Post by chalametthegreat on Jun 25, 2020 19:41:54 GMT -8
Mask wearing has been required in businesses in Maryland since April which I do think is why we have been on a downward trajectory. I agree with everything you said except I generally dont wear a mask when I am walking or on the beach. I have one always ready to go when walking or on the beach but I have not been around a lot of people recently in those situations. I socially distance from strangers. But I certainly wear masks to restaurants, stores, offices and other public places. Because the mask wearing rules here make sense, people have generally been compliant. And regarding Trump, I think the quote that history should remember is that he now wants LESS testing so that there will be less virus. Yeah, that just solves everything right?! You cant make this crapp up. I have said this for a year .. . I will take Bidens alleged dementia over Trumps alleged sanity!
I take a mask when walking, as I live near the beach, so there are always people walking, biking, jogging, etc. When I am not near anyone, I pull it down, no need to wear it then. When someone is approaching, I put it on and walk around them. But some don't wear them and then don't even move when approaching them. So I end up going around them, with my mask on. Our governor just instituted that masks have to be worn in public - I think last week?? We were doing great the first 2-2.5 months as Newsom issued the stay at home order pretty early, after seeing what was happening in NY. But now things are opening up a bit more, so cases rising. I think some are probably from all the protests but we have no definite #'s on that.
I do the same thing Tracy when I walk the circumference of the Rose Bowl. So many people not wearing a mask, the only word for them is that their selfish morons. I ordered some decorative masks from Etsy the other day, and along with my other daily washable masks, some face shields for when I travel and some N95 masks, I'm fucking protecting myself from the infected and unknown infected that are walking near us all the time.
It is scary Simone. Problem is, once it gets too high, there is no controlling it. I had to take my car in today, battery sensor issue where the battery would go in and out when driving. So I had no choice (got the oil changed while I was there). It was very busy at Hyundai in Torrance but all the customers did wear masks and social distanced. Most of the employees did too although later in the day, when picking up my car, a couple employees didn't have a mask on, although they didn't come right near any customers. I had 3 hours to wait so walked around Torrance and again, most wore masks but a few didn't. I grabbed a cheeseburger at In-n-Out nearby and they required masks, although about 6 people were eating in the dining room and of course, took them off to eat but I wasn't right near them. Got my food and ate outside, where there were around 12 tables and I was the only one out there. So that was great! But I must say, I am staying in the next couple weeks. I just ordered some groceries from Instacart for delivery tomorrow. I just don't feel like dealing with being around people right now. I am worried what will happen in the next month. I look at other countries and some are doing so much better - like I want to move to Canada, LOL. A woman I work with lives in Vancouver and she said it has been very stable there, from the very beginning (she told me the US scares her right now). Very few cases now - I am so jealous of that peace of mind. We are in a constant state of worry out here, such as if the cases will continue to rise and get out of control.
I really think some of these states opened up too soon, including California. I know there was a ton of pressure but I feel all the work we all did the first 2-2.5 months is now going down the drain. But I doubt they'll do anymore lock downs. Everyone now has to keep themselves safe, at least the best we can.
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Post by chalametthegreat on Jun 26, 2020 18:16:49 GMT -8
I'm sorry about southern California. I hope the tide can be turned again soon. I love our country, but we are an unruly and rebellious people. It's in our cultural DNA. I think we can still contain the disease even in hard hit states, but as you fear if the cases continue to rise exponentially then we are going for herd immunity. I know that means a lot of pain and suffering that should not have had to happen. God, we need a vaccine ASAP! In the meantime, masks masks masks ... I still hate them, but at least I can now buy ones that match my personal interests!
I'm lucky that I nabbed a hair appointment on Saturday so I can get that sorted out. My fear is that we'll revert back a bit and some things, like salons, will close down again to keep the numbers low. I'm blessed that I can work from home, and I have been granted permission to go into work the past two Saturdays for a few hours to do things there that I cannot do from home. Those several hours on Saturday gave me a full day off on Monday or Tuesday. From here on out, I will be going into the office on a Saturday morning when no one is in my department. But when I parked in the parking lot, there were about a dozen cars there, so people are going in on Saturday to avoid other people and get stuff done.
