Author Topic: Mayors & Governors, Presidents & Prime Ministers; Shelter in Place  (Read 29158 times)

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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #135 on: August 25, 2020, 11:33:39 PM »
They must be approaching herd immunity then. Wow.

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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #136 on: September 03, 2020, 03:53:16 PM »
>more that a few universities depend on sports to be their money-makers.

Iowa State allowing 25,000 fans at first football game despite rising COVID cases in state
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iowa-state-football-25000-fans-first-game-coronavirus-pandemic/

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« Reply #137 on: September 16, 2020, 11:18:16 PM »

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« Reply #138 on: September 17, 2020, 09:03:52 PM »

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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #139 on: September 17, 2020, 10:28:06 PM »
North Carolina has the lowest rate of positive COVID-19 tests in the south  (5%)

https://www.wcnc.com/video/news/local/wake-up-charlotte/north-carolina-has-the-lowest-rate-of-positive-covid-19-tests-in-the-south/275-1b3862c6-80f9-453f-b0ea-eee28f8c8dbb

Rural counties are running 7-13%, though.

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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #140 on: September 18, 2020, 01:15:46 AM »
Rural counties are running 7-13%, though.

Strange. In our rural county we have one of the lower rates in CA. I think of urban areas with their bars and stores as being at more risk.

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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #141 on: September 21, 2020, 08:07:26 PM »
 New York state marks lowest 1-day death toll since start of pandemic
https://abc7ny.com/health/covid-updates-ny-marks-lowest-1-day-death-toll-since-start-of-pandemic/6478675/

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« Reply #142 on: September 22, 2020, 10:58:50 PM »
THIS:

But our eagerness for good news at the expense of being realistic is bigger than anything manufactured by this administration; Trump, rather, is only playing to what is an inherently American tendency toward optimism, as my colleague Damon Linker has written. Most of us have never lived through a crisis of this magnitude, and it can seem impossible, in our otherwise relatively safe lives, that this is really happening. Sometimes we absolutely need to cling to good news for our mental health's sake (although that usually means one has a realistic understanding of the bad parts, too). There are also grimmer explanations for why so much of our population does not seem to engage with the bad news: They just don't care. As The Atlantic has compellingly argued, "Part of the reason this majority-white, majority-non-elderly country has been so blasť about COVID-19 deaths is that mostly Black people and old people are dying."

America needs to hear the bad news first
https://theweek.com/articles/938990/america-needs-hear-bad-news-first

Why the U.S. Stopped Caring About COVID-19 Deaths - The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/09/covid-death-toll-us-empathy-elderly/616379/


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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #143 on: September 23, 2020, 01:50:22 AM »
>>American tendency toward optimism

My first trip to Europe was during the Reagan presidency. I remember someone asked me to explain American politics and specifically said, "When someone promises to cut taxes, raise military spending and reduce the debt, how is that Americans find this reasonable?"

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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #144 on: September 23, 2020, 05:25:40 PM »
Fauci says Vermont should be a model for the nation
https://www.necn.com/news/coronavirus/vermont-gov-to-give-coronavirus-update-4/2323238/

I mentioned in the real-estate thread, this is a bonanza for my sister-in-law's real-estate business. Non-stop calls from out-of-staters wanting to look at homes in Vermont since the Fauci comment.

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« Reply #145 on: September 23, 2020, 05:39:52 PM »
> out-of-staters wanting to look at homes in Vermont

Heh! Until the winter hits.  They'll be even more restricted by weather than by covid.

White River Junction, VT is nice ...in the summer. One of my daughters went to boarding school in West Lebanon for 3 years. I once ate in a Burger King that the only part you could see above the snow was the top of the roadside sign and a few spaces in the parking lot that they'd had cleared with a loader.  They'd tunneled into the building entrance.   
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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #146 on: September 23, 2020, 07:50:35 PM »
>>Until the winter hits.

Funny you should mention that. My brother had that realization and bought this fancy new connected bike (Wahoo Kickr). He said that a week later they were sold out... everyone is starting to think about what winter is going to look like. Limited skiing. No gyms.

Keep in mind, though, that most of these people are coming from large Northeastern cities, and I will take winter in Vermont over winter in Boston just about any year.

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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #147 on: September 24, 2020, 12:26:41 AM »
> out-of-staters wanting to look at homes in Vermont

My next door neighbors just drove from TX to VT to consider relocating. They are newly remote workers.

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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #148 on: September 25, 2020, 07:26:19 PM »
Here we go....

Florida Lifts State Restaurant Restrictions
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/world/covid-coronavirus.html#link-42149007

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DeSantis, a Republican and avid supporter of President Trump who spoke at the presidentís rally in Jacksonville on Thursday, said that he would sign an order allowing restaurants and many other businesses to operate at full capacity as part of Phase 3 of his administrationís reopening plan.

County governments would be allowed to limit capacity but not by more than 50 percent, Mr. DeSantis said ó a new restriction on local control.
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Gov. DeSantis Lifts Coronavirus Restrictions The Day After Florida Had Highest Daily Death Rate In US
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/gov-desantis-lifts-coronavirus-restrictions-the-day-after-florida-had-highest-daily-death-rate-in-us/
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Re: Mayors & Governors: Shelter in Place
« Reply #149 on: September 28, 2020, 10:32:30 PM »