Maybe you can present staying home as an empowering choice. In order to do so, I think you have to tell people the truth first. There is no evidence that people will stay in before they understand, but I think some reason to hope that they will afterwards. Here's to hoping it's enough.You can't just do nothing and then lock people inside.
I've mentioned this twice already, but here goes again. There is a large group in India claiming successful curing of the virus through drinking cow urine. There is a large group in the US that has claimed to successfully cure people of the virus by "washing them in the blood of christ" (whatever that means).I gotta say you have a bit of a weird attitude to this stuff.
I wonder if it would change quickly if you got to virus? Or if an older loved one with comorbidities got it?
I wonder if you're appreciation would become a tad more understanding?
If you are listening to Dr. Fauci and Dr. Brix, then you heard them specifically say that IF the US does everything absolutely perfectly from here on out, THEN the expected deaths will be 100-200,000. Otherwise, it will be upwards of 2.2 million.Disinformation does kill people. Just like saying 1mm people are going to die, when the preeminent expert on epidemiology says a one to two hundred thousand.
Personally, I'm going to listen to Dr. Fauci, Brix and Price, the latter I posted above, and not unverified forum bloggers.
I tip my hat to you, and have a lot of respect. I try to do the same with varying results. Unfortunately, I don't think this is the most common approach today in the US, and I base this opinion on every time I see a TV or read a popular magazine. Along with the abysmal voting turnout.I take responsibility for filtering and evaluating my news sources, and educating myself. Self education is not easy, it is not comforting, it is not funny or popular, but it can be done and I would argue in a democratic society it is our duty.
It is really a state by state thing, and even a county/city thing, since these laws are local. New England is bad in this way, but if you went to Michigan, you could avail yourself to liquor being sold everywhere - gas stations, convenience stores, dime stores, even drive through liquor stores where you never leave your car. They close at 2:30am, but open again at 6am. Sundays are special - they don't open until noon.Well, I hate to remind Americans that its one of the few countries in the world where in some places you cant buy beer, wine and spirits in the supermarket.
If it helps in planning, state by state projections can be seen here: https://covid19.healthdata.org/projectionsSo, it's at least another 30 days! And, maybe 30 more after that.
From the article:https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/white-house-coronavirus-expert-predicts-up-to-200000-us-coronavirus-deaths.html
It is telling that 100-200,000 people dying of a virus this year is now considered a favorable outcome.
C'mon Sal, I've been referred to as racist and now fascist for promoting the message that NYers need to stay home and not come to VT. You're a good guy, I know that, but honestly man, this should not be a controversial issue. I haven't read about anyone here on this forum who has admitted to fleeing for another community to ride out the pandemic, so what and who are you defending?? Again, every single gov official and medical professional is giving the message to stay the f home and not travel domestically.If you look at Vermont , where fascist want to hunt down NYers, they never have a shortage of hospital resources and they max out at 6 deaths per day statewide.
Sure you can, but it's not all that effective. The Chinese did it with the Great Wall, the Russians with the Wall in Germany, and the Americans at their southern border.:|Like it or not, we're all in this together. You can't set up artificial walls.
Simple response to that. Stop sending any outside support to pay for schools, roads, nothing. If they think they can isolate, then cut the state and federal roads off at the edge of their town and lock them in, forever. No commerce across their borders either. They can all try to make homemade microwaves or water pumps, when theirs breaks.Friends in NC report their little town has put up barricades on the roads leading in.