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June 15th, 2020 at 5:32:01 AM permalink
RonC
Member since: Nov 7, 2012
Threads: 7
Posts: 1408
I'm not happy about the spike in cases, but anyone truly surprised by it is a moron. The original goal was to "flatten the curve" and it basically worked the way it was supposed to work. The death toll is much lower than the originally projected two million or so, but the number is still higher than anyone wanted to see. As the curve flattened and people became restless from lack of work and income, things started to reopen. Suddenly what we fully expected to happen has to be blamed on someone by the media and the left.

We knew the virus would not simply go away.

We knew a permanent lock down until a vaccine is found was not something that would work.

We knew there were risks in reopening.

We knew there would be spikes and that we would have to keep an eye on hospitalizations in areas and possibly take actions based on those numbers.

Flattening the curve worked; now the left must move the goalpost.
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June 15th, 2020 at 11:50:25 AM permalink
Tanko
Member since: Aug 15, 2019
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Posts: 427
Quote: RonC
We knew the virus would not simply go away.


They mutate. Viruses want to survive and multiply. They do not want to kill their host. They mutate to survive. Hopefully this virus is mutating into a less deadly form.

The number of new infections may be increasing due to increased testing. The number of deaths per day, continues to decline slowly. Even in those states where the infection rate is said to be spiking.
June 15th, 2020 at 11:56:02 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 138
Posts: 21964
Quote: RonC
I'm not happy about the spike in cases.


Of COURSE there's a spike in cases,
testing is exploding everywhere.
The important stat is hospitalization
and deaths, which isn't spiking. Nobody
in my county has died from it in over
a month. It's the flu, people need to
quit worrying about it.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 15th, 2020 at 12:13:37 PM permalink
RonC
Member since: Nov 7, 2012
Threads: 7
Posts: 1408
Quote: Evenbob
Of COURSE there's a spike in cases,
testing is exploding everywhere.
The important stat is hospitalization
and deaths, which isn't spiking. Nobody
in my county has died from it in over
a month. It's the flu, people need to
quit worrying about it.


Do I have to be happy about it?

Hospitalizations are up in some areas; that is cause for at least minor concern.
China Lied...How Many There Really Died?
June 15th, 2020 at 12:18:39 PM permalink
Dalex64
Member since: Mar 8, 2014
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Posts: 3349
Testing rates in the United States are the same now as they were in May, and have declined from their peak in early June

https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
June 15th, 2020 at 9:11:14 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 138
Posts: 21964
Quote: Dalex64
Testing rates in the United States are the same now as they were in May, and have declined from their peak in early June


But they're still going on at a high
rate and give us more data every
day that this is not what we were
told it was by the 'experts'. Who
are still running around like chickens
with their heads cut off.

That actually happens, I saw it on my
grandparents farm.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 16th, 2020 at 7:52:44 AM permalink
RonC
Member since: Nov 7, 2012
Threads: 7
Posts: 1408
In case anyone needed guidance on sex during the pandemic, here you go:

"You are your safest sex partner. Masturbation will not spread COVID-19, especially if you wash
your hands (and any sex toys) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after sex"

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-sex-guidance.pdf
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June 16th, 2020 at 11:37:17 AM permalink
Shrek
Member since: Aug 13, 2019
Threads: 5
Posts: 1282
Quote: RonC
I'm not happy about the spike in cases, but anyone truly surprised by it is a moron.
June 16th, 2020 at 12:32:47 PM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
Threads: 18
Posts: 6412
Quote: RonC
In case anyone needed guidance on sex during the pandemic, here you go:

"You are your safest sex partner. Masturbation will not spread COVID-19, especially if you wash
your hands (and any sex toys) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after sex"

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-sex-guidance.pdf


Very interesting.

But I guess itís good news for members like JohnCena (guy who was nuked for trolling at the other site). He hasnít had a sex partner other than his hand in his entire life...
ďA straight man will not go for kids.Ē - AZDuffman
June 16th, 2020 at 3:07:55 PM permalink
ams288
Member since: Apr 21, 2016
Threads: 18
Posts: 6412
4098 new cases in one day in ruby red TX. Previous daily high was 2504 new cases. Increases in testing canít explain away this...



Meanwhile, Michiganís numbers have been great lately. Thanks for listening to the scientists, Gov. Whitmer!
ďA straight man will not go for kids.Ē - AZDuffman