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RE: OT: Coronavirus 2, the No Politics Version - 8/6/2020 2:00:53 AM   
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Also, most of the deaths where I live are in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. I always said that the people there need to be protected. But one can not live in a bubble.



I think this is going to be the tightrope that governments everywhere are going to have to navigate. I'm not even sure it is possible to isolate those vulnerable populations. It only takes one slip and the virus is in. With what seems to be an incubation period of a week or so it has spread through the whole facility before you realise what has happened.

Even if it were possible I'm not sure how comfortable I am with the elderly and medically vulnerable being locked down in their homes whilst the rest of the population just carries on as normal.

So the challenge is to get the general healthy public on board with the idea that many of the things they are being asked to do are not necessarily for their own direct benefit or safety but for that of others further down the chain of infection. In Europe at least it seems we are not there yet.

To give an example from the UK. As bad as our death toll has been over the last few months we are now at a point where the virus seems to be stabilised at a fairly low prevalence. But we haven't sent the kids back to school yet. We are starting to see the government floating the idea that the only way we can do that is by tightening up in other areas - most notably with bars and pubs. So we are potentially getting to the point where we are going to be asking young low risk people to give up some of their recreational activities in order to protect the education of other people's children and/or to safeguard the elderly. That is not an easy sell in todays individualist society.

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RE: OT: Coronavirus 2, the No Politics Version - 8/6/2020 2:09:18 AM   
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Actually, the message can get out there. Even with a little comedy:

Mel Brooks, Max Brooks share video to combat coronavirus: #DontBeASpreader

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/mel-brooks-max-brooks-coronavirus

Here is the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hm-U9_nDlI

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RE: OT: Coronavirus 2, the No Politics Version - 8/6/2020 1:19:57 PM   
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Came across this tracker today.

https://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/research/research-projects/coronavirus-government-response-tracker

They have also released a working paper that challenges some assumptions around measures in the US.

https://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/research/publications/variation-us-states-responses-covid-19


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RE: OT: Coronavirus 2, the No Politics Version - 8/6/2020 4:23:44 PM   
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Darwin still keeps vigilant for mortal stupidity ...

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/08/06/CDC-warns-of-death-blindness-after-drinking-hand-sanitizer/4491596662159/



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RE: OT: Coronavirus 2, the No Politics Version - 8/6/2020 4:25:14 PM   
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And confirmation of the adage that one bad apple can spoil the barrel ...

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article244755952.html



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RE: OT: Coronavirus 2, the No Politics Version - 8/6/2020 6:59:25 PM   
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Look folks, I've been treating this thread like when my kids are (or were) having friends over for a gathering in the basement game room: I stay out and leave them be until/unless I hear things I shouldn't.

Then it's "IF I HAVE TO COME DOWN THERE, THE PARTY IS OVER."

GOT IT?


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RE: OT: Coronavirus 2, the No Politics Version - 8/6/2020 7:32:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Admiral DadMan

Look folks, I've been treating this thread like when my kids are (or were) having friends over for a gathering in the basement game room: I stay out and leave them be until/unless I hear things I shouldn't.

Then it's "IF I HAVE TO COME DOWN THERE, THE PARTY IS OVER."

GOT IT?




To be quite frank, the "hands off" moderation approach demonstrated that it didn't work in the last thread.

Is there a real expectation for a different outcome here?

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RE: OT: Coronavirus 2, the No Politics Version - 8/6/2020 8:05:19 PM   
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ORIGINAL: mind_messing


quote:

ORIGINAL: Admiral DadMan

Look folks, I've been treating this thread like when my kids are (or were) having friends over for a gathering in the basement game room: I stay out and leave them be until/unless I hear things I shouldn't.

Then it's "IF I HAVE TO COME DOWN THERE, THE PARTY IS OVER."

GOT IT?




To be quite frank, the "hands off" moderation approach demonstrated that it didn't work in the last thread.

Is there a real expectation for a different outcome here?


Point taken

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