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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Paperback Rocker, Apr 20, 2020.
You mean your freedom to die?
Anyways, here is a picture of “them”.
To understand this risk compared to other risks that predate, you could look at the annual case and fatality rates in prior years from at-risk immunocompromised illnesses like:
lung and respiratory disease
and other illnesses that leave patients immunocompromised. And also look at how we protect those each year, and have for a long time. That would be our policy in place to protected each other from the same kind of threat. These were the threats and policies in place for decades up to this year. Our policies might change from a well established history, but we shouldn't ignore our behavior and risk prior to 2020.
You also might consider, that in the time it will take to develop a vaccine, most will become infected (if not already). We aren't sure if distancing is exclusively working as well as we hoped. Prior pandemics occurred when most of the world was more isolated than today, with much less travel and social proximity, and yet they infected a large fraction.
There is discussion that we may be worsening the eventual impact by slowing the spread, and preventing antibodies to develop in those who are so blessed, the so-called "herd" resistance. I thought the initial impact that we were trying to manage, was inadequate hospital capacity: "flatten the curve"? I thought it was also communicated that the area under the curve is about the same, and less avoidable until we get a vaccine?
At anyrate, the number of folks that can carry and survive the virus with mild or no symptoms is a biologically fixed factor in a fixed number of the population, and isn't improved by any social behavior. It could be 99.9% of us or more. The CDC projects something like 99.96% currently and that projection is improving.
This is as close as I want to get, thank you all for being reasonable people...
We went to Gatlinburg to get away from people and do some hiking about 3 weeks ago. The entire city was shut down as well as the state parks. We spent the night in the hotel and drove home the next morning. The parks here in IN never closed.
Give me liberty...or give me Covid-19!
A policeman friend told me that they are dividing their time between splitting up gatherings of people and issuing fines and breaking into the homes of vulnerable old folk that haven't been seen for a few days.
Here's some compelling evidence to support avoidance of a second wave:
Spanish flu second wave is an important warning from history. COVID19 is more discriminating however. The Spanish flu infected and killed the young and healthy, as well as the old and at-risk. It was more random in its lethality. I'm aware of two ancestors that died in infancy and childhood from H1N1. COVID19 may be more risk to older, at risk victims. That could be a fortunate factor. We may know the at-risk population, and can protect them, unlike the anonymity associated with the Spanish Flu and its deadly second wave. And, therefore avoid a second wave with COVID19.
The US has been taken over by a powerful minority of malevolent morons.
Nah...stings the throat.
I’ll have to go there and get a haircut and Then go workout
i have never been more embarrassed to be an american, no wonder the rest of the planet has no respect for us.
Is that the new name for working class Americans who can't survive without a job? This virus has definitely changed the landscape lol
Somehow I still have the chance to post this...IBTL
Keep trying, buddy.
No need to be embarrassed. We are the most diverse country in the world... When you have all kinds of people, you get all kinds of behaviors.
That whole city's main strip is built around making money off crowds, it makes sense most of that would be shut down.
Every store I've thought about in the past two months is on the list of "essential business." Lawn mower shops, liquor stores, hardware stores, grocery, auto parts and repairs, including speed shops.
The things that closed are courts, schools, day care, and mass entertainment. And salons and dentists, which seems perfectly sensible to me. Seems like it would be hard to avoid getting breathed on, during dental work.
I don't like it either, but then again, I'm not in their shoes.