darkoz
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November 15th, 2020 at 11:02:00 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

There are countries on this planet that have eliminated the virus because it's not political.
In Taiwan, being so close to Wuhan and visited by millions of tourists from the mainland. The entire country went on red alert with their 1st case on Jan 21.
The people and the govt were United in eliminating the enemy of the country, Covid.
No politics. Just science, technology, masks, social distancing, tracking.
They eliminated it. No new cases in over 200 days. 7 deaths.
Everything is open. Concerts packed. Life normal.
Taiwans economy grew this year



That's not freedom to certain people, lol
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mcallister3200
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November 15th, 2020 at 12:03:39 PM permalink
If I played a drinking game for every time terapined felt it necessary to mention Taiwan I’d be dead of alcohol poisoning long before I was even exposed to the virus even by chumpchange simulations.
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November 15th, 2020 at 12:14:10 PM permalink
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Anytime he has suggested federal intervention when, oh, I don’t know...a city like Portland is having 260 straight days of rioting protests and the police can’t contain federal building destruction, he’s told to stay the F out.

The Governors are running the same way in a lot of states in battling covid. Even if there was a national mandate of some kind....I can guarantee many states either would not acknowledge it or make up their own.

Say the words “fed” in any big city...and there’s a good chance you’ll be ignored. Or told to get out.

The federal government has shown it has very little control as of late. Each state has been on their own.



This is correct but it’s also just the makeup of the citizens like Darkoz was saying, regardless of what policy the government sets the citizens are more or less going to do what they’re going to do. I don’t know how many businesses down south I’ve seen with signs that say mask required to enter all over the place inside and outside and compliance is not better than 2/3rds.
TDVegas
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November 15th, 2020 at 12:44:56 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

This is correct but it’s also just the makeup of the citizens like Darkoz was saying, regardless of what policy the government sets the citizens are more or less going to do what they’re going to do. I don’t know how many businesses down south I’ve seen with signs that say mask required to enter all over the place inside and outside and compliance is not better than 2/3rds.


States rights has been raging since Adams and Jefferson. Since the Civil war. Since Jim Crow. Since segregation was outlawed.

We are unique from every other country. We effectively have 50 countries and none of the leaders of those states (OR CITIES) wants to be told, dictated or overruled.

I’m not surprised we have a piece meal approach. The country is piecemeal. Expecting some “light bulb” to go off that says “listen and obey” to the guys in DC...is at best wishful thinking.
TDVegas
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November 15th, 2020 at 12:59:29 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

If I played a drinking game for every time terapined felt it necessary to mention Taiwan I’d be dead of alcohol poisoning long before I was even exposed to the virus even by chumpchange simulations.


It’s a very slippery slope suggesting what worked elsewhere will work here. There are so many factors...geographically, politically, culturally, family, freedom, etc, etc.

Taiwan is a tiny island....not even half as big as Maine.
ChumpChange
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November 15th, 2020 at 4:32:20 PM permalink
California: Pechanga cancels New Year’s Eve and early 2021 events due to coronavirus
Alex Groves, Press-Enterprise · October 27, 2020 at 9:40 pm

Ringing in the New Year will be a much quieter affair at Pechanga Resort Casino this year.

The Temecula area resort announced in a news release Tuesday, Oct. 27, that it is cancelling New Year’s Eve events as well as concerts scheduled for the first three months of 2021 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Pechanga has typically held a variety of New Year’s events and concerts throughout its property each year that attract thousands of patrons, including dance clubs, country concerts and a dueling piano show.

The decision by Pechanga officials to postpone entertainment until later in 2021 follows similar decisions earlier in the year to cancel entertainment for the remainder of 2020.
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November 15th, 2020 at 4:33:35 PM permalink
Toronto casino forced to remain shut as infections rise
Phil, G3 Newswire · November 15, 2020 at 6:21 pm

Casinos in the Canadian city of Toronto have been forced to close as it moves into the red level of Ontario’s colour-coded COVID-19 shutdown system.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa said meeting and event spaces, casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments would all have to close along with indoor dining.

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation said: “Casino Woodbine will no longer reopen on November 14, 2020 as a result of the City of Toronto’s announcement on November 10 that certain businesses, including casinos, will be required to remain closed as part of the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the City. It was previously announced by the company on November 4, 2020 that Casino Woodbine would be reopening on November 14, after it suspended operations for the second time on October 9, 2020.”
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November 15th, 2020 at 4:35:33 PM permalink
Safety measures taken at Live! Casino Pittsburgh prior to opening
Megan Tomasic, Trib LIve · November 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb in Westmoreland County, Live! Casino Pittsburgh officials are taking extra precautions as their opening date nears.

Hand sanitizer, signs promoting social distancing and plexiglass dividers placed around table games and slot machines dominate the casino floor, located in the former Bon-Ton department store at Westmoreland Mall. The $150 million facility in Hempfield, owned by The Cordish Companies in Maryland, features restaurant and entertainment spaces. It is set to open Nov. 24.

“We don’t want anybody getting anything, even a cold,” said General Manager Sean Sullivan. “We’re going overboard to make sure you’re in a safe spot.”
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November 15th, 2020 at 4:55:46 PM permalink
Germany has fewer COVID-19 cases than a few US states that have over or nearly a million cases each.

German official warns of months of severe COVID-19 restrictions
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German official warns of months of severe COVID-19 restrictions


Germany’s economy minister said the nation should be prepared for a months-long lockdown period to address surging coronavirus caseloads.

“We’re not out of the woods yet”, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told weekly Bild am Sonntag, according to Reuters. “We cannot afford a yo-yo shutdown with the economy constantly opening and closing.”

“If we don’t want days with 50,000 new infections, as was the case in France a few weeks ago, we must see through this and not constantly speculate about which measures can be relaxed again,” he told the publication. “All countries that lifted their restrictions too early have so far paid a high price in terms of human lives lost.”

Germany is one of several European nations that has reimposed restrictions during the second wave of the virus. While it has re-closed businesses like cafes and restaurants, it has not closed schools or retailers.

The World Medical Association chair, meanwhile, has warned German hospitals are in danger of being overwhelmed, according to Reuters.

“My forecast is that we will have to talk about further restrictions rather than any easing,” Frank Ulrich Montgomery told Augsburger Allgemeine, a German daily.

Chancellor Angela Merkel also warned last week that the second wave of the virus would likely be “more severe” than the initial outbreak.

"As it was the case with the Spanish flu, we now also have to expect that the second wave will be more severe," she told economic advisers on Wednesday.

Germany recorded 261 deaths, the highest daily number since April, last week. Overall new infections fell slightly, but Health Minister Jens Spahn warned that “we still cannot talk of a trend reversal” despite “signs of change.”

“This is encouraging but it is not enough,” he told German broadcaster RTL last week.

Germany’s totals are just under 800,000 infections and 12,511 deaths as of Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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November 15th, 2020 at 6:44:08 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake closing for at least a month
Clint Berge, WQOW · November 10, 2020 at 7:10 am


Those looking to get their gambling fix will not be able to do so in Turtle Lake for the foreseeable future.

On Monday, St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake announced it would be closing on November 10 at 2 a.m. and remain closed for what they hope will be 30 days.

“The St. Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin have decided that this temporary closure is necessary for the safety and well-being of our guests, team members and our communities to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” the tribe said in a Facebook statement.



This makes me sad as it was the first casino I ever gambled in. July of 1997 at the ripe old age of 18
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