I honestly can't see you guys in the States getting on top of this in 2020. Without a nationwide strategy with all states being brought on board and committing to it it will be like trying to fight an avalanche with a whole lot of individal garden hoses.I know I went from posting fairly often to not much at all but, did Peezy have a name change or something?
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Had a rant I will share here:
Did you know that 160,000 people are dead? 160,000 people who would otherwise be here but due to us going back to normal & lying to ourselves are now dead. I said earlier this year this virus doesnt care about our political leanings or understanding of science. It doesnt care about injustice or economic inequality, this virus doesnt care about your health. This virus does not give a shit about anything other than its design and that is the point. Virus' do not think, we (humans / Americans) can and WE, ALL OF US, are failing. This is a fucking group project and America we are failing because we choose to cater to everyones feelings rather than address reality. This fucking virus is a spotlight on everything wrong with this country. Everyday citizens unwilling to listen to experts because of immature infantile thought processes of 'I know better'. In the face of the starkest evidence available , people literally dying around us, WE still keep acting as if shit is normal. We as a country help the spread and in turn are responsible for more loss of life when we continue to bullshit ourselves that we are living in normal times, nothing about this virus or its impacts on the United States of America's population is NORMAL.
"Lets put kids back in schools." Not till this fucking pandemic is over.
"Our children need social interaction. " Thats true, but in a school setting with hundreds of other children & adults with limited safety protections specifically for Covid...no they dont. Is it worth someone in that school getting sick and continuing the chain of spreading this virus and in turn potential death?
"Lets get everyone back to work." Not till this fucking pandemic is over. Lets get money to Americans so that they can slow the spread of the virus.
"We do not have money for that...the national debt...socialism"
If we can legislate $1. Whatever Trillion for tax cuts in 2017 we can pony up to help everyday Americans to get through a once in a century pandemic. Further, I barely like humans as is but I like humans more than I like money so get money to humans so they can live through this pandemic rather than die.
"Plan graduation parties and weddings."
How about we wait. "But"...is it worth someone in that event getting sick and continuing the chain of spreading this virus and in turn potential death? Trust me, if you love that person you can still get married (the whole point of the wedding) & hold the ceremony when its safe to do so...you know when things are relatively back to normal (safe).
To grads, this period really really sucks but does not in any way take away from the work you put in to earn your respective degrees ans licensures. You earned it, be proud of your work...just dont celebrate with a large gathering ,wait to do that when things are safe.
We are the carriers of this virus, we need to slow human movement (quarantine/lock down call it whatever you are comfortable with) to slow the spread of the virus and then stop it. Going back to normal before we slowed the spread of the virus exacerbates the death we are currently witnessing.
"We have to work."
In a pandemic, very few need to work and unfortunately the United States of America's reality is that WE are in a pandemic because WE did not stop the spread early enough & TRIED to go back to NORMAL.
There is NOTHING FUCKING NORMAL -concerning an air based virus that has a 2 week period before it could potentially show signs of infection which leaves the human infected with the ability to spread this virus without knowing.
This was our (humans) worst nightmare with H.I.V./AIDS, it becoming air based rather than direct bodily fluid transmission.
There is NOTHING FUCKING NORMAL - concerning 160,000 people confirmed dead of this virus and projecting to be a quarter of a million (250,000) or more by the end of this calendar year if we keep continuing to operate as if shit is fucking normal.
There is NOTHING FUCKING NORMAL -
With the fact that we are reliving the early 1900's (1918 pandemic and following 1930 Great Depression) crushed into a period of 6 months. Lets stop acting as if everything is normal.
We all need to prepare to stay home for a period of at least two-three weeks. Think of this as hurricane season for those in the south, except this hurricane hit in FUCKING JANUARY & ITS STILL AT FULL STRENGTH. We need to ask our friends and family as much as humanly possible to prepare to shelter in place for a few weeks.
We need to demand our government finance people so that they can prepare to shelter in place so that we can MAYBE go back to whatever the fuck normal is in the United States of America in 2020 (lets not go back to normal, lets beat covid and fix our country).
Probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 62,984,828.I honestly can't see you guys in the States getting on top of this in 2020. Without a nationwide strategy with all states being brought on board and committing to it it will be like trying to fight an avalanche with a whole lot of individal garden hoses.
If Biden wins the election and hits the ground running in January with a solid science-lead plan to extinguish, not suppress you guys might be coming right next June. If a vaccine hits earlier that would change the time line up, but the US has a large number of powerful anti vaccination lobbies that will make the kind of mass rollout required problematic to implement.
If Trump wins, fuck knows. He can't change course radically because that would be an admission that he was wrong this whole time.
A question: what do you guys think is the magic number of coronavirus dead to tip public opinion across the political spectrum towards "We need to stop this at all costs?" we know it's not 160k, what about 250k? 500k? 1M?