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Italy style lockdown in US

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by SCGator52, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. SCGator52

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    So I woke up this morning to see one of my conspiracy theory friends posting on Facebook about “sources” tell them a U.S. lockdown like Italy is coming here today. What are your thoughts on this and could it even happen here?
     
  2. ursidman

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    IMO, the likelihood of that is exceedingly small (hope I'm right).
     
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  3. BLING

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    Something like that might need to happen in Seattle or wherever it gets bad in an urban environment, but on a "national" level it would be near impossible to institute. Besides that, there's no point to do that out in the sticks somewhere where it might not spread much at all.

    In either case, tell your friends don't get news off facebook.
     
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  4. SCGator52

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    She isn’t getting news off there she is spreading these theories. I tried discussing it with her but I got a headache from the encounter. No facts just tin foil hat rumors.
     
  5. hoyt233

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    Can we stop spreading rumors?
     
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  6. SCGator52

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    It’s a question about could it actually happen here. Would this country allow such a thing?
     
  7. gator_fever

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    I don't see that myself though I wouldn't put anything past some of those states like Washington and New York. Many experts are saying they think this will be like the cold seasonal wise and the hotter more humid weather will put a hurting on it.
     
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  8. ursidman

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    A Corona rumor-control hotline may be needed as fears and rumors percolate through the citizenry.
     
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  9. tampagtr

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    One may justified in a week or so, IMO,though I doubt there will be political will even then
     
  10. RIP

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    I think it will happen eventually with highly populated places but you can't enforce a country wide lockdown.
     
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    So, the path of this rumour will touch Billy Bob in Holtville Alabama while he is tapping into a 24 pack of Busch beer, he will then drunkenly and while watching Fox News will send a text to Fox and Friends about his new idea to save America from the Corona beer virus.
    Fox and Friends host salute him for supporting the Red, White and Blue by thinking about his much loved America and his idea.
    At the same time, one host says "that is a great idea and President God Bless him, Trump could order it". Knowing that Trump Is watching because he always is, the hosts tease him like a baby wanting its pacifier with comments supporting Billy Bob's idea. Later that day,Trump announces his great idea to save America and his right to do it while boarding his helicopter.
    That is how Trump leads.
     
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  12. SCGator52

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    Take the political Trump bashing nonsense to the multitude of other threads where it’s common. This is a hypothetical about the possibility of a country wide lockdown.
     
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  13. gator_fever

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    Sounds like Italy is a clustered mess in some places where people had to have dead relatives in their house for days before they could get a funeral home to pick them up.
     
  14. RIP

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    No, Billy Bob can just chime in on Kushner's facebook crowd-sourcing project.
     
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    There is one already.....@donaldtrump

    :monkey::ninja3:
     
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  16. BigCypressGator1981

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    Doubtful outside of major metropolitan areas.
     
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  17. mdgator05

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    Only two ways to stop the spread:

    1. Effective testing and isolation
    2. Draconian measures to stop people from interacting.

    Ship has basically sailed on number 1.
     
  18. danmann65

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    I read a report where an infectious disease doctor in boston tested positive and headed home. He wasnt feeling bad so he went to a staff meeting later that day. This is an educated intelligent expert acting like a moron.

    We have another week till this peaks and starts a slow decline.
     
  19. gatorpika

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    I think we need to spread more rumors....like UGA is infested with Corona and nobody should sign with them.
     
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  20. GatorNorth

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    could it? Of course. We’d be selfish and stupid to summarily say it couldn’t ever happen.

    will it for this? Not likely. At least based on today’s info.

    but that’s why all these events have been shut down, travel curtailed, offices and schools closed, which many people say is an overreaction. It’s not. It’s to avoid mass spread of a largely unknown virus for which there is no treatment yet, so that our health care facilities aren’t overrun and people in high risk groups don’t die unnecessarily.
     
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