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darkoz
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August 28th, 2020 at 6:18:09 PM permalink
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We managed to get past the Spanish Flu, the Honk Kong Flu and we will get past the Wuhan Flu. By this time next year the masks will be virtually non existent.



Don't forget we also got past the Chimney Flu
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redietz
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August 28th, 2020 at 7:24:26 PM permalink
I've gotta do a write-up on the obvious that never gets stated. Americans are really, really fat. That's not a political statement; it's a biological statement. So you have the arguably fattest (outside of Samoa) population with the lowest mask-wearing percentage. That's not a coincidence.

The fat folks struggle to haul the extra 30-40 pounds around. They're always out of breath. Masks make it worse. Just acknowledge, "Hey, I'm American. I'm too fat to have my air restricted."
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billryan
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August 28th, 2020 at 7:47:37 PM permalink
Quote: redietz

I've gotta do a write-up on the obvious that never gets stated. Americans are really, really fat. That's not a political statement; it's a biological statement. So you have the arguably fattest (outside of Samoa) population with the lowest mask-wearing percentage. That's not a coincidence.

The fat folks struggle to haul the extra 30-40 pounds around. They're always out of breath. Masks make it worse. Just acknowledge, "Hey, I'm American. I'm too fat to have my air restricted."



They ain't fat. They are big-boned.
ChumpChange
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August 28th, 2020 at 8:03:42 PM permalink
I'd better buy a couple dozen 3XL underwear before the next lockdown.
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August 29th, 2020 at 7:36:07 AM permalink
Quote: Keyser

We managed to get past the Spanish Flu, the Honk Kong Flu and we will get past the Wuhan Flu. By this time next year the masks will be virtually non existent.

Im willing take that bet.
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billryan
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August 29th, 2020 at 9:32:34 AM permalink
I think a lot of people will continue to wear masks for the immediate future and I hope it becomes common for people with flu and colds to wear them. Twenty years ago, in NYC, you would occasionally see an Asian wearing a mask. It became more and more common to the point where even some non-Asians started wearing them. When you think about it, it's common courtesy.
rxwine
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August 29th, 2020 at 11:08:05 AM permalink
While I will take the necessary precautions as long as needed, I sympathize with everyone who is sick and tired of this whole thing. I certainly am.

I still occasionally imagine going back in time to beat the crap out of the first hog or bat or man eating bat or hog.

Dude, Or pig, you ruined a lot of nice days.

sigh
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LuckyPhow
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September 4th, 2020 at 9:50:50 AM permalink
Quote: Keyser

By this time next year the masks will be virtually non existent.



States that are serious about flattening their C-virus data "curves" increasingly monitor who arrives by plane, as this article explains: Nevada Target of Travel Restrictions From 17 States and D.C. Because Nevada welcomes visitors from everywhere, including states with out-of-control C-virus infections, Nevada will be the last state removed from the "restricted" list.

Based on data in this article, it doesn't sound like Nevada is totally serious about fighting C-virus. Until Nevada's C-virus data demonstrate Nevada has reasonable control of its C-virus problem(s), (currently) one third of the states place "restrictions" (self-quarantine, etc.) on travelers arriving from Nevada. That includes their citizens returning from a Nevada vacation. Basically, Nevada is a C-virus petri dish, and other states -- those more in control of pandemic effects -- all know it.

By this time next year, I expect masks will continue to be "expected" whenever one travels. All because some states -- perhaps including Nevada -- cannot get control of the C-virus. And, absent a C-virus cure, by this time next year America will probably be in a serious recession, in addition to the pandemic. I wouldn't bet on a quick recovery.
Gabes22
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September 4th, 2020 at 5:38:23 PM permalink
I don't know how it is in other states, but the IL restriction on Nevada isn't statewide, it's Chicago only. Chicago's threshold to get off of the quarantine list is less than 15 new cases per day per 100,000 residents over a 7 day average for two weeks. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has admitted publicly that these restrictions are unenforceable unless you post info on social media. i.e. she is not putting cops at Midway and O'Hare to forcibly quarantine people coming from these states. Some states, like Iowa have come off the list only to go back on. Furthermore, if she were to enforce it, technically as of this posting Illinois would have to be on that list of quarantine states. This list has a host of exceptions. It only applies to Chicago residents. If you live in the burbs and work in the city you are free to do so. If you work an essential job you are free to work it even if you live in the city.
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Minty
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September 4th, 2020 at 11:04:58 PM permalink
Latest numbers I heard were that if mask usage remains how it presently is we'll see roughly 410 thousand dead by January. That seems like a pretty rapid increase, but then again it's only been sixish months for us to get where we are now.
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