Anyway, things are a mess right now because WE DO NOT HAVE LEADERSHIP IN DC, WE HAVE AN ASSHOLE THERE.
When Biden/Harris get elected, it'll take time for them to fix the things this orange fuck screwed up, namely, our worldwide reputation!
Trump just said the crisis was over. He is making this all worse. He was praising the economy #'s from yesterday about consumer spending. But keeping his freaking head in the sand when it comes to the virus because he wants to act like everything is fine and things are great, thinking he'll get re-elected. I hope Newsom closes some things down again. And they enforce the mask rule. The next month will really tell us where things are going. NY/NJ/Conn have done such a good job now of controlling it. They were in hell in March/April, but things look better now. However, NY is going to phrase 3 on July 7th, I believe. I am very curious to see if they keep the #'s down or if they will spike again. It will be a big test for them and I am hoping it all goes well!
Our office is still tbd. I ain't going in there. I saw an article yesterday about how companies need to make sure they have really good A/C systems in place. I mean why would I want to sit at my desk around other people (6 ft apart, but no masks) and then others in the rest of the office, for 8+ hours/5 days a week, in recirculated air. How do we know if the virus can be circulated through the A/C? And how do we know if the A/C system in our office building is good or not.....we don't. So I would risk that or just stay at home. I'll stay at home. This is going to go on for many more months.
Just saw this article. So San Fran is delaying some re-openings that were scheduled for Monday. That is good news. I hope other counties take that advice too.
I didn't realize Imperial County is really hit hard. Positive tests of 23% in the past week, yikes! The rest of the state is 5.3%. So that one County is skewing the California results then.
California recorded nearly 4,900 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, Newsom said Friday. The state is monitoring 15 counties for worsening coronavirus trends, including Los Angeles County.
He specifically called out Imperial County, which sits on the U.S.-Mexico border east of San Diego. The county has a population of 175,000 people and has seen high rates of positive tests -- 23 percent in the past week compared to 5.3 percent in the rest of the state, he said.
"We are advising and counseling them to move forward and reinstitute the stay-at-home order, but they will move at their discretion," he said. "If they are not able to come to some consensus, I am committed to intervening as is my role and responsibility as governor."
This is an excellent and timely article on the best Covid-19 prepared airlines: Delta, Southwest, Unite and American Airlines... in that order of excellence. Thank God I'm flying with Delta in two weeks!
The Winner Delta Air Lines is the clear winner here, as nearly every aspect of a flight has been revised to become more passenger-friendly during this pandemic while not compromising too much on service. From placards and informational signage in the gate area to blocking middle seats and maintaining an in-flight service, albeit limited, Delta is leading the way in multiple aspects.
American Airlines was the least passenger-friendly airline I found on my travels with a complete lack of social-distancing policies and abandonment of in-flight service on most of its domestic flights. It's largely business as usual when flying on American, as if there is no pandemic occurring, with the airline happy to assign middle seats to basic-economy passengers when entire empty rows are available and keep the standard boarding procedure.
This fucking virus! My plans to visit Paris grows slimmer with this new surge. I knew it was far fetched, but I had hopes.
It's imperative that we find a vaccine in order for things to resemble normal times.
Authorities say the virus is now spreading among younger people who are less likely to show severe symptoms.
Two weeks after France's lockdown ended on May 11, the number of daily new infections fell to a low of 115 and a seven-day average low of 272. But as the country gradually reopened restaurants, museums and shopping malls, the number of new confirmed cases rose to about 500 per day by the end of June.
That doubled to around 1,000 per day by the end of July, doubled again to around 2,000 by mid-August, and surged above 5,000 this week. - France24
I just don't see any chance of flying internationally this year. The virus cases go up and down and up and down. Once things open up, cases go up. Imagine if Europe allowed US travelers again. Not a chance. Very tough containing this virus when young people don't care or worry about it.