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D&D and the rising pandemic

Umbran

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It's like the usual news, health, and government agencies all decided "nobody would be interested in any of that.". (Or "COVID-19 is so new and special that nothing else applies."
Well, there's a bunch of coronaviruses out there. Most of them don't cause dangerous pandemics. Ergo, the behavior of "typical" coronaviruses probably shouldn't be used as a gauge. Distribute "typical" behavior widely, and you may get people making assumptions that don't hold, and we increase the problem.
 

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ad_hoc

Hero
Epidemiologist and professor at the University of Toronto recommends the US/Canada border be closed for another 12 months.

He also believes that it is 'likely' that the disease will sweep through the US until enough people have been infected to achieve herd immunity. In other words, that it is likely too late for containment measures.

I think if some states can protect themselves from travel like Canada will be trying to do with the essential travel over the border, they might be able to contain it.

 



Zardnaar

Legend
In the news yesterday we're not going with reciprocate.

EU will let us visit but we're not letting them in.

Rarotonga wants us there, the trans Tasman bubble idea has fallen apart with cases in Australia spiking (they reopened to soon).

Freight can still go obviously, social distancing easy in that regard as long as people follow the rules. Gonna have bored boat crews though so expect something to go wrong.
 

ad_hoc

Hero
It's going to have to be closed for more than 12 months, probably. America is filled with Anti-Maskers, Anti-Vaxxers, and people who don't care about beating the virus.
Yeah, I think that was just an easy way of saying far into the future.

Right now the border agreement needs to be renewed every 30 days and the government won't comment on their intentions until each date.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I'm going to whine a bit....

Dagnabbit! Where I am, we did it right. We kept folks home, we apparently didn't open too early. Even protests and rallies didn't cause a spike. We are getting ahead of this thing.

But now, it is all going to go down the frelling drain because of these ... idiots. All that effort that worked is going to get thrown away. Cheeses me off so darn much...
 

I'm going to whine a bit....

Dagnabbit! Where I am, we did it right. We kept folks home, we apparently didn't open too early. Even protests and rallies didn't cause a spike. We are getting ahead of this thing.

But now, it is all going to go down the frelling drain because of these ... idiots. All that effort that worked is going to get thrown away. Cheeses me off so darn much...
Hey, nothing wrong with whining when idiots start killing people.

My town/county never did the right thing. We shut down too late, too little, and didn't enforce it enough.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
They banned funerals here for a bit but you could apply for exemptions. Tangi's are also important to the Maori for cultural reasons.

But people did obey the rules. Voluntarily isolation was tried for a few days before lockdown didn't work.


Health minister just resigned today due to the cock ups. He's my local MP. Maybe the Air Marshall can do better job. Think I'll split vote for the Greens and retire him. 80 000 tests last two weeks no community spread.

50 odd people who were missed in the testing also refusing to be testing while others are refusing to be contacted.

Border controls working for now, wouldn't be surprised if they get breached.
 
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