SINCE YESTERDAY

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:48 PM

8. This post from a local Pulmonologist

This is a FB post from a local Pulmonologist in an Asheville hospital.

Dr. Daniel Fertel
5/29/20

"We are right on the edge of being overwhelmed with critically ill patients due to a spike in Covid 19 cases here in WNC. In a typical late spring year, we might have 15 patients in the ICU. Right now we have 45 and are about to start pulling extra providers to the hospital to deal with this surge of patients- many of whom are in their 30s and 40s and were otherwise fairly healthy.

As tempting as it is to take the relaxation of restrictions as a sign that itís ok to return to business as usual, Iím here to tell you that itís not. Covid is not a hurricane thatís blown over, never to return. Itís a pack of lions roaming around the block- if itís not in front of your house right now, itíll be there shortly.

Please, please continue to socially distance whenever possible and wear a mask while in public, shared spaces. When spending your money at local businesses, show your support for those who are protecting their employees, customers, and community by erring on the side of caution in regards to how and when they reeopen their doors. The choices you make are vital to preventing Covid in Asheville from looking a whole lot like COVID in NYC."

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:48 PM

9. No argument from me

Weíre still in the middle of a pandemic.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #9)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:58 PM

16. Or still at the beginning.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:50 PM

10. We are in the middle of a world health crisis

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #10)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:52 PM

12. Exactly...

To paraphrase a famous British guy.....Not the end. Not even the beginning of the end. But perhaps the end of the beginning.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:51 PM

11. Data seems to show that the epidemiology of this virus....

is no different than other coronaviruses. The one's that cause common colds. They wain in the summer as people spread out and spend more time outside, making transmission less likely. Not zero, but less likely. The virus doesn't just go away. It burns slowly, biding its time. When we all go back inside when the weather turns cold, just like with cold and flu bugs, it will take off. I worry far more about October than I do June. This virus will explode again and restrictions will have to be put back in place just in time for the holidays. The only thing that will stop this eventuality is a vaccine. And that won't happen on an industrial scale until 2021 at best.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:53 PM

13. yeah...spring break in a big way..

these cities will be hot spots. I'm thrilled to see the passion in these young people, and at the same time fear how it will effect them, and all those they come in contact with. Lots of people have had masks on, but not enough. Covid-19 has been "officially over" for many people for a while now, but none that are at these protests, and I guess none that have been saying things on this message board.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #13)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:56 PM

15. A lot of people seems to think masks have magical powers and wearing them pulled down off mouth and

nose is going to protect them somehow.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:02 PM

17. I have felt all along that opening threatened worse than what happened

at the outset.

What has changed?
- no vaccine
- little in break throughs for treatment yet
- lack of testing and lack of reliable testing
- little in place for contact tracing
- although improved, we're probably about to hear about ventilator shortages
- although improved, we still lack N95 masks - which is what is really needed with a virus they're concluding is far more contagious in the air than on surfaces. They also should be doing more to encourage protecting eyes because it thrives in the eyes.
- we still have a long way to go for effective education on how to avoid the virus, handle it (when to go to the hospital or how to treat it at home to a point), symptoms (a growing list), etc
etc

I think they said yesterday that 24 states were on the rise ... and we're on the path to open up more.

I appreciate the saw off with the economics but the above is going to damage the economics more anyway and shatter economic confidence further

I think we're better off with fewer disabled and dead and buying time for the doctors to come up with treatments that reduce the organ damage that will reduce death and disability. Get the other items on the above list and then we can discuss opening up.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:12 PM

18. Well people seem to think so.

Currently, my Fox News watching neighbors are having a ďget togetherĒ of about 10 people in their backyard. No masks, no social distancing. And, weíre in Chicago and are still under a stay at home order for a few more days.

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