Coronavirus (COVID-19 Outbreak) (14 Viewers)

Ronn

#TeamPestoFlies
May 3, 2012
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West coast put in measures and shut down much earlier and quicker than out east and in general the population is far healthier, less obesity, less underlying issues. Washington had some of the first infections and has done a great job containing. My province here, BC, has pretty much nipped this in the bud too, with mostly voluntary measures.

As an aside, there has been some theorizing that the strain on the west coast came direct from China early on and is less virulent than the strain that passed through Europe on its way to New York and the eastern seaboard. It’s a possibility and would help explain the massive discrepancy in death toll (and death rate too)... but it also sounds awfully convenient for Chinese propaganda machine.
Early stay at home order was probably the deciding factor. This article explains how San Francisco mayor and California Governor worked together, but Cuomo and De Blasio could not put petty rivalries aside.
https://www.propublica.org/article/...-times-the-number-of-deaths-as-california/amp
 

Kyle

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Sep 4, 2006
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At some point, very soon, this has to switch to a situation where only the most at risk folks continue to quarantine and the rest of us resume normal functions no?

Maybe no concerts or other unnecessary large events but the current situation is unsustainable and it doesn't seem necessary for most of the population. There is no way the situation remains as is for another 18 months or how long it takes to perfect a vaccine
 

Enron

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Oct 11, 2005
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At some point, very soon, this has to switch to a situation where only the most at risk folks continue to quarantine and the rest of us resume normal functions no?

Maybe no concerts or other unnecessary large events but the current situation is unsustainable and it doesn't seem necessary for most of the population. There is no way the situation remains as is for another 18 months or how long it takes to perfect a vaccine
what are you talking about, no one is quarantining in Utah
 

Enron

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Oct 11, 2005
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oh. Are we the only ones still doing it?
On the west coast and east coast they're doing it, but the majority of the country is some kind of open at this point

places like Utah never really closed due to the lack of population density, ski season cancelling early, as were the spring festivals that tend to bring tons of tourists.

but yeah, i think in the future we will see spot lockdowns for those in danger (35% of the us population)
 

AFL_ITALIA

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Jun 17, 2011
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At some point, very soon, this has to switch to a situation where only the most at risk folks continue to quarantine and the rest of us resume normal functions no?

Maybe no concerts or other unnecessary large events but the current situation is unsustainable and it doesn't seem necessary for most of the population. There is no way the situation remains as is for another 18 months or how long it takes to perfect a vaccine
Isn't California in phase 2 of their reopening? Some counties in New York have already been reopening, it's mostly the city and immediately surrounding area that has to wait a few more weeks.
 

Kyle

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Sep 4, 2006
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Isn't California in phase 2 of their reopening? Some counties in New York have already been reopening, it's mostly the city and immediately surrounding area that has to wait a few more weeks.
The major population centers like LA and larger counties in the Bay Area are lagging behind the state guidelines.
 

Ronn

#TeamPestoFlies
May 3, 2012
12,191
At some point, very soon, this has to switch to a situation where only the most at risk folks continue to quarantine and the rest of us resume normal functions no?

Maybe no concerts or other unnecessary large events but the current situation is unsustainable and it doesn't seem necessary for most of the population. There is no way the situation remains as is for another 18 months or how long it takes to perfect a vaccine
Texas is reopened. Today I saw a friend’s photo on Facebook dining in a restaurant. Florida, I think, is open too. It won’t be “normal” normal, since you’ll see masks and all that but restrictions will ease soon.
 

Post Ironic

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Feb 9, 2013
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On the west coast and east coast they're doing it, but the majority of the country is some kind of open at this point

places like Utah never really closed due to the lack of population density, ski season cancelling early, as were the spring festivals that tend to bring tons of tourists.

but yeah, i think in the future we will see spot lockdowns for those in danger (35% of the us population)
BC is the same. Most everything was voluntary and only big events/festivals), gyms, and the restaurant industry really shut down to any large extent. All opening up last week and this week. We’re down to single digit new cases most days and every new case is currently traceable making it much easier to quarantine and isolate just those positive cases and their recent close contacts. Hopefully this is how things are handled going forward.
 

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