[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders

Rebecca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 14:26:06 GMT 2020


Last I read, the positivity rate in the Dakotas was over 50%.

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 9:24 AM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
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> On of the problems with peer pressure is the amount of pressure people seem entitled to apply. Although I’m sure such cases are extremely rare, I have seen videos of people beaten bloody by groups for not wearing a mask.
> These flash mobs are driven by (to me) irrational levels of fear. The odds of a single asymptomatic person (if there were a group, they probably wouldn’t be attacked) having the virus Is what, 1 in 100 or 1 in 1,000, higher? For symptomatic people getting tests it seems to usually run 5% positive or 1 in 20. If a person has recovered, the chance of getting COVID-19 from them is zero. The people have been told that a person without a mask is trying to kill them.
> I wear a mask outside my property when I’m around other people. This is for politeness and to defend myself against attack.
>
> Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
> William A Wenrich
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> There are two ways a society will follow instructions such as the COVID-19 orders.
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> 1.  The orders are enforced by the government.
> 2.  The orders are enforced by peer pressure.
>
> Obviously there are stages in between these.
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> Some societies find it easy to follow authority.   Some fight it.   And it doesn’t matter that much whether those orders are beneficial or not.
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