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3 minutes ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

Let's re-open.  FREEDOM!!

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/texas-governor-greg-abbott-lifts-coronavirus-restrictions-new-cases-2020-5?utm_source=reddit.com

Live updates: Texas coronavirus cases surge as restaurants, gyms, bars, and childcare facilities reopen

 

  • Two weeks into the reopening of Texas, coronavirus cases continue to climb — along with tensions.
  • Shops, restaurants, nail salons, cinemas, barbershops, beaches, gyms, offices, childcare facilities, and personal care services are among the businesses that have reopened to the public.
  • Bars, wine tasting rooms, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and rodeo events will reopen on Friday so long as they stay under 25% of their maximum occupancy rate. Zoos can follow suit next Monday.
  • Professional sports leagues, including basketball, baseball, football, and tennis, can hold events from May 31, but fans are not allowed.
  • Regardless of the type of establishment, people are encouraged to maintain social distance, keep their faces covered, and wash or sanitize their hands frequently.

Darwin facepalms.......

 

Keep our borders closed.....I'll throw you a lifeguard preserver but I ain't going to dive in the ocean to save you (heh, I can't swim for one thing).

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1 hour ago, bree2 said:

I don't see why we can't protect both!

I think we should protect ALL! Who is actually dying right now in our population? Every day I see deaths from those in assisted living residents or those that are elderly. Those people should be quarantined from all right now.

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15 hours ago, EdgarM said:

I think we should protect ALL! Who is actually dying right now in our population? Every day I see deaths from those in assisted living residents or those that are elderly. Those people should be quarantined from all right now.

...and the system rethought from top to bottom in these sectors.

 

This pandemic is showing us the real underlying of our society’s functions and which positions are important. 

 

That’s where the money should go and remain, as anything else is fluff.

 

Perhaps our sense of what is important needs to be rethought also. 
 

Trying times in need of innovation.

 

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11 minutes ago, Cerridwen said:

"Concentrating on some rare child symptoms, which are way less lethal"

^^^^^^^^ This right here tells me you don't know what the &^@# you're talking about. "Way less lethal"??????? Come back when you've actually done some research into what this syndrome does to children. I'm gobsmacked that you would make your post at all, let alone with the quoted portion above. Holy $&!# you better hope that nobody in your family gets COVID-19 or that one of the children doesn't present with these 'syndrome' symptoms.. Your learning curve could be tragic and life altering in the extreme.

Ok genius, So this virus is killing our children as much as our elders? Is that what your saying? Lethal means death last time I checked and so far the elderly are leading the way in the death toll. So what am I supposed to be researching? Man I can't believe the gall of some of you who think you know it all and try to belittle others who are expressing a different point of view from yourselves, how arrogant. 

Last time I "researched", there was no deaths to ANY of our children here in BC and there was a small amount of fatalities in NY which they may or may not link to the coronavirus. 

So Einstein, tell me what research am I leaving out here, or that I am apparently unaware of, would ya. 

I am not even going to comment on your statement about my family because that is just downright idiotic on your part. 

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Just now, EdgarM said:

Ok genius, So this virus is killing our children as much as our elders? Is that what your saying? Lethal means death last time I checked and so far the elderly are leading the way in the death toll. So what am I supposed to be researching? Man I can't believe the gall of some of you who think you know it all and try to belittle others who are expressing a different point of view from yourselves, how arrogant. 

Last time I "researched", there was no deaths to ANY of our children here in BC and there was a small amount of fatalities in NY which they may or may not link to the coronavirus. 

So Einstein, tell me what research am I leaving out here, or that I am apparently unaware of, would ya. 

I am not even going to comment on your statement about my family because that is just downright idiotic on your part. 

Here’s the thing.

 

We know for certainty, that we do not know.

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15 minutes ago, kloubek said:

In even the best scenario, these are the people that end up getting screwed. In the worst scenario, they are treated as sacrificial to economic continuation. It is a hard time to be a senior right now - especially if you are in a home.

 

Unless the virus somehow manages to fade off or we get a vaccine, reopening will inevitably lead to reinfection, and us getting close to where we were trying to avoid by closing up in the first place.

 

Phase 1 sucked.

 

Phase 2 might be worse.

At least with Phase 2 we have more testing in place.  If we test, test, test, we should be able to be alerted to where the virus is breaking out and hopefully quarantine those in the outbreak so the virus can't take hold.  Hopefully people are willing to be tested.

