darkoz
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June 16th, 2020 at 5:36:02 PM permalink
A Month Python skit revised.

Medieval King sets up guard at door:

King: Okay, now don't let anyone in who has an infectious disease worse than the Flu.

Guard:. Got it, don't let anyone in who has the Flu!

King: No, that's wrong. Do not let anyone in who has a disease that people can catch that is worse than the Flu.

Guard:. Oh, oh, oh, I see. Do not let anyone in who has a disease.

King: And it's worse than the Flu.

Guard: Yes, worse than the Flu.

Satisfied, the king begins to walk away but is hailed by the guard.

Guard: Sire what about if a person is having a heart attack?

King:(looking confused). If he has a heart attack you can let him.

Guard: Okay, I was just asking because you said no one allowed with any disease and heart disease was on my mind.

King:. No, no, just no one with an infectious disease and it has to be worse than the Flu. Do you have it now?

Guard: Uh, yes no one unless they have a heart attack that is worse than the Flu.

King: How about we do this, just don't let anyone in who has an illness. Is that clear enough?

Guard:. Got it. No one in who is sick!

King moves to leave.

Guard:. Uhhh, wait a minute sire, wait a minute.

King turns back angry.

King: YES?

Guard: What to do if they were not wearing any seatbelts?
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June 16th, 2020 at 8:36:51 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Bill and I are confused why the idea of a contagion is confused with wearing seatbelts


Itís about risk. If you are under 65 you are at greater risk of dying from a car accident than dying from Coronavirus. So again, if we are going to shut down a bulk of the economy for what is a very small risk, why not shut down the highway system that poses an equal or greater risk to life?

Worrying about Covid, and taking every precaution to mitigate that risk, and then turning around and not wearing a seatbelt shows a complete failure of risk assessment. It would be like exercising and eating kale with a pack a day cigarette habit.
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June 16th, 2020 at 8:50:53 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Itís about risk. If you are under 65 you are at greater risk of dying from a car accident than dying from Coronavirus. So again, if we are going to shut down a bulk of the economy for what is a very small risk, why not shut down the highway system that poses an equal or greater risk to life?

Worrying about Covid, and taking every precaution to mitigate that risk, and then turning around and not wearing a seatbelt shows a complete failure of risk assessment. It would be like exercising and eating kale with a pack a day cigarette habit.



No it's not about risk aversion.

It's about not spreading a contagion which will affect others.

It's so that people under 65 don't kill off people over 65.
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June 16th, 2020 at 9:00:48 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Itís about risk. If you are under 65 you are at greater risk of dying from a car accident than dying from Coronavirus. So again, if we are going to shut down a bulk of the economy for what is a very small risk, why not shut down the highway system that poses an equal or greater risk to life?

Worrying about Covid, and taking every precaution to mitigate that risk, and then turning around and not wearing a seatbelt shows a complete failure of risk assessment. It would be like exercising and eating kale with a pack a day cigarette habit.




And if you are over 65, or maybe have friends and loved ones who are?
I'd like to think if automobiles suddenly killed 120,000 people in three months, we would do something about it.
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June 16th, 2020 at 11:50:41 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Itís about risk. If you are under 65 you are at greater risk of dying from a car accident than dying from Coronavirus. So again, if we are going to shut down a bulk of the economy for what is a very small risk, why not shut down the highway system that poses an equal or greater risk to life?

Worrying about Covid, and taking every precaution to mitigate that risk, and then turning around and not wearing a seatbelt shows a complete failure of risk assessment. It would be like exercising and eating kale with a pack a day cigarette habit.

I don't think you can compare a zero benefit virus(unless you think thinning out the population is a good thing) to driving driving. Driving has a tremendous benefit. Other than a long staycation, I haven't seen much benefit come from the virus.

I guess the virus benefited some people and they made more money because of the virus than they did prior.
I know somebody who has benefited from this virus financially of over $20,000 thus far.
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June 17th, 2020 at 4:37:11 AM permalink
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I do not think any casinos in IL are 24 hours. The time they are closed however is minimal and IMO stupid. For instance, Rivers in Des Plaines is open 9am to 7 am. Then again in IL casinos have to track the people that enter each day for tax purposes, which is why if you leave and plan on re-entry that day you need to get stamped



Sometimes there are back room procedures that require this kind of thing.
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June 17th, 2020 at 4:58:49 AM permalink
I could be wrong but I don't think IL casinos are allowed to be open 24 hours by State Law
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June 17th, 2020 at 5:38:58 AM permalink
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I could be wrong but I don't think IL casinos are allowed to be open 24 hours by State Law

Not a resident, but as a frequent visitor to the state of Illinois, I concur. Of the 50 CET properties nationwide, the only two that aren't open 24 hrs are Harrah's Joliet and Harrah's Metropolis -- their only properties in IL.
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June 17th, 2020 at 6:44:18 AM permalink
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I'd like to think if automobiles suddenly killed 120,000 people in three months, we would do something about it.



Sadly, auto deaths are much higher than that. It is estimated that over one million people die every year in auto accidents.

https://policyadvice.net/car-insurance/insights/how-many-people-die-in-car-accidents/
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June 17th, 2020 at 7:34:38 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Sadly, auto deaths are much higher than that. It is estimated that over one million people die every year in auto accidents.

https://policyadvice.net/car-insurance/insights/how-many-people-die-in-car-accidents/





Bunch of third world country's deaths pad that total. In the USofA, and gawd knows that's is all that matters, about 10,000 people would have normally died in accidents in those three months. With the nation in so-called lockdown, those numbers tumbled substantially.

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