That's scary. I know some states/cities have those makeshift field hospitals. Not ideal.@ColoKate63 wrote:
My County Commissioners decided that they didn’t Iike the mask mandate, so two months ago they decided to pull out of our County Health System. So... no organized testing, no statistics, no overall information going out to people.
They finally saw the light a few weeks ago: we have 3 ICU beds left in a population of 240,000. Three. And a case positivity rate of almost 15%. Just got this information today.
I’m not doing any local shops until at LEAST April.
a.) "individual rights" argument - I don't think individual rights can be a defense/applies, as we've discussed before, because your simply breathing at me with COVID could kill me.@Shop-et-al wrote:
I wonder if some people (the ones who have no particular difficulty with masks) who prefer not to wear masks are expressing their displeasure at the denial of rights. In this situation, masking is a form of treatment. People should be free to accept of decline treatment. Forcing them to wear masks is forcing them to accept a treatment they might not choose for themselves. Please do not throw tomatoes; I wear masks.
Thanks for the reminder.@KA047 wrote:
Let's not derail a very good and potentially informative thread and the intention of the OP please, with debating the merits of mask wearing. That was not the purpose of the thread.
I did safety/precaution shops at grocery stores throughout the pandemic. No problem. Perhaps you should make inquires to the "essential workers" to find out how many got the virus.
My spouse works in administration at an airport. The more people travel, the more reports come in with employees testing positive. The airport knows there will be a spike in employee infections in a few weeks based on previous ratios of travel to infections. I know people who are sick right now with Covid.