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11 hours ago, jv1972iu said:

Patrick Ewing has tested positive.

Saw that, and he’s the coach at Georgetown — 

we’re not out of the woods on this yet by any means, kind of surprising people are trying to think otherwise.

I’m for a gradual phase back into more normal life but people should be wearing masks and practicing social distancing, amazes me how stupid people are generally. Going out in groups to dinner again etc no masks. Just stupid. 

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The mile family now has a box of surgical masks some random lady gave to Mrs. mile one day as Mrs. mile was leaving the grocery store. We all have wonderful cloth masks that cover the mouth and nose, that a friend of Mrs mile made for us, after Mrs. mile donated her a ton of cloth that had been stored in the basement for years.

And then this week the Darth Vadar masks arrived :

Respirator NASUM Dust Mask Half Mask 

I made my first away from home trip in months to our local Honda dealer, this week.

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12 hours ago, mrflynn03 said:

Maybe we are or arent being tracked...ok🤔 but some Norwegian company using cell phone location data has been tracking our movements to grade social distancing.  Shout out to Martin county(my county) for grading a B-. I've been a willing participant.

Indiana failing at social distancing

Ps.  Dont like the term social distancing.  Physical distancing sounds better to me. 

Also got tested today, soon to be a coronavirus statistic. Been lethargic and have had a terrible headache and just feel weak but no fever.  Took yesterday and today off.   Work gave me some time off and asked I get tested. 

One last thing, the testing location I went to didnt go in deep and pound your brain like I was afraid of. Just tickled a bit. 

Hopefully things will work out for you and those around you. Be safe!

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Get results tomorrow or monday. Starting to feel a little better. Just wanted to err on the side of caution since testing was available.  Better to know for sure. 

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1 hour ago, milehiiu said:

The Indianapolis and Denver Morton's Steakhouses close permanently due to the pandemic.

Morton's steakhouse closing permanently in Denver and Indianapolis during coronavirus outbreak

I can't speak for the Denver steak scene but downtown Indy has about 10 places I'd for a steak besides Morton's....and that's just downtown. Tough times obviously for many but that place (at least here locally) lost their magic years ago. 

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16 hours ago, mrflynn03 said:

Maybe we are or arent being tracked...ok🤔 but some Norwegian company using cell phone location data has been tracking our movements to grade social distancing.  Shout out to Martin county(my county) for grading a B-. I've been a willing participant.

Indiana failing at social distancing

Ps.  Dont like the term social distancing.  Physical distancing sounds better to me. 

Also got tested today, soon to be a coronavirus statistic. Been lethargic and have had a terrible headache and just feel weak but no fever.  Took yesterday and today off.   Work gave me some time off and asked I get tested. 

One last thing, the testing location I went to didnt go in deep and pound your brain like I was afraid of. Just tickled a bit. 

I see some potential flaws in this study.

First off, there are 4 cell phones in my house.  Me, the wife, and the two teenagers.  Are we getting penalized for not social distancing because we are all in the same location.  Meanwhile, an extended family of 15 living together somewhere in the world with only one cell phone in the group probably appears to be social distancing.  Big potential flaw in this study in my opinion.

Also, I walk the neighborhood for about an hour each night.  Take my cell of course.  Just because I'm walking by a neighbor's house does not mean I'm stopping in for a visit.

 

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1 hour ago, Seeking6 said:

I can't speak for the Denver steak scene but downtown Indy has about 10 places I'd for a steak besides Morton's....and that's just downtown. Tough times obviously for many but that place (at least here locally) lost their magic years ago. 

Can't disagree with you about Morton's.  It's been years since I have been there.  I posted what I did, to show how the pandemic is affecting businesses both big and small.

Always wanted to try St. Elmo's.  Not sure if I will ever be able to, now.

Fortunately my two favorite Denver steakhouses don't look as if they are closing for good :

  Bastiens Restaurant | Home of the Sugar Steak

TheSteakHouse10

 

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Main headline on CNN this morning:

Americans crowd public places as Covid-19 cases surge in several states

 

Story title once you click

Americans are crowding public places and officials fear possibility of spikes in coronavirus cases

 

Those two sentences don't say the same thing, do they?

 

 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, 5fouls said:

Main headline on CNN this morning:

Americans crowd public places as Covid-19 cases surge in several states

 

Story title once you click

Americans are crowding public places and officials fear possibility of spikes in coronavirus cases

 

Those two sentences don't say the same thing, do they?

 

 

 

 

Is this an oxymoron?

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I don't know if people have seen the NYT cover from yesterday, but it was pretty powerful and I'm not ashamed to say it, moved me to tears. They basically scoured local papers across the US (and gave them full credit in print) for obituaries and published the name, age, hometown, and just one single detail about the person from the obituary.

It was 3 full pages of the paper, including the entire front page. I love the guy from Iowa, who was an "expert builder of bonfires." Was also a Smellermaker fan on the front page - Don Whan, 67, Indiana, (no town listed for some reason) sports fan, who loved Purdue University."

Also, Robert L. Crahen, 87, Waunakee, WI, nicknamed 'Boxcar Bob,' for his luck in shaking dice."

