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56,429 hits 2.5 (4 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 6 mos ago by snowbdr88

How do you feel America is handling the COVID-19 outbreak?


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5 months ago - Thursday 4/16/20 - 2:48:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Its so over the top. I can't wait till this is over and flu season comes around. I wannabe the girl in walmart that starts yelling and freaking out being like "OMFG I'M GONNA DIE. THIS IS WORSE THAN COVID!!!! Disinfects, STOCK Up NOW!! They might be gone tomorrow... If you start coughing and sneezing go to the hospital!! You might not see tomorrow...!" I'm that teen!
5 months ago - Sunday 4/19/20 - 7:12:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
i mean people should do better if this virus is as deadly as the experts claim. instead people are being dumb and protesting the government a few cities over from me and acting like everything is cool.
5 months ago - Friday 4/24/20 - 9:50:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm somewhere in the middle. I worry about it. I worry about catching it, the people I'm close to catching it, or anyone catching it for that matter. I check the figures everyday. Everyday I before I get my temperature taken at work, I feel tremendous anxiety.

On the other hand, I'm cynical. I'm totally willing to follow all social distancing measures but part of me does wonder if some of them are about control and less about public health. I don't think many officials have their heart in the right place and that pisses me off.

I work in a highly public setting. I am exposed to literally thousands of people every single day and I'm disgusted by how people cherry pick which measures they're going to take seriously. Do you really need to bring your family of 10 to go shopping and congest the aisle, making social distancing impossible? But I guess you're all wearing masks...
5 months ago - Friday 4/24/20 - 10:00:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
With no gloves, so that's okay.

People are hoarding cosmetic items. I don't see how your fake nails are an essential item and I wouldn't really care, but other businesses are being shut down for being "nonessential" and people are only going to crowded Walmarts for nonessential items.

I learned yesterday that as an employee, I need to wear a mask and gloves to work (I understand) but my Walmart only puts signs all over the store to wear a mask, practice social distancing, etc but they do nothing to enforce it. If you aren't wearing any protective gear, they won't turn down a customer. They can put red tape on the floor but it doesn't matter - people don't follow it. People still congest aisle traffic all the time. People still hoard and my store does nothing to limit it.

People are so selective about which orders to follow and I'm disgusted by it.
5 months ago - Saturday 4/25/20 - 7:23:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 4/24/20 - 9:50:13 PM _Ghoul_ wrote:
Do you really need to bring your family of 10 to go shopping and congest the aisle, making social distancing impossible?

The store I shop at in England doesn't allow multiple people in together, you have to be alone. But we're not required to wear protective gear and very few do.
5 months ago - Saturday 4/25/20 - 7:42:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Protective gear is annoying but I totally get why I have to wear it so I don't mind it as much. It's the people who only want to look like they're making an effort when they're really just being a nuisance who bother me and I'm fed up with my job not stepping up to these assholes. People should NOT be allowed to hoard all of our hand sanitizer or toilet paper and they shouldn't be treating my workplace as a setting for social gatherings. I know most people complain that there are protests outside of buildings, but honestly, those look no different than my workday on a Tuesday afternoon. People only seem to want to look like they care but their actions read that they really don't take it seriously and this is like a nice indefinite vacation for them.

Working with the public has me really jaded. I feel like a lot of people don't care at all but wanna look like they do for attention.
4 months ago - Sunday 5/3/20 - 2:25:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
My state is one of the ones that reopened prematurely. Time will tell. But I think it is a mistake. I hope I am wrong.
4 months ago - Sunday 5/3/20 - 5:00:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
NY state is not doing a very good job at all. We've got the highest number of cases and the county I live in is the worst! People feel our governor is deliberately killing off the senior citizens. Hopefully though, even if NY state still hasn't fully reopened by August, New England will and I'll still be able to take my vacation.
3 months ago - Monday 6/22/20 - 10:35:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Severely and purposefully underreacting.

3 months ago - Monday 6/22/20 - 11:41:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
^I see what she means and that's not wrong but reading terms like "designed" and "intelligent" in regard to this virus makes me cringe.
3 months ago - Monday 6/22/20 - 12:31:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
I had that reaction too. Maybe it's technical medical jargon, but to a layperson, it makes it sound like it's thinking and plotting. The ocean doesn't mean to pull you in and drown you, it just does, efficiently and mercilessly. Maybe a virus has more instinct than water, but I don't think it knows what it's doing.
3 months ago - Monday 6/22/20 - 1:48:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mutations are supposed to make the virus less deadly actually because the virus dies if it’s host dies.
3 months ago - Monday 6/22/20 - 3:45:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/22/20 - 11:41:05 AM Matthias wrote:
^I see what she means and that's not wrong but reading terms like "designed" and "intelligent" in regard to this virus makes me cringe.


