Depending on locale, there are many place that don't require masks.@sparklesthekitty wrote:
I'm really curious where you see these anti-maskers when every single place I've gone into has mandated masks.
Premature reopeners? Last time I checked the news, business owners were getting massively fined and jailed for defying state orders. A huge percentage of small businesses are forever gone, and that's without any early reopenings.
It's dangerous to educate people? Not sure what that might mean, Shopetal, but I'd disagree.@Shop-et-al wrote:
- It is both good and dangerous to educate people.
There's probably some gamesmanship going on in those situations. EVERYONE who comes near Trump is tested for COVID. It's highly unlikely they have it, so he knows this. They know this.@sparklesthekitty wrote:
Or do senseless acts, like take off their masks to ask questions, then put them back on. Really?!
A lot of that has to do with PPP not being sufficient (a tiny percentage of applicants got the grants/loans) and also its implementation (which favored banks' wealthier clients). Much more needed to be given to small biz, as large corporations got lion's share of CARES bailout money.@sparklesthekitty wrote:
I've seen small businesses pretty much wiped out where I'm at though. And that's very sad.
Yeah, I jumped the gun on that one, Shopetal. Sorry.@Shop-et-al wrote:
You disagreed before an explanation was provided. So the second supporting statement is that just now- during the covid-19 pandemic-- people in educational settings are becoming ill. Some teachers have died from covid-19, according to various news reports. If this is true, it is hazardous to health and life itself (dangerous!) to be an educator, While many excellent reasons exist for the concept of education and for fine educational outcomes, it is dangerous to be an educator who is exposed to covid-19 at work and who might be seriously ill or die from that disease directly or indirectly (if other conditions co-exist).
This is overly aggressive (and be would offensive/rude if directed at me). As a relatively new poster on this forum and on this thread, this way of speaking (to a longtime forum veteran) comes across as overly personalized, aggressive, and possibly even Trollish, sparklesthekitty.@sparklesthekitty wrote:
You have got to be delusional if you're okay with Biden's massive speech blunders.
Not according to my cardiologist, and I trust her a hell of a lot more than my idiot governor.@bgriffin wrote:
Covid for them is worse than wearing a mask.
Highest risk group = those with BMI>40. If you're morbidly obese, STAY HOME. If you're morbidly obese, you probably have a lot of other problems that are going to kill you anyway.@sparklesthekitty wrote:
I'd like to add that a large portion, if not the majority, of our population is far sicker on average than those abroad. Hence, comorbities.
It's distancing that is the key; not some piece of underwear that traps your own coughs and sneezes.
^^ This ^^. Everyone has the right to protest what they see as injustice. No one has the right to Burn, Loot, or Murder. In my area last weekend, most of the people who were violent were not black and did not seem to be protesting anything in particular -- they were simply shouting, vandalizing, stalking, and intimidating. None of those are effective. I'm convinced that if there was another rallying cry for protest, they'd be itching for the same fight. It's not about ideology -- it's about being a thug.@Shop-et-al wrote:
A "panic" is an apt way to describe the riots. While many people just want to protest that some black persons have been treated in ways that they personally do not approve of, others are engaging in ongoing warfare for other purposes.