Today, Trump talked about drug interdiction, what that had to do with the coronavirus I don't know, he appeared like a rambling fool on TV.
Joshua D. Rabinowitz and Caroline R. Bartman, New York Times, April 1, 2020: High-Dose Coronavirus Infections Should Worry Us More
The authors make the case that the degree to which a person gets sick is more dependent on the dosage. "As with any other poison, viruses are usually more dangerous in larger amounts. Small initial exposures tend to lead to mild or asymptomatic infections, while larger doses can be lethal...Stepping into an office building that once had someone with the coronavirus in it is not as dangerous as sitting next to that infected person for an hour long train commute."
Thus health care workers with a high exposure rate are more vulnerable to getting really sick if they do not have the proper protective equipment. A group playing bridge for hours at a 3 ft by 3 ft bridge tables yakking to each other have more of a chance of getting really sick. Ditto for choir practice or other events in which high dosages of the virus containing aerosols carry the virus to those around you for hours at practice.
It makes sense to me, but I will still undertake the utmost caution. I am pleased that the "buying frenzy" has largely abated at my local Safeway store. I did my shopping around 10:00 am this morning. Shelves and meat counters were stocked. Milk and eggs and bread were in abundance (but still limited one to household). Very few people. The system seems to be working for now.
I read this article in the Milwaukee newspaper, there at least 8 strains of the coronavirus around the globe, and scientists are tracking them. I wrote at least 8 because I don't believe scientists really know if there are more than that, because imo, there may be some not yet discovered.
"Real-time tracking of pathogen evolution" nextstrain.org/
Jared may be right; however hard times are at the horizon due to the naive way this country is run. The "system" is the cause of that things will go awfully wrong, because no one dares to correct its faults in it.
Sorry people the Constitution is like having an antique millstone around your neck. Either update it, or replace it is the only solution. Make it an "detailed" up to date "living" document; scrap the "case law" system. Design an mandatory "operating manual" for Presidents and other top positions in the government. Revamp the election "system" where only votes counts, without "money" and "tricks" and donations of all kinds.
But yeah as some members said; this never will happen because all the zillion "crooks" here would loose their influence peddling "jobs" and "ripped of" money.
Thus just "muddle on" and await the next disaster and keep electing "mafia" types. Jesus, will be proud of this country and certainly will donate 100 trillion dollars via his bank account on Mars! Thus keep praying for that.
Yes, very hard times are on the horizon. How we handle them will determine the trajectory of our country for years to come. I have no doubt about that.
I share many of your concerns about the Constitution and religious right, but the best Constitution in the world and a truly secular state wouldn't prevent pandemics from happening. Pandemics have happened throughout the millennia and will happen for millennia to come.
How we handle pandemics is the only thing we can control. When it comes to that, I actually have some hope. Science, not Jesus, will put this virus in its place.
How many people die before that is really up to each of us. Extreme social distancing is pretty much the only thing we can do for the time being. As Tom Hanks said, "Sheltering in place works like this: You don't give it to anyone — You don't get it from anyone. Common sense, no?"
Hey, the pillowman is blaming the media for them calling him out about abusing Trump's bully pulpit to advance his religious prerogative. BTW, the local cops had to shut down snobby lobby in my town because they're not essential. I'm waiting for the corporate bible thumpers to come out of the woodwork. kenoshanews.com/news/hobby-lobby-store-...l
Chet Ruminski Wrote:
Dockadams Wrote: Yes. Said Trumps threat to pull FCC license for criticism was a fascist threat.
Chet Ruminski Wrote: First step. My wife’s twitter account just got suspended for 11 hours. I’ve been saying for years “He is dangerous”. Next Marshall Law and suspend elections . Why? did she write something anti-Trump?
They bumped her for that? Trump has written worse than that, and he didn't get the axe.
If the numbers continue to rise, more and more people are going to realize that Trump screwed up.
Do you think? His approval rate lately is the highest it's ever been, but who believes polls?
Chet Ruminski Wrote: First step. My wife’s twitter account just got suspended for 11 hours. I’ve been saying for years “He is dangerous”. Next Marshall Law and suspend elections .
Why? did she write something anti-Trump?
We dropped off our absentee ballots the other day. I am worried that not enough people will participate when November rolls around and that the mob boss will easily win.
Taking a risk of contracting the virus, we went to 2 stores yesterday looking for TP, neither had any. We bought 3 rolls of paper towels in case we run out before stock is replenished at stores, we have 4 rolls of TP left in the bathroom. I know, you guys are probably thinking, thanks for sharing.
We were able to buy milk and day old bakery buns, there weren't any chicken eggs, no loaves of bread, shelves of other essential items were nearly picked clean, and Wisconsinites seemed oblivious to the ordered social distancing, people walked by and lingered near us almost all of the time we were in the store-pisses me off. We wore masks my wife purchased a long time ago and rubber-like gloves. I couldn't wait to get out of the stores. I wonder why people aren't taking this social distancing thing seriously. Don't they know that this virus is easily transmittable and it can kill? sheesh!
My local grocer has been out of TP and paper towels for at least a week, or more. Can you use a gun or bullets to wipe your hiney with? Charlton Heston says, you'll get my TP from my cold dead hands.