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D&D and the rising pandemic


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Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
I've seen churches and schools used as polling places. In both cases, one end of the building was used for voters (gym at school or cafeteria at church). A closed doorway or a long empty hallway marked "Please Do Not Enter" were between the guests and the normal occupants. Tuesday is not the busy day for church, and the kids / teens were down in their classrooms. No idea how the school handled lunchtime or recess. Although (in a normal year) a Civics or Government class could take advantage to visit the polls and talk to the folks working there.
 



J.Quondam

CR 1/8
Personally, I like having enough time for committed journalists to dig up dirt that matters.
Problem is that too many voters don't care about the dirt and just vote for "their guy" anyway.
Committed journalism only seems to matter to thoughtful, serious voters. But "thoughtful" and "serious" don't really apply to tens of millions of American voters. Those voters "do their own research" and are perfectly happy with bombastic, bias-confirming yellow journalism... which, of course, is why they do idiotic stuff like refusing vaccine in favor of chowing down on horse meds.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I would just about kill for that kind of efficiency in our electoral system.

Yes, well, note that the entirety of Canada has the population of... California. About 11% of the US population.

It is not clear that such speed is possible or desirable when you scale the population up that much.
 

Cadence

Legend
Supporter
In local news, our Governor announced he will 'fight them to the gates of hell' after Biden announces new vaccine mandates. Fighting COVID or to keep schools and hospitals open is apparently a different matter.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest (he/him)
Yes, well, note that the entirety of Canada has the population of... California. About 11% of the US population.

It is not clear that such speed is possible or desirable when you scale the population up that much.
The UK has twice the population of Canada - still does it in 25 working days once they call the election. I'm quite willing to extend a bit to incorporate the primary season, but our election process is overly long and drawn out and requires too much money. It badly needs reform. There's no reason it can't be completed within 3 months other than lack of political will to reform the system.
 








Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
I got J&J. I don't regret getting the first vaccine that was available for me to take, but I do wish that I'd gotten Pfizer or Moderna.
You might be better off in the long run: Pfizer and Moderna degrade over time - hence the need for booster shots. But I haven't yet heard anything about J&J also needing boosters.
 


Hussar

Legend
Yeah, around here, they'd use that rear entrance.

I expect we have greater distrust of random adults interacting with unsupervised kids.

Well these are catholic schools in Canada. Random adults interacting with unsupervised kids is pretty standard apparently.
 



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