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D&D and the rising pandemic

Zardnaar

Legend
Not sure how the law here works but voluntary mask use didn't have a high uptake.

Last day of lockdown there was some anti lockdown protest and the cops didn't do much. They also didn't do much when BLM did their bigger March back in lockdown 1.0.

Turns out a lot of our mandatory stuff is more strongly suggested.
 

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Cadence

Legend
Supporter
A huge drop in active cases in just four days!??!

Turns out that active cases includes "is presumed positive based on symptoms and/or close contact with a known positive COVID individual". Guessing that was a lot of tests that cleared people, and/or a lot of quarantines that finished pretty much all at once?
 

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Zardnaar

Legend

Hussar

Legend
Yeah, I gotta admit I'm blown away by people losing their shit on stores for requiring masks to be served. And then trying to claim that it isn't lawful.

Dude, it's a private buisiness. I can insist that customers wear blue shirts if I want to. It's my business. You don't like it, GTFO.

The funny thing is, I have a sneaking suspicion that the same folks that lose their minds in line at Walmart are the ones who insist that companies have the right to serve whomever they choose when it comes to ... erm... other issues.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
Yeah, I gotta admit I'm blown away by people losing their shit on stores for requiring masks to be served. And then trying to claim that it isn't lawful.

Dude, it's a private buisiness. I can insist that customers wear blue shirts if I want to. It's my business. You don't like it, GTFO.

The funny thing is, I have a sneaking suspicion that the same folks that lose their minds in line at Walmart are the ones who insist that companies have the right to serve whomever they choose when it comes to ... erm... other issues.
That last bit hits the nail on the head. They think it’s fine to discriminate against others (for something illegitimate), not themselves (for something legitimate). Lack of privilege is for ”someone else” not them.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Does USA not have laws about banning refusing service?

Here you can refuse service legally. A gamestore couldn't kick out one of the more pungent players. At least the owner didn't want to try.

Once in a blue moon you hear a horror story though.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Does USA not have laws about banning refusing service?

Here you can refuse service legally. A gamestore couldn't kick out one of the more pungent players. At least the owner didn't want to try.

Once in a blue moon you hear a horror story though.
Yes we do. You can refuse service to anyone for any LEGAL reason.

So you can refuse service to Rabbi O’Malley on the basis of being a drunk, a forger, a check bouncer, disruptive, unsanitary, or the like, but not for being Jewish, a religious convert, black, or lesbian.*





* in some states
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Yes we do. You can refuse service to anyone for any LEGAL reason.

So you can refuse service to Rabbi O’Malley on the basis of being a drunk, a forger, a check bouncer, disruptive, unsanitary, or the like, but not for being Jewish, a religious convert, black, or lesbian.*





* in 43 states
Ah here I believe you have to get a trespass order.

A lot of people don't actually know the law. For example some shops here have a sign along the lines of "we reserve the right to search your bags".

What they don't mention is you can reserve the right to refuse them and they are not allowed to restrain you in any way even if a staff member or security guard saw you steak something.

Basically you just walk off. Still not a great idea as behind the scenes they have photos etc via store security cams.

They can call the police but you more or less have to be there or parking lot to get caught.

Turns out during lockdown they can't legally stop you protesting either.
 

Eltab

Hero
A huge drop in active cases in just four days!??!

Turns out that active cases includes "is presumed positive based on symptoms and/or close contact with a known positive COVID individual". Guessing that was a lot of tests that cleared people, and/or a lot of quarantines that finished pretty much all at once?
If a bunch of people got it - or were detected to have it - all at once, their three-week quarantine would finish all at once.
Maybe you are looking at (finally) an effective effort to cure patients and restrain the germs.
 

Istbor

Dances with Gnolls
A huge drop in active cases in just four days!??!

Turns out that active cases includes "is presumed positive based on symptoms and/or close contact with a known positive COVID individual". Guessing that was a lot of tests that cleared people, and/or a lot of quarantines that finished pretty much all at once?
Food for thought. Throughout this whole thing US numbers are always showing pretty low during Holidays and weekends, especially Sundays. I would wait to see if this is a real trend downward, or if this was a "no one in the office doing the reporting" type of thing.

Edit: Though I understand your information is much more specific. I don't know how much of what I stated would be a factor on reporting for just that university.
 
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Cadence

Legend
Supporter
Food for thought. Throughout this whole thing US numbers are always showing pretty low during Holidays and weekends, especially Sundays. I would wait to see if this is a real trend downward, or if this was a "no one in the office doing the reporting" type of thing.

Edit: Though I understand your information is much more specific. I don't know how much of what I stated would be a factor on reporting for just that university.
I'm used to that for reports of new cases (the local media made a big deal out of one of the types of tests going off-line because of a staff member illness). The one ghat got me here was that it was the active ones.
 

MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
This is bad news


My country had put a lot of money into this, which doesn't bode very well. Now Putin has threatened offered to flood the country share thirty million doses of the poorly tested Sputnik vaccine by November.
 

Garthanos

Arcadian Knight
The group that did that study are not however epidemiologists so their interpretation of the data is subject to being confirmed...
 


MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
The group that did that study are not however epidemiologists so their interpretation of the data is subject to being confirmed...
I still can't believe they went ahead with Sturgis, it is official every biker has secretly a death wish.
 


Garthanos

Arcadian Knight
I still can't believe they went ahead with Sturgis, it is official every biker has secretly a death wish.
A rather balanced online doctor who goes as ZDoggMD is pretty certain that the estimates in general are low and outlines why... my brain let it go out a window
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
I still can't believe they went ahead with Sturgis, it is official every biker has secretly a death wish.
And it may be costing about $12 billion in public health resources. But, hey, as long as the Sturgis, SD locals got their slice of the pie, it's all good, right? That's the thinking going into these decisions. If it costs the whole of us or the country $12 billion, that's so remote that it's abstract. It might as well not even exist. And that's the problem - people making these bad decisions think so individualistically that they can't seem to grasp the broader implications of what it does to us as a whole.
And that applies to protesting pandemic restrictions, demanding that the Big 10 reinstate the football season, and all that other crap that just puts the public health at risk.
 


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