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Re: Corona Virus. - July 21st 2020, 12:04 PM

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Now, in the neighboring state, it's mandatory to wear a mask in public.
Honestly, there probably won't be much difference unless they can enforce it. We've had mandatory masks for a while, and most people still won't wear them.


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Re: Corona Virus. - July 23rd 2020, 05:28 AM

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Honestly, there probably won't be much difference unless they can enforce it. We've had mandatory masks for a while, and most people still won't wear them.
A lot of people haven't been wearing them when they should because they are in a 'hot spot' area. People haven't been taking it as seriously as they should be as they think it's just another type of flu or it's just a hype.


   
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Re: Corona Virus. - July 27th 2020, 06:42 PM

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A lot of people haven't been wearing them when they should because they are in a 'hot spot' area. People haven't been taking it as seriously as they should be as they think it's just another type of flu or it's just a hype.
It is more like people are tired of a prolonged shutdown. We shut down here in Florida 3 months before the virus even really came to our state. We are understandably burnt out. I am not expert, but I am just speculating that our state could have been open that entire time.... now that the virus is hitting our state we HAVE to open. Im sorry but thats just the way it is. Florida has a big hospitality and tourism industry and millions would lose their livelihoods,jobs, and businesses if we were to shutdown again. Thats just the facts. New York got hit first because it sees a lot of international traffic. It is unreasonable to expect states that did not see their first surge back in the spring to shutdown for twice the length of time. I'm so sick of a certain political party acting like it is so selfish for me to want to work and deciding for me what is an essential activity and what isn't.

As for me: I am back to living my life as normal. I go to bars every night (only bars that don't have food are required to close) and am honestly done with this social distancing bullshit. Im not doing it anymore.
   
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Re: Corona Virus. - July 28th 2020, 02:30 PM

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It is more like people are tired of a prolonged shutdown. We shut down here in Florida 3 months before the virus even really came to our state. We are understandably burnt out. I am not expert, but I am just speculating that our state could have been open that entire time.... now that the virus is hitting our state we HAVE to open. Im sorry but thats just the way it is. Florida has a big hospitality and tourism industry and millions would lose their livelihoods,jobs, and businesses if we were to shutdown again. Thats just the facts. New York got hit first because it sees a lot of international traffic. It is unreasonable to expect states that did not see their first surge back in the spring to shutdown for twice the length of time. I'm so sick of a certain political party acting like it is so selfish for me to want to work and deciding for me what is an essential activity and what isn't.

As for me: I am back to living my life as normal. I go to bars every night (only bars that don't have food are required to close) and am honestly done with this social distancing bullshit. Im not doing it anymore.
It is not unreasonable. The countries that have this under control are the ones that shut down. America could do that too but certain politicians care more about money than they do about human life.


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Re: Corona Virus. - July 28th 2020, 03:44 PM

My state is at over 115,000 confirmed positive cases. Still somewhat limited testing (must show symptoms to get test but there probably is a test available now). New record for hospitalizations, but every other day this number is now recordbreaking.


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Re: Corona Virus. - July 31st 2020, 04:12 PM

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My state is at over 115,000 confirmed positive cases. Still somewhat limited testing (must show symptoms to get test but there probably is a test available now). New record for hospitalizations, but every other day this number is now recordbreaking.
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Re: Corona Virus. - August 1st 2020, 08:59 PM

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It is not unreasonable. The countries that have this under control are the ones that shut down. America could do that too but certain politicians care more about money than they do about human life.
Every other developed country in the world has been able to get through this pandemic just fine in comparison to America. Problem is, our government absolutely doesn't care about its citizens. In places like Great Britain and Denmark for example, the governments basically nationalized wages up to about 75-80% if the businesses furloughed the workers instead of firing them. Their unemployment rates didn't skyrocket like the US and those countries aren't going through a depression. People are desperate and depressed. There are some states where over 50% of renters wont be able to pay their rent after the moratorium lifts. 40 million people could be evicted during a pandemic. I can't blame people for wanting to get outside and do stuff, honestly- everything sucks and the country is on fire.

