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Coronavirus in the United States - news and thoughts

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by GatorNorth, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. gator95

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    Yes I do. Stay socially distanced and wear a mask and enforce kids wearing a mask and they should be safe. Will it be perfect? No but nothing in life is risk free.
     
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    . And, by the way, you posted a June 29 story on the AAP’s first statement, before they walked it back. Did you know that the AAP walked it back? I am sure you have thoroughly vetted this because you are relying on the AAP statement t send your kids to school? So, I will presume you went to it’s website and you knew that your post above was false when you posted it.
    https://services.aap.org/en/news-ro...dents-urge-a-safe-return-to-school-this-fall/.
    Pediatricians walk back school-reopening stance as WHO gives dire warning – Ars Technica
     
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  3. 96Gatorcise

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    8/1 (1123) largest Saturday since 5/16 (1242) 11 weeks ago

    58,429 cases, lowest Sat since 7/4
     
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  4. gator95

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    Did you read it? All they said was don’t open in hot spots, which is common sense. SoFla and some other areas in Florida should do remote but everyone else should start in person learning. For someone who doesn’t reply to my posts you seem to really be replying.
     
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  5. duchen

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    That isn’t what was said. Try again. You reinterpreted the AAP positing to fot your narrative. What was said was clear. And it contradicts your dated link. And you didn’t answer my questions about why up posted a link about a vacated position.
     
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  6. AzCatFan

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    And kids do so well socially distancing and following directions. Especially when the teacher gets sick and there's a substitute.
     
  7. gator95

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    They will or they will get sent home. It’s not that hard. Just like kids are wearing them in stores and on flights. Stop making it like kids can’t do it.
     
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  8. BigCypressGator1981

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    Look at you using faux Ebonics like a troll because you’re too afraid to voice your true opinions on an anonymous internet message board. Sweet life.
     
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  9. G8trGr8t

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    Hard to fathom how some are still not getting the message. Many of my family and people that I otherwise respect seem oblivious to the obvious, Now two prominent groups are saying we need to shut it down for real this time

    Coronavirus threat rises across U.S.: ‘We just have to assume the monster is everywhere’

    This is a new phase of the pandemic, one no longer built around local or regional clusters and hot spots. It comes at an unnerving moment in which the economy suffered its worst collapse since the Great Depression, schools are rapidly canceling plans for in-person instruction and Congress has failed to pass a new emergency relief package. President Trump continues to promote fringe science, the daily death toll keeps climbing and the human cost of the virus in America has just passed 150,000 lives.

    “Unlike many countries in the world, the United States is not currently on course to get control of this epidemic. It’s time to reset,” declared a report released this week by Johns Hopkins University.

    Another report from the Association of American Medical Colleges offered a similarly blunt message: “If the nation does not change its course — and soon — deaths in the United States could be well into the multiple hundreds of thousands.”

    The country is exhausted, but the virus is not. It has shown a consistent pattern: It spreads opportunistically wherever people let down their guard and return to more familiar patterns of mobility and socializing. When communities tighten up, by closing bars or requiring masks in public, transmission drops.
     
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  10. G8trGr8t

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    Wore N95 masks the entire flight and in airports, encouraged flight attendants to enforce mask requirement on other travelers, rented a car, no cab, used lots of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, drank through flexible straws slipped under mask, used a pile of miles and sat in first class window seats with nobody in seats next to us, sprayed all surfaces with lysol and then wiped down after 30 second soak on planes and in rental car in Alaska, tested 48 hours before we left and at ANC upon departure (Alaska offered testing on departure if you filled out a trip report of sorts that detailed where you traveled to, stayed, what you did, etc) , ate in airport well away from others, visited state with less than 700 cases at the time that required everyone coming in to have clear tests or be tested at airport, don't work with at risk people. fyi, airplane air volume is turned over every 5 minutes and run through hospital grade filters so with everybody masked up and nobody in close proximity to us the plane was safer than the jetway where I had to ask more than one person to keep their distance while boarding and exiting the flights

    It would be good if rapid testing was widely available. It isn't to the best of my knowledge and what is available isn't that reliable unless there have been advances I have missed. If rapid testing was widely available, having employees sleep at facility and work rotating 12 hour shifts for 4 days at a time would help cut transmission into nursing home facilities but right now there are a lot of at risk people being exposed to virus from employees that are catching it due to high amount of viral load in the community.
     
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  12. G8trGr8t

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    how do you define a hot spot?
     
  13. G8trGr8t

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    all airlines should share the same no fly list so idiots like this are barred from flying going forward. good on Delta, their employees and customers deserve the protection
     
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  14. G8trGr8t

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    Denali National Park. Check out this grizzly bear's sleeping spot

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    Several high school kids test positive after private school holds a prom with close to 300 people.
     
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  19. flgator2

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    That's impressive and I'm not being sarcastic.
     
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  20. flgator2

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    If you're referring to me using bro causing you to whine like this , you need to log off for awhile and seek some help. You and a few others have lied about me being racist for a long time. It's to stop. I've never been afraid to voice my opinions, I would bet most on here along with the mods would agree me on this. I've known you to be this way for a while, full of hate, anger when you don't get your way or if somebody doesn't agree with you then you call them names or try to get that person trouble. So you want me to be honest, I can't stand people who act like you and their color doesn't influence my opinion in anyway.
     
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