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6 hours ago, Tweety said:

I think there have been some objections about the hardships some of the restaurants here are experiencing, and sadly some have closed permanently, but I haven't heard about anyone opening prior to them being legally allowed to or not following the rules.  But I am hearing there is a general feeling that it's over and people aren't being as careful and I noticed a definite decrease in mask wearing yesterday at the grocery store.  At the same time, as I've noticed the older generation seems to be much more cautious and many people I know still are not going out, which ultimately is a good thing.  

People make lifestyle choices all the time that make them ill and give them preventable diseases like hypertension, obesity, heart disease and diabetes (one or more of which is found in 90% of CV deaths btw) and I'll care for them.   But those choices only affect themselves physically.  With Covid it's a highly contagious disease and that they don't make the connection that they might catch it and ultimately spread it to someone that spreads it to someone that spreads to someone that dies, or that they might get sick and suffer those horrible consequences is something that I just can't for the life of me understand.  

I still think in some areas it's okay to re-open restaurants and some businesses but that would be presume people would have the intelligence to realize it's not over and to act responsibly and we can't even do that.  

I agree with you, Tweety.

It is the extremist element that has me so discouraged.

We have, and are ALL suffering because of CVirus.

Restaurant owners, hairdressers, etc., aren't the only ones facing hardship, although some of them would have us believe otherwise.

What about grocery store workers?

Low wages, and a high probability of infection, is their reward for continued work.

And of course, healthcare workers have suffered.

So when these extremists whine and moan, and do things like that CO restaurant did, it makes me depressed about this nation.

Again, all anybody has to do to be "hero" right now, is STAY home.

These morons can't even do that, when it is mandated.

Instead, they are gleeful about their "right" to infect others with a virulent virus.

 

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22 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

We also saw the stimulus as an opportunity to buy from local business when we might not have otherwise spent money. 

I have used money to donate to Gofundme causes like Nick Cordero, the gentleman who made crosses for gun violence victims and a NY nurse who contracted CVirus, but whose insurance will not cover the full extent of physical rehabilitation needed to address deficits left by virus.

I have already been frequenting my local organic farm more than usual, and from what I have been reading in media, lots of Americans are flocking to hometown farms and buying up CSAs.

This virus has, and will continue to cause lots of hurt.

A united front is needed.

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You know who I really feel bad for, are the school kids in this country.

They have had their learning interrupted, in a way that I can't fathom.

And it is likely to be interrupted for the unforeseeable future.

That isn't good for our society.

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While there are definitely economic losers associated with pandemic, there are also economic winners.

From today's NY Times:

Small Farms In NY Are Experiencing A Surprise Boom. Here's Why.

 

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I believe I mentioned Austria the other day.  I heard on BBC they have not seen an increase in covid cases since easing their lockdown and they were one of the first in Europe to do so.   I don't have a source for this, but it's just something I remember from their podcast yesterday.

This article is a few weeks old and speaks to the mandate there to wear masks and it's negative effective on covid infection rates.  Americans would rather be "free" than be told to wear a mask.   It will be to our detriment that we describe our 'freedoms" in such a way.

https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/25410/20200421/austria-90-drop-coronavirus-cases-requiring-people-wear-face-masks.htm?fbclid=IwAR2-bgE7RvzoyeHxW7ke8nnxmhMS9jk8DSh2f1pBIVjtKeeed9zcviqFSno

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9 minutes ago, Tweety said:

I believe I mentioned Austria the other day.  I heard on BBC they have not seen an increase in covid cases since easing their lockdown and they were one of the first in Europe to do so.   I don't have a source for this, but it's just something I remember from their podcast yesterday.

This article is a few weeks old and speaks to the mandate there to wear masks and it's negative effective on covid infection rates.  Americans would rather be "free" than be told to wear a mask.   It will be to our detriment that we describe our 'freedoms" in such a way.

https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/25410/20200421/austria-90-drop-coronavirus-cases-requiring-people-wear-face-masks.htm?fbclid=IwAR2-bgE7RvzoyeHxW7ke8nnxmhMS9jk8DSh2f1pBIVjtKeeed9zcviqFSno

Agree, Tweety.

The right-wing extremists equating "freedom," with the ability to transmit a potentially lethal virus to unsuspecting citizens are demonstrating some seriously flawed thinking.

I don't think John and Samuel Adams would agree with their definition of "Tyranny" either.

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Speaking of, masks must be worn by workers in the West Wing.  Must be killing Trump to do this.  They haven't been the role models of responsible behavior.

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3 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Speaking of, masks must be worn by workers in the West Wing.  Must be killing Trump to do this.  They haven't been the role models of responsible behavior.

Yes, but Trump is exempt.

He will not wear a mask.

It is hard for Trump to say that CVirus is under control and the worker bees should go back to work, while the virus rages at WH.

But DC is a virus "hot spot."

And we all know Trump only cares about himself.

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At Gov. Beshear's briefing tonight, it was announced a 10-year-old with CVirus is now on a ventilator.

This is the first child in KY infected, to require ventilation.

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Well, this whole slow reopening thing is going splendidly, isn't it? 

From the restaurant in CO opening illegally, to Tesla opening illegally, it's just fantastic!

From today's WaPo:

Tesla's Elon Musk Reopens Factory, Defying County Orders...

I blame the man at the top for all this embarrassing and irresponsible behavior: Donald John Trump.

Instead of uniting Americans in shared sacrifice, he egged on his right-wing extremist supporters, and this chaos and mess is the result.

 

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And here is what the moron in the WH has to say about Tesla's illegal reopening:

Trump Tweets Support Of Tesla Reopening CA Factory

You can find story in today's NY Post.

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18 hours ago, Tweety said:

Speaking of, masks must be worn by workers in the West Wing.  Must be killing Trump to do this.  They haven't been the role models of responsible behavior.

Do we know why Pence is not in self-quarantine?

Folks with less exposure than Pence, are in self-quarantine. Why isn't he?

 

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