Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #100

Discussion in 'Coronavirus - Covid-19' started by Amonet, Jan 17, 2020.

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  1. HongKongPhooey

    HongKongPhooey Well-Known Member

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    England vaccine passport plans ditched, Sajid Javid says

    Ok, then. Just wait now for conspiracy theorists to say it was never a plan, just a ruse to get the club goers jabbed.

    Also scrapping PCR tests for double-vaxed people returning from abroad.

    On a positive note, also in the news here today it says an innoculation programme will start in schools within a couple of weeks for 12-15 year olds.

    Otherwise, we're basically open all areas at this point.
     
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  3. ilovewings

    ilovewings Well-Known Member

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    They can justify it by looking around and seeing football and baseball stadiums packed with maskless people, many many people dining out in crowded restaurants and bars -- it looks like life is back to normal---- you might wonder if we are still in the grips of a pandemic if you didn't know better!!!
     
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  5. ilovewings

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    Why is Congress and their staff exempt?
     
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    It is something about the president not being able to put a mandate on Congress. They share powers. And Congress can override him with a 2/3 vote.

    Not a very good explanation, but I have only heard it pieced together loosely. Someone else can probably explain it better.


    The president cannot impose a vaccine mandate on Congress via executive order or in an agency or department regulation, according to the Congressional Institute.
    Congress members, staff exempt from federal vaccine mandate | cbs8.com
     
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    This was heavy on my mind yesterday.
     
  9. drama_farmer

    drama_farmer Central Kentucky (Bluegrass)

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    For those who don't believe in COVID, here's some bad news: COVID believes in YOU.
    IMO
     
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    mommadukes Well-Known Member

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    Me too. :(
     
  11. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    I viewed several of the memorials yesterday, and was surprised to see very few masks.
     
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  12. ilovewings

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    Where ever there are lots of people these days, most seem to have put the pandemic behind them. Really. It is hard to believe as thousands are dying every day (most unvaccinated)- but dying nevertheless- hospitals in many areas bulging with patients, and rejecting other patients cause they have no room----and yet it is business as usual. Go figure.
     
  13. drama_farmer

    drama_farmer Central Kentucky (Bluegrass)

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    Is it a cultural phenomenon or a human phenomenon? We pay a lot of attention to mass death/casualty events, but deaths from the same cause that come singly are treated much differently.

    I'm convinced that the only way the pandemic will be taken seriously is if a large hospital, full OF COVID patients, collapses from the weight.
    Imo
     
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    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    Full house at Michigan Stadium last night and full house today at Ford Field for the Lions' season opener. Masks are required in indoor concourses at The Big House, but no restrictions or mask requirements at Ford Field. I think Michigan is on the cusp of a major Covid surge in the next few weeks, and these large gatherings are likely to be super-spreaders.

    We started getting calls from Michigan Opera Theatre a couple of weeks ago. They always seem to call while we're preparing or having dinner, so we didn't answer the phone. We figured that we would eventually have to face the music - pun intended - and finally gave in to a call last week. Of course, they want us to subscribe to the 2021-22 dance and/or opera season, but we are not going to put ourselves in harm's way even though MOT requires proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test, and masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Specifically, the MOT representative said that they were trying to "drum up an audience" for the outdoor presentation of "Blue" at the Aretha Amphitheatre on the riverfront this weekend. It's understandable that these entertainment venues want to reopen, but it seems that the typical opera-going audience isn't quite ready to sit in a theatre with hundreds of other people: I know I'm not. That said, it would have been awesome to see "Rent" at the Fisher Theatre next month and Puccini's "La Boheme", upon which "Rent" is based, at the Detroit Opera House next April.
     
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    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    Because her birthday party is the most important thing in her life. During a pandemic. (Oh, it’s not real. It’s my 60th birthday! I MUST have this big party and be celebrated!)

    Guessing a very popular person! I’d have a hard time finding 100 close friends and relatives much less 300!
    JMO
     
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    If you had every Covid denier sit with a patient dying from Covid for 24 hours it would not change anything.
    All you get is anger, hostility, sneering at loss of life and middle finger to everyone who got the alien DNA/tracking/5G shot.
    JMO
     
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    There was a highly regarded, academic book about western society called Amusing Ourselves to Death...I think this is exactly what he was predicting, back in 1984.
     
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    Kind of like Obama's birthday party, didn't send a good message to the common folks.
     
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  19. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    If you read the ridiculous comments following local media reports, it does seem that many people seem to have a
    lais·sez-faire attitude toward the pandemic. Nothing to see here. Time to move on. Get over it. Covid isn't real. Blah, blah, blah. I guess these folks won't take the pandemic seriously unless or until it lands them in the hospital, on a ventilator, begging for a medical miracle to keep them alive. JMO
     
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    JayWill On Time Out

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    Even worse are the people who claim doctors and nurses are lying about the overcrowded ICUs and even lie and say that they work in a hospital and their hospital has plenty of free beds.
     
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