Japan actually had very limited shutdowns but pretty much everyone there has been wearing a mask. They've had about a thousand deaths in a country thats more densely populated than the US. You'd think the US would learn from other countries that have this under control and just do the BARE minimum to fix this, like a mask mandate or universal free masks. Its not hard, but our government doesn't function.


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Re: Corona Virus. - August 2nd 2020, 06:39 AM

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It is more like people are tired of a prolonged shutdown. We shut down here in Florida 3 months before the virus even really came to our state. We are understandably burnt out. I am not expert, but I am just speculating that our state could have been open that entire time.... now that the virus is hitting our state we HAVE to open. Im sorry but thats just the way it is. Florida has a big hospitality and tourism industry and millions would lose their livelihoods,jobs, and businesses if we were to shutdown again. Thats just the facts. New York got hit first because it sees a lot of international traffic. It is unreasonable to expect states that did not see their first surge back in the spring to shutdown for twice the length of time. I'm so sick of a certain political party acting like it is so selfish for me to want to work and deciding for me what is an essential activity and what isn't.

As for me: I am back to living my life as normal. I go to bars every night (only bars that don't have food are required to close) and am honestly done with this social distancing bullshit. Im not doing it anymore.
I understand that people are fed up with the restrictions that have been put in place and how much it would have an impact on the economy. I've tried to invest my money in local businesses as much as I can but at the end of the day, this is going to continue and everyday life is going to be prolonged if people aren't listening to medical advice during this time. The economy is going to take even longer to recover if we don't try and push through this. Countries like NZ haven't been impacted as much as other countries like the US has because they went straight into lockdown as soon as the virus became apparent. This situation has certainly impacted my mental health and I've been lucky enough to still be able to work full-time throughout the whole lockdown so I can't imagine what it's like for other communities and countries that have been impacted even more to not even be let out of the house, let alone go to work.


   
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Re: Corona Virus. - August 3rd 2020, 08:34 PM

Nobody is using any foresight as to how reopenings will just cause a vicious cycle of closings. One of the reasons why reopening schools is such a bad idea is because the numbers will skyrocket and then they'll have to be closed again anyway. Same for businesses.


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Re: Corona Virus. - August 5th 2020, 02:55 PM

Almost 130,000 confirmed cases in my state. We've drastically reduced testing. We may full reopen this week.


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Re: Corona Virus. - August 5th 2020, 06:03 PM

Neighboring state was just removed from the safe-to-travel list my state has enforced beginning August 1st due to rising cases of COVID-19 in that other state. I'm surprised my state is on the safe to travel list for other states.


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Re: Corona Virus. - August 6th 2020, 09:51 AM

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We keep extending Phase 2. Cases keep going up. "Slower" because of reduced testing, but still 1500-2000 new confirmed positive tests per day, every day. Positive rate went down for a few days, but it's back up.


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Re: Corona Virus. - Yesterday, 03:39 AM

I live in an area that Dr. Birx stated is a Hotspot. My govorner is refusing to do the right thing and people are gathering left and right. We are gonna be stuck doing this till sometime next year.


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Re: Corona Virus. - Yesterday, 07:43 AM

Really disappointed in California, a show I'd been anticipating just got postponed for the second time due to COVID. It's not just the governors, it's the administration in Washington DC that is not taking the pandemic seriously.


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Re: Corona Virus. - Yesterday, 03:49 PM

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We keep extending Phase 2. Cases keep going up. "Slower" because of reduced testing, but still 1500-2000 new confirmed positive tests per day, every day. Positive rate went down for a few days, but it's back up.
Only 1450 new confirmed cases in my state in the past 24hr! Whoooo we're doing so amazing... ~136,000 total that we recorded.


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Re: Corona Virus. - Yesterday, 05:11 PM

I don't even keep track anymore; but I should do checks for the next few weeks through IPD (Columbus Day) in October. I am wondering if we'll see a significant drop in cases going into the second/third week of September?

It seems like an acquaintance shared an article from a UK newsource that they are going to be shutting down again.


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Re: Corona Virus. - Yesterday, 09:51 PM

I miss my Dad. I haven't seen him since Christmas. And I miss hugging my mom. I have a bad feeling all of this is going to extend into next year because people can't get their shit together. I really don't see why people are so against masks, or social distancing. It's almost like they do what they do as a way to flaunt their disdain for authority.



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