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TransLink recommends masks on public transit, as it begins to restore pre-COVID-19 service levels



 

TransLink will also be monitoring passenger loads in order to deploy additional service at times and on routes where physical distancing is more difficult.

Commuters are recommended to travel outside of peak times, allow for more time in their commute and stay off transit entirely when sick.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/translink-recommends-masks-on-public-transit-as-it-begins-to-restore-pre-covid-19-service-levels-1.5578595

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54 minutes ago, EdgarM said:

Ok genius, So this virus is killing our children as much as our elders? Is that what your saying? Lethal means death last time I checked and so far the elderly are leading the way in the death toll. So what am I supposed to be researching? Man I can't believe the gall of some of you who think you know it all and try to belittle others who are expressing a different point of view from yourselves, how arrogant. 

Last time I "researched", there was no deaths to ANY of our children here in BC and there was a small amount of fatalities in NY which they may or may not link to the coronavirus. 

So Einstein, tell me what research am I leaving out here, or that I am apparently unaware of, would ya. 

I am not even going to comment on your statement about my family because that is just downright idiotic on your part. 

 

Definition of lethal:

1a : of, relating to, or causing death
b : capable of causing death
2 : gravely damaging or destructive
3 : very potent or effective a lethal fastball
 
Better be sure you really want to go here with me. And please don't put words in my mouth.

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22 minutes ago, Cerridwen said:
 

Definition of lethal:

1a : of, relating to, or causing death
b : capable of causing death
2 : gravely damaging or destructive
3 : very potent or effective a lethal fastball
 
Better be sure you really want to go here with me. And please don't put words in my mouth.

:lol:
 
 

Wow! Your as bad as the "vocabulary police". :lol: You can pick whatever part of the definition you like ,or nitpick here, but since I said it, I meant the 1a. 

Go there with you? Now your trying to intimidate me? Your a piece of work. LOL! 

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23 minutes ago, Cerridwen said:
 

Definition of lethal:

1a : of, relating to, or causing death
b : capable of causing death
2 : gravely damaging or destructive
3 : very potent or effective a lethal fastball
 
Better be sure you really want to go here with me. And please don't put words in my mouth.

:lol:
 
 

so far we haven't had a child die in BC and that is awesome, but it doesn't mean our children are in the clear! or for that matter all the people who think this is all a hoax and they should just fill the parks, gyms and beaches. I have been isolated since this has started and I would like to be able to resume my life, but I won't be able to if people act selfishly

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1 hour ago, Me_ said:

Here’s the thing.

 

We know for certainty, that we do not know.

Oh but we do know...……..That people are dying from this pandemic and the majority of them are Elderly.

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4 hours ago, debluvscanucks said:

There are so many branches to this, though.

 

What about if they go to school but that means staying away from Grandparents or loved ones?  There's also an impact there.

 

And mental health issues do offer "help" to try to combat them...right now, covid does not (other than try not to get it).

 

Kids ARE resilient and if parents do a good job of guiding them through this, they'll be just fine.  If they go to school in a bit of an "unknown" atmosphere that has teachers questioning the whole deal that loss of a sense of security may also be felt.  That it won't be "business as usual" and will be strange and an adjustment as well.  Teachers won't be as focused as they have yet one more thing to worry about with their students.  I'm not sure it's fair to the kids or the teachers to throw them back in without a good plan in place.

I feel it's premature and that September makes sense.  But I also get that parents have limited options and do have to return to work so it's all about finding something that works for everyone.  And considering the risk that teachers and children may be facing is part of that.

 

 

there really are. I'm just wondering out loud here if we're creating some harms, particular for the more vulnerable kids. It seems like the consensus from the educators on here that Sep. seems reasonable and doable, so thats probably the right decision. 

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4 hours ago, JoeyJoeJoeJr. Shabadoo said:

I agree but what I have noticed is people (not saying you) who are flippant about this virus, or those who take the hard right stance on economy over human life, have glommed onto this issue. It's totally disingenuous as many of these people are the least likely to care about people suffering from mental health issues in the first place. It's merely a ploy to steer policy in a way that suits their own personal agenda.

I'm definitely not in that camp! hope i haven't given that impression. You know what its like to have a kid with anxiety, its a daily struggle. They fall thought the cracks at the best of times so I'm just hoping that they don't get lost in all this. 

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