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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Post by Sim Kid » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:03 pm

Yes they are in fact.

They don't even know how long or what determines it.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:09 pm

Every time I read that I freak out a little bit. The government needs to do more practical stuff to help. I see government vans passing out needles and condoms on the street, where the **** are the vans passing out sanitizer, gloves, and masks? I see hand washing stations setup at some stores but they should be everywhere.

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Post by smol Kat » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:09 pm

we're out of masks. the karens bought them all.
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Post by I am nobody » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:10 pm

There weren't vans passing out needles or condoms at the start of the HIV pandemic, either. People are bad at preparing for this kind of thing, and there just aren't enough of any of that to go around right now.

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Post by Sim Kid » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:10 pm

Well maybe if the Pandemic team weren't fired...

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:19 pm

That sounds bad...

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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:00 pm

Gov. Evers expanded the "Safer at Home" order to May, pissing off the Wisconsin GOP and people who don't want their states to do the same (a person I know from Wisconsin said "I hope Illinois doesn't do the same" even though the city of Chicago alone has more confirmed cases than the entire state of Wisconsin). Things seem to lax up with some provisions over the next month, though schools are for sure closed for the rest of the year. But businesses deemed nonessential can apparently go back to doing stuff like curbside pickup soon, and... golf courses are open again, apparently. GOP wants to open up the parts of the state that don't have many cases. That sounds dumb, but Milwaukee wouldn't re-open anyway since it's home to over half the confirmed cases and confirmed deaths in the state.

GOP seems really pissed at Evers. Wouldn't be surprised if there were protests in Wisconsin like have popped up in Michigan and Kentucky over it, because people really don't want to acknowledge this.

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Post by smol Kat » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:08 pm

Ugh. This is somehow going to make it even harder for me to want to go back to Maryland. Hnnnnnnnn. ._.
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Post by Shane » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:35 pm

I agree that being asymptomatic carriers is the actual concern. 3 people under age 15 have died. That is not a statistical risk. The concept of 2-3% of children dying is a silly talking point, which if true would be too much risk. Of course, the best way protect people in at risk groups is arguably to lock up everybody over age 70 and forbid them from contact with anyone, but that to me seems cruel. I don't know how we would know about the long-term implications of the virus, though by this point presumably tens of millions of people have contracted it, but I can't imagine basing public policy on that as opposed to immediate known or perceived risk, such as increased infection rate due to increased contact with more people.
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Post by Sim Kid » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:51 pm

Not only cruel, but nigh impossible without coordination and innovation like those seen in the backstories of some speculative fiction works.

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Post by Shane » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:52 pm

I couldn't imagine it happening, but a month ago, I would have thought there was no chance of people being fined or arrested for going for a walk outside, doing yard work in their own yards, or being in their cars with their windows rolled up. It sounds like something China would do, partially because it was.
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Post by Sim Kid » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:09 pm

Just come out here then.

...despite that we have been on a stay-at-home thing, everyone's out walking their dogs, going for a walk, bum-rushing stores, and nobody's even wearing any masks.

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Post by smol Kat » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:11 pm

The only place I've seen it required here is grocery stores. Which is fine by me, because I still have my scarf to use as a makeshift until ours come in.
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:21 pm

i shaved my beard so i could wear a mask and not look ridiculous, i feel cold

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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:07 pm

It's a little extreme to arrest people for taking a walk, isn't it? Is that happening in some states?

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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Post by Shane » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:26 pm

In Massachusetts, we're still moderately free. Everything is closed down, but people can go outside 50 feet away from anybody else and not fear somebody is going to bother them. It's good for their health, mental and physical, which is already deteriorating, to be able to still get out once in a while.

I don't have a mask yet, but I have seen a big uptick in them over the past week or two since CDC stopped saying don't wear them. I'd guess probably half the people wear them now, some even just when going for a walk. The first time I saw someone wearing one was over a month ago, which seemed really out of place, but has become rather normal.

In some areas, the lockdown means you stay inside your house unless you are going to get food or some other essential need, which exercise is not considered. Actual enforcement of such an order is at the discretion of individual police departments or officers, who may disagree that they are appropriate or lawful.
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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:14 pm

It's kinda lax around here. We go on walks all the time on the trail behind our backyard, and there's always people we pass riding bikes, going for walks, running, or walking dogs. You can go to restaurants for drive through or carry out. The local car wash seems to have made the "essential business" cut. You can go to the grocery store as normal. It's been stormy the last couple of days, and six or so teenagers were out on our cul-de-sac playing football, racing, and generally goofing off together.

I wore a mask to pick up medication from a Wal-Mart for my nephew. We've been ordering our groceries online. My hair is getting annoyingly long.

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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:00 pm

Masks aren't required citywide yet, but some businesses are requiring them, so I carry one just in case.
There are lines to get into stores, depending on when you go, because max capacity is lowered so much.
Public parks are still open to foot/bike traffic (with 6+ feet distancing), but the roads within them are closed.
Obviously, anywhere on your own property is fair game, including outdoors, but gatherings of 10+ people are prohibited, & gatherings of anyone who doesn't already live together are discouraged.

We should be peaking our "curve" this week or next. Then another month or two of this should get us back down the other side, as long as morons don't ruin everything.

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Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Post by DarkZero » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:20 pm

CaptHayfever wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:00 pm
as long as morons don't ruin everything.
oh dear god the morons are gonna ruin everything
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