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Just in case anyone was wondering, my Aunt has beat Corona and is out of hospital now! We're thanking our lucky stars over that one, fingers crossed that's the closest scrape our family will have with

Here we go, brothers: please read... and please take mentions of what I say here: I live in NY. Long Island. There are well near 4k cases here reported,  with 25k cases in NY whole reported.

Saw this today.

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1 hour ago, Link said:

We can virtually eliminate the virus any time we decide to. 

We can be back to a reasonably normal existence: schools, travel, job growth, safer nursing homes & other settings. 

And we could do it in a matter of weeks. If we want to.

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You would need the cooperation of over 300 million people spread across the fourth largest country in the world.  Very tough job to say the least.

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On 8/1/2020 at 9:56 AM, KokiriChild said:

Actually had a vendor rant to me at work yesterday that masks actually cause COVID more than they stop it because it makes you breathe in your own out-breathe.

Is that anything like how it was thought airbags hurt/kill more people than they save...but that was only because they're meant to be used in addition to seat belts, not in place of.

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On 8/1/2020 at 7:48 AM, JamesRobot said:

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Back in 1982 (not to be confused with the Randy Travis song) the internet/social media was still about 20-25 years away!  I know I say this like a broken record or MP3 file or whatever but the difference between today's world and the pre-Internet world cannot be understated.

Doing anything like that today would "break the Internet" so to speak.

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At the end of the day, people are selfish, ignorant assholes.

I was at the post office yesterday, in government facilities they have a machine that checks your temperature, also it's required to wear masks. As a foreigner, I always try to put my mask on when entering a shop, whether required or not, as I don't feel like being called out or want people to give me dirty looks.

However, just yesterday, for example, I saw many locals bypass the temp check, and many also *not* wearing masks, probably the same group. Social distancing used to be the same situation, most of the foreigners here would do it, likely not wanting to be chastised , whereas a large proportion of locals simply refused it.

It doesn't matter where you're from, it's just hard to get people to buy into the necessity to follow the requirements, even more so when it's become political. As I mentioned earlier, people just don't care about others, and are ignorant assholes.

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Then it's up to all of us to do the right thing.  Don't focus so much on how many are not doing it right...concentrate instead on yourself and urging as many others as you can to do what needs to be done.  Every little bit helps.

I don't know about the rest of you but from the very start of all this I was taking no chance...even if you don't exactly die from it, going through the whole Cornholio virus thing (he we did early on need TP for our bungholes because of it right? 😄 ) does NOT sound fun. 😞 

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https://nypost.com/2020/08/03/hundreds-gather-for-secret-rave-under-nycs-kosciuszko-bridge/

An illicit rave took place under the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn Saturday night, as bars and clubs remain on lockdown from the coronavirus...The DJ did not respond to a request for comment. The organizers could not immediately be reached.

As long as authorities let people get away with this, it's going to continue to happen. This puts all of us at risk. "Funny thing", many young and/or dumb people don't think it's a big deal,  because there is not noticeable sign. During the plague you had horrible blemishes appear all over your body - now if this virus was say not even deadly, but caused you to horribly break out in pimples... well, I bet all these assholes would be social distancing like their lives depended on it (irony is interesting)...

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On 8/4/2020 at 10:24 PM, avatar! said:

https://nypost.com/2020/08/03/hundreds-gather-for-secret-rave-under-nycs-kosciuszko-bridge/

An illicit rave took place under the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn Saturday night, as bars and clubs remain on lockdown from the coronavirus...The DJ did not respond to a request for comment. The organizers could not immediately be reached.

As long as authorities let people get away with this, it's going to continue to happen. This puts all of us at risk. "Funny thing", many young and/or dumb people don't think it's a big deal,  because there is not noticeable sign. During the plague you had horrible blemishes appear all over your body - now if this virus was say not even deadly, but caused you to horribly break out in pimples... well, I bet all these assholes would be social distancing like their lives depended on it (irony is interesting)...

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Oh the hypocrisy!

 

"Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted a weekend Hamptons concert headlined by The Chainsmokers where 3,000 attendees openly flouted coronavirus social distancing rules.

“We have no tolerance for the illegal & reckless endangerment of public health,” the governor said about the outdoor concert."

 

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5 minutes ago, Silent Hill said:

 

Oh the hypocrisy!

 

"Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted a weekend Hamptons concert headlined by The Chainsmokers where 3,000 attendees openly flouted coronavirus social distancing rules.

“We have no tolerance for the illegal & reckless endangerment of public health,” the governor said about the outdoor concert."

 

Overall, I think Cuomo responded to the virus better than a bunch of the red states, but I still feel like his response is over-rated. And he def. fucked up multiple times.

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On 8/4/2020 at 9:24 PM, avatar! said:

https://nypost.com/2020/08/03/hundreds-gather-for-secret-rave-under-nycs-kosciuszko-bridge/

An illicit rave took place under the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn Saturday night, as bars and clubs remain on lockdown from the coronavirus...The DJ did not respond to a request for comment. The organizers could not immediately be reached.

As long as authorities let people get away with this, it's going to continue to happen. This puts all of us at risk. "Funny thing", many young and/or dumb people don't think it's a big deal,  because there is not noticeable sign. During the plague you had horrible blemishes appear all over your body - now if this virus was say not even deadly, but caused you to horribly break out in pimples... well, I bet all these assholes would be social distancing like their lives depended on it (irony is interesting)...

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Wow, I didn't know you really COULD have whiskey under the bridge! 😄 

 

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1 hour ago, Reed Rothchild said:
2 hours ago, Silent Hill said:

Oh the hypocrisy!

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Blasting this outdoor "rave" (which apparently was a BLM protest that "spiraled out of hand") , dispersing funerals, limiting/shutting down places of religion, etc. all while encouraging BLM protests is hypocritical IMO. Maybe protesting is covered under your rights, but attending a funeral or church isn't? Clearly he's been a bit selective when it comes to enforcing COVID protocols. 

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