How COVID-19 is affecting society

Jolene Benoir

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I mean, you went to an indoor gathering where nobody wore masks. I'm not sure what could possibly have gone wrong there!
Right. We saw a couple minutes of their time? At the end, they abandoned the conga line and just started moving in to each other to dance closer. We only saw the dancers, but what happened during the entire event? Sure, they kept their distance the whole time in that small room. They never got within range of the dude who was a happy singer, they never got within range of any of the conga line people; because sure.

This, by far, must surely be the best way to avoid Covid. Go to a small building, hang out with those that are not taking precautions, as you also do not take precuations, and claim that you have no idea how you got it.

Every epidemiologist in the world recommends such behavior. Oh wait, is that epidemiologist Trump? I dunno, since that one dude was holding up the flag of Trump 2020, despite Trump having lost the election.

Wanna know the one thing that this person who simply cannot understand how they got it never uttered? He NEVER said, "I was wearing a mask." He just cannot understand how he possibly could have gotten it.
 
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People is dumb, and dumb is dangerous.

Ten years ago, Dr. Kristina Darnauer and her husband, Jeff, moved to tiny Sterling, Kan., to raise their kids steeped in small-town values.

"The values of hard work, the value of community, taking care of your neighbor, that's what small towns shout from the rooftops, this is what we're good at. We are salt of the earth people who care about each other," Darnauer says. "And here I am saying, then wear a mask because that protects your precious neighbor."

But Darnauer's medical advice and moral admonition were met with contempt from some of her friends, neighbors and patients. People who had routinely buttonholed her for quick medical advice at church and kids' ballgames were suddenly treating her as the enemy and regarding her professional opinion as suspect and offensive.
 

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People is dumb, and dumb is dangerous.

Mmmm..I saw this yesterday. One thought that came to me, among many others regarding rural America was wondering just how many of the hospitals in said states were affected by their politicians refusing to expand Medicaid under the ACA.

Yet another case of their politicians getting their *wins* to be paid by the citizens. Yet, those same citizens voted for more of that.

Unlike them, I cannot just say, "Well, they deserve it." Even the ones that voted for cruelty don't deserve it, and certainly those who didn't vote for it do not.
 
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erm --- 42 med errors is, by definition, not an "isolated incident." There are multiple levels of protocol to prevent med errors -- somehow they bypassed them all, not once, but 42 times.
 

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I'd like to point out that "rice-" or "curry-muncher", "kimchi" and "kraut" are actual, food-based ethnic slurs used to refer to all the groups this asshat mentioned in his previous post.

That's not a coincidence. This guy is definitely a racist and was dog whistling.
 

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I'd like to point out that "rice-" or "curry-muncher", "kimchi" and "kraut" are actual, food-based ethnic slurs used to refer to all the groups this asshat mentioned in his previous post.

That's not a coincidence. This guy is definitely a racist and was dog whistling.
He's a former UKIP MEP. Of course he's a racist.
 
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We had crowds of unruly maskless party animals refusing to abide by the city's 10:00 PM curfew for NYE, and trying to confront the local police. They stood in a crosswalk with arms interlocked as four Key West cops on motorcycles threatened to move into the crowd. Then, the mounted patrol arrived. There are only three of them, but have you ever faced someone mounted on a horse? Horses moved forward and people separated and backed off.

One of our local restaurant owners refused to close and was arrested for that, as code compliance closed his business. He owns multiple restaurants and is a solid Trumper, but he may pay a price for this. The city can suspend and/or revoke his business licenses.

 

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We had crowds of unruly maskless party animals refusing to abide by the city's 10:00 PM curfew for NYE, and trying to confront the local police. They stood in a crosswalk with arms interlocked as four Key West cops on motorcycles threatened to move into the crowd. Then, the mounted patrol arrived. There are only three of them, but have you ever faced someone mounted on a horse? Horses moved forward and people separated and backed off.

One of our local restaurant owners refused to close and was arrested for that, as code compliance closed his business. He owns multiple restaurants and is a solid Trumper, but he may pay a price for this. The city can suspend and/or revoke his business licenses.

It's the same shit in Orlando. Governor DeSatan refuses to close anything down and obviously a huge faction of the population thinks that it "won't happen to them".

Now we have this: Florida reports 16,000 new COVID-19 cases on New Year’s Eve
 

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Oh and then there is this: US surpasses 20 million Covid-19 cases as experts warn it'll take months for vaccines to turn the tide

Florida has evidence of UK variant case
More states are reporting cases of a coronavirus variant that was first detected in the UK -- one that experts say is more transmissible than prior strains.

Florida health officials announced the state has evidence of its first case of the variant, in a man in his 20s with no relevant history of travel.

Here's what we know about the new coronavirus variant found in US

"The department is working with the (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) on this investigation. We encourage all to continue practicing Covid-19 mitigation," the state's health department wrote on Twitter.
In California, four men in San Diego County were discovered this week to have been infected with the variant, health officials there said Thursday. At least two of the men had no relevant, recent travel history, and the four are not believed to have interacted with one another.

The first known case of the variant in the US was identified in Colorado, in a man in his 20s who had no recent, relevant travel history.
Experts have said they expect there are likely many more cases across the country that have not yet been detected.
"An unknown travel history means that this person picked it up the community," Dr. Atul Gawande, a member of the Biden-Harris transition Covid-19 advisory board, previously told CNN.

"If this mutation, this mutated virus, which is more contagious, is not widespread yet and beginning to spread, that means it will be even more important to follow the approaches we know work," he said.