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D&D and the rising pandemic

Zardnaar

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97% recovery rate. 27 active cases. 1500 total, 1100 or so confirmed. Probables get counted as part of that 1500.

No one's died for a while. Deathtoll at 21 still. Lockdowns over, some restrictions apply. Think this was first weekend bars were allowed to reopen.
 

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Umbran

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After two months of isolation, the asymptomatic contagious carriers of March should have given it to their families and either kicked it or seen hospitals by now.
If that were true, the hospitals would not still be seeing hundreds of cases come in.

And, really, the folks who are now refusing to wear masks... how strict do you expect their isolation really was?
 

And, really, the folks who are now refusing to wear masks... how strict do you expect their isolation really was?
Yes, exactly. I'm not aware of any studies that show that people who refuse to wear masks in public are more likely to catch and transmit the disease, but by common sense they should be doing so.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
How hard are masks to buy in your area? I wore them twice.

Mostly just didn't go anywhere except for walks around the block.

Went to the supermarket 3 time in 7 weeks, ate oats and canned food. Crossed the road about 5 times avoiding people and went to the supermarket at the quiet times avoiding the crowds. Generally late at night or early morning Monday/Tuesday.

Ate a lot of whatever was left on the shelf after they were already picked over.

Sick of oats and tinned peaches being honest;).
 


Zardnaar

Legend
In America, most people seem to buy NFL masks or make their own with youtube tutorials.
I managed to find some at a corner store then the Pharmacy.

They were quite expensive. I folded a t shirt up a few times and tied that around the face. Held it in place with a beanie hat and hood.

Mostly just avoided going anywhere where a mask would be required.

Longer lockdown went on the more complacent we became. Social distancing was pretty good along with washing but stopped being paranoid about the groceries, hand sanitizer etc.
 

ad_hoc

Hero
I don’t wish evil on anyone, but the fact that Covid-19 is both dangerous but not OBVIOUSLY dangerous (as compared to diseases with much higher mortality rates) is proving to be a mixed blessing.

If it were moderately more lethal, the anti-mask/anti-vax bunch would either be much smaller and keeping a lower profile, or the issue would be self-correcting as the body count among their numbers would steadily rise.

As things are, only a fraction of those people acting out like that will directly or proximally experience a reality check, so the behavior is unlikely to disappear.

And that’s going to translate into a prolonged initial wave, a larger second wave, and more socioeconomic turmoil.
Or if the US delayed their lockdown 1 more month. It would be completely out of control and people would see it for what it was.

Extreme measures have been taken and with those measures the worst has been averted so they say that there was not much of a threat in the first place.

It seems like no matter what, the bad needs to happen in order for people to see it.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
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How hard are masks to buy in your area? I wore them twice.
I have not seen a store with them for sale, but I haven't looked very hard, because my Mom taught me the basics of using a sewing machine, and I made a some when my office switched to working from home back in march. I'll probably be making another batch of new and improved masks soon.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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For a post Covid world it seems bars and restaurants are quiet. Social distancing rules apply.
Where YOU are, I suppose. (And good on ya for that.)

On many states where bars opened, they were packed. In some cases, people were crossing state lines to eat in restaurants.
 


Dannyalcatraz

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How hard are masks to buy in your area? I wore them twice.
Some local crafters are making reusable cloth masks- and soon, so will we- but buying the typical, over the ear disposable ones is definitely more difficult than it used to be. Because we’ve been constraining our trips outside of the house, we haven’t exhausted our initial supply of those, and we’ve added to our stash when we could.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Kinda weird. Supermarkets now stocking hand sanitizer and walking to car from restaurant.

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50 pack of masks approx $70 USD.

Haven't been in this area since first week of March.
 


Dannyalcatraz

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For those wondering about the classless individuals that have been coughing and spitting on/at people, here’s one who was caught, arrested, and charged with at least one felony:

There are more, but I’m just posting this one reminder: it IS illegal, and perpetrators could face jail time & fines.
 
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Nebulous

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I was texting with a female friend last night of out state, she and her husband are swingers (they're mid-50s) and she said they have been going to parties regularly every weekend and have no intention of stopping because of Covid. Building immunity to it through exposure if their plan she says.
 

ad_hoc

Hero
For those wondering about the classless individuals that have been coughing and spitting on/at people, here’s one who was caught, arrested, and charged with at least one felony:

There are more, but I’m just posting this one reminder: it IS illegal, and perpetrators could face jail time & fines.
This was from March 24th.

Here's quite the update:


Back in the quaint times when NJ had 3675 confirmed cases. They now have 156 142 confirmed cases.
 

I was texting with a female friend last night of out state, she and her husband are swingers (they're mid-50s) and she said they have been going to parties regularly every weekend and have no intention of stopping because of Covid. Building immunity to it through exposure if their plan she says.
Yeah, people don't understand that this isn't how it works. You can't give yourself a "vaccine" to it by being around people with Coronavirus. You'll more likely catch it.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Staff member
This was from March 24th.

Here's quite the update:


Back in the quaint times when NJ had 3675 confirmed cases. They now have 156 142 confirmed cases.
Dude is a piece of work.
 

ad_hoc

Hero
We're seeing very low reports of deaths coming from the USA right now.

New cases every day dropped to 20k/day May 10th and have stayed there so new cases aren't really dropping.

Active cases have been steadily climbing. There were 900k active cases on May 1st and now there are 1.14 million.

And yet, death counts have been dropping rapidly. Today saw 500 deaths and yesterday was 600. That's only 2 days so I suppose we will see what tomorrow brings.

With the above numbers I would expect more deaths though.

Do you think with states like Florida controlling and manipulating the information they're giving out we're not seeing the full picture?

If New York is taken out of the data then the rate of infection is still continuing to climb throughout May. Yet, the death count is dropping.
 

Theo R Cwithin

I cast "Baconstorm!"
US always has deep dips in reported numbers on weekends. And today is Memorial Day, so this weekend was three days long. Tomorrow the numbers should hop back up again as reporting agencies return from vacation and play catch up on the stats.
 

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