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    It is more important you understand how to protect yourself than watching the death toll rise. For example do you know how long the virus remains on a surface IF it has been contaminated etc. Research and stay safe.
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    I've heard that coughing into an elbow can be much healthier than coughing into a hand. In the market, I've been coughing into other people's elbows. It seems to help a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    Every day there has been an announcement of the number of deaths in the last twenty four hours, Yesterday was 87, up to a total 433. But there has been no announcement today. I am wondering why and fearing the worst.
    Quote Originally Posted by dither View Post
    Hoping for good news, any sign that they, the powers that be, are gaining the upper hand.
    I've heard it's way down - 27 fatalities or something, where before it's been a steady exponential curve. That's way down from the general trend.

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    87 to 13 did not seem right, but now the Govt. are saying 52 ?? I do hope it really is dropping, but I kind of doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    87 to 13 did not seem right, but now the Govt. are saying 52 ?? I do hope it really is dropping, but I kind of doubt it.
    I think they are updating the numbers as the day goes on, so earlier in the day it appears as if there are fewer deaths that day but it's not the full day's count.

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    Rant warning:

    I tend to lean more toward not letting people die, though I do find it irksome how many of the 'stay at home!' brigade or the 'this is tolerable! see!' brigade are not people whose existences are necessarily on the line to begin with. To many working class people, this is a choice between being burned to death or drowned.

    The Mayor of New York Andrew Cuomo is a good example of this in action. He is standing there, quite eloquently and in many respects quite correctly, jabbering about the importance lock downs and saying he will take responsibility for the economic outcome of his decisions. Yeah, but he won't actually, will he? Not really. Worst case scenario, he'll lose a future election (unlikely in NYC anyway) and look kind of bad. But he wont starve. He wont lose his house. He doesn't have to worry on that level.

    I'm not saying that such people are not sincere or that this isn't a big deal or that a lock-down isn't totally necessary (it demonstrably is). What I am saying is that the people who just want to go back to work and to hell with it are not necessarily idiots. They are not necessarily selfishly wanting to spread the disease and strain the services or whatever else. They are simply people who have no choice.

    As it stands, Congress has failed to act, I am unaware of any major country where people are being given the necessary economic security to do what they are being asked/mandated to do. The result is one big political/class-based blame game. If you're working in a relatively secure industry and can operate from home then great...but you don't really have the right to pass judgment on other people. Some people were already underwater before this started. It is the height of tea-sipping liberal self-righteousness to write those people off as assholes.

    We need to be more empathetic.


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