[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 17:45:19 GMT 2020

One thing that bugs the daylights out of me about this whole thing is that
the people who're trying to stampede me are so very vague.  They yell about
"number of cases." I ask "what constitutes a case?  Do you mean testing
positive for the virus, showing symptoms, or sick enough to require
hospitalization?"  And I get no answer.

I also notice that the actual death toll is surprisingly low for what I'd
expect from a real pandemic.  Last night on the news, they said we'd had
something like 200 or so deaths in Iowa since this started.  Figuring from
March as the beginning, I make that out to be a little over 20 a
month---and again, I want to know *who* is actually dying.  By age group,
previous health, and other factors.

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 11:28 AM Jason Long <sturmvogel66 at gmail.com> wrote:

> You can catch COVID-19 again; it's not like chicken pox, though I don't
> know if the chances of getting it are reduced by having it the first time.
> I know a nurse who's had the same patient come through his unit twice, both
> times with confirmed diagnoses.
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 12:04 PM B. Ross Ashley <brashley46 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:21:51 +0000, WILLIAM A WENRICH<wawenri at msn.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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.
> >
> > I have not seen any of that. What I have seen is folks not nearly as
> > polite as you are refusing to mask up in public indoor spaces, and
> > physically assaulting store employees who suggest to them that they
> should,
> > or leave. They think they have a natural right to do what they like on
> > public or private property, they think the virus is a hoax, and/or they
> do
> > not care who gets sick because they and their friends and family are
> > miraculously immune.
> >
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