I don't read obituaries as a practice, but found this incredibly sobering. All along I've been fixated on the lives behind these horrible numbers and this really hit me hard. Every person had a story, every person had something that set them a part form others. And hopefully every person was loved and missed by someone.

 

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9 minutes ago, Lostin76 said:

So many Twitter bots pushing for reopening and trying to divide the country. Russia wants us on our knees or too keep us too busy arguing with each other.

So you don't think the country should be reopening?

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17 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

So you don't think the country should be reopening?

I did not say that. I was responding to the article @Reacher posted. It shows that many of the Twitter accounts pushing for reopening are simply bots trying to divide us. It's a common Russian strategy online - make us argue with and tear each other down.

I think the country should have a safe, flexible reopening policy that takes geographic locations, population factors, infection factors, and is based on science not emotions or "freedom."

 

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47 minutes ago, Lostin76 said:

I did not say that. I was responding to the article @Reacher posted. It shows that many of the Twitter accounts pushing for reopening are simply bots trying to divide us. It's a common Russian strategy online - make us argue with and tear each other down.

I think the country should have a safe, flexible reopening policy that takes geographic locations, population factors, infection factors, and is based on science not emotions or "freedom."

 

I never said you did, I simply asked a question which you answered...

And as far as agendas that seek to divide us, that's happening on both sides of the opening/not opening debate...

 

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9 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

I never said you did, I simply asked a question which you answered...

And as far as agendas that seek to divide us, that's happening on both sides of the opening/not opening debate...

 

I know why Russian trolls want to divide us, I just have a hard time with US citizens seeking to divide us. I also don't see it as either opening/not opening. Opening is happening. I just would like it to be measured, safe, and in accordance with the local/regional situations.

As someone who works in leadership at a fairly large university School of Medicine, I definitely fall on the side of caution. I can't help it. But I also understand that people want to get back to work and I believe that they should be able to do if they can do so safely. Even here in NYC, we are cautiously reopening things.

I'll also offer two anecdotes from our MDW. Yesterday, we had to go pick up a box of produce in Manhattan. I drove us in, instead of taking the sub. We wore our masks when we got out of the car, of course.

We must have passed within 6 feet of over 350-400 people during our walk and the sidewalks are not very wide in Lower Manhattan. Our of the 350-400, probably 15-20% of them were not wearing any type of mask or bandana. Totally oblivious and I worry about that type of cavalier attitude.

We also live close to Prospect Park and during an early morning run yesterday, noticed that every single trash can was overflowing from parties in the park over the weekend. Have never seen so much trash in the park, even after the 4th of July. Maybe everyone was celebrating AND social distancing? I don't know, I wasn't there. Was drinking on my terrace!

We are wildly optimistic inside as we watch the numbers of deaths and new infections going down here and most other places. But I do worry that people are going to get overconfident and careless, since the news is getting better.

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Billingsley99 said:

Taking another opportunity to honor my HERO. today Ayden received his diploma from his principal,  asst principal and all the 6th grade teachers. They are going to personally deliver them to every student that would have graduated.  For many this might not be a big deal but knowing what Ayden has overcome and to see him now I truly give all the glory to GOD and my amazing wife and all of the sacrifices she has made to make this day a reality 

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Congratulations to your courageous son on his achievement.  Also to your wife and you for your courage and belief.  Your faith is your strength.  😊

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21 hours ago, Lostin76 said:

I know why Russian trolls want to divide us, I just have a hard time with US citizens seeking to divide us. I also don't see it as either opening/not opening. Opening is happening. I just would like it to be measured, safe, and in accordance with the local/regional situations.

As someone who works in leadership at a fairly large university School of Medicine, I definitely fall on the side of caution. I can't help it. But I also understand that people want to get back to work and I believe that they should be able to do if they can do so safely. Even here in NYC, we are cautiously reopening things.

I'll also offer two anecdotes from our MDW. Yesterday, we had to go pick up a box of produce in Manhattan. I drove us in, instead of taking the sub. We wore our masks when we got out of the car, of course.

We must have passed within 6 feet of over 350-400 people during our walk and the sidewalks are not very wide in Lower Manhattan. Our of the 350-400, probably 15-20% of them were not wearing any type of mask or bandana. Totally oblivious and I worry about that type of cavalier attitude.

We also live close to Prospect Park and during an early morning run yesterday, noticed that every single trash can was overflowing from parties in the park over the weekend. Have never seen so much trash in the park, even after the 4th of July. Maybe everyone was celebrating AND social distancing? I don't know, I wasn't there. Was drinking on my terrace!

We are wildly optimistic inside as we watch the numbers of deaths and new infections going down here and most other places. But I do worry that people are going to get overconfident and careless, since the news is getting better.

 

 

People need to understand that nothing has really changed.

We don't have a vaccine, the virus has not gone away. I also am for phasing back to work etc. -- but what is "normal" now? 

People running around without masks are just stupid. It's cavalier, and just plain dumb. I absolutely want us all working and going to school again, this drawn-out situation has been devastating on so many levels. But the returns to work, to schools, etc. must be done safely, and the virus is still here. I don't know why some push back on that. I hope most will get it, and take precautions so that everyone can get on with life.

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