The language makes me suspect that this post might be one of those 'can't believe everything one sees on the internets', and this person is trying to push an agenda.
3 months ago - Monday 6/22/20 - 5:25:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Viruses only know that they want to live and replicate. They care nothing about the host's well being or demise. Sort of like U.S. republicans
3 months ago - Monday 6/22/20 - 11:28:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/22/20 - 5:25:00 PM postallbear wrote:
Viruses only know that they want to live and replicate. They care nothing about the host's well being or demise. Sort of like U.S. republicans


False.
3 months ago - Tuesday 6/23/20 - 1:35:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Apparently the phenomenon is known as Mullers ratchet.
3 months ago - Tuesday 6/23/20 - 4:15:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/22/20 - 5:25:00 PM postallbear wrote:
Viruses only know that they want to live and replicate. They care nothing about the host's well being or demise. Sort of like U.S. republicans

My objection with that post above was basically with the wording, which is why I'd also object to your post: viruses don not "think", hence they do not "want" anything, infact it's even debatable if the actually "live" (one reason for that being that they don't even replicate themselves). It's trua that they don't care about the host though as that would need the ability to feel in the first place.
On Tuesday 6/23/20 - 1:35:50 AM amaqdrinker wrote:
Apparently the phenomenon is known as Mullers ratchet.

I think you're misinterpreting Muller's ratchet.
3 months ago - Tuesday 6/23/20 - 1:01:58 PM EST (GMT-5)

That’s what an article said.
3 months ago - Tuesday 6/23/20 - 1:31:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/22/20 - 11:41:05 AM Matthias wrote:
^I see what she means and that's not wrong but reading terms like "designed" and "intelligent" in regard to this virus makes me cringe.
On Monday 6/22/20 - 3:45:00 PM CowDung wrote:
The language makes me suspect that this post might be one of those 'can't believe everything one sees on the internets', and this person is trying to push an agenda.


Of course that's what you think.
3 months ago - Tuesday 6/23/20 - 1:35:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/22/20 - 11:41:05 AM Matthias wrote:
^I see what she means and that's not wrong but reading terms like "designed" and "intelligent" in regard to this virus makes me cringe.


I agree that the wording is a bit problematic; it's a virus and it's doing what viruses do. They are (naturally) designed to damage, and (naturally) intelligent enough to mutate when it's being treated. Most people nowadays aren't going to read that and think "natural virus" which is unfortunate.
3 months ago - Tuesday 6/23/20 - 3:23:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 6/23/20 - 1:01:58 PM amaqdrinker wrote:
That’s what an article said.

I'd be interested to learn how the author of that article got Muller's ratchet into this. Muller's idea was basically dealing with how a population is bound to perish if there's no or not enough recombination. Viruses usually are pretty good at recombination, infact that's what makes a lot of them so dangerous. Also - as far as I always understood the concept - Muller didn't really say anything about good ot bad effects of the ratchet effect on second parties (like hosts).
3 months ago - Tuesday 6/23/20 - 3:43:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
I guess i should have put words like know, feel, etc in quotation marks in my past post.
Since others were talking of it like an intelligent being
3 months ago - Tuesday 6/23/20 - 3:55:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/22/20 - 11:41:05 AM Matthias wrote:
^I see what she means and that's not wrong but reading terms like "designed" and "intelligent" in regard to this virus makes me cringe.
On Tuesday 6/23/20 - 1:35:15 PM niccole wrote:
I agree that the wording is a bit problematic; it's a virus and it's doing what viruses do. They are (naturally) designed to damage, and (naturally) intelligent enough to mutate when it's being treated. Most people nowadays aren't going to read that and think "natural virus" which is unfortunate.


I believe it is a 'natural' virus as there is no indication that the virus was created in a lab...
3 months ago - Thursday 6/25/20 - 6:55:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
COVID is appears to be no more deadly than the flu.
3 months ago - Thursday 6/25/20 - 7:01:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dumbass. 120,000 people have died from covid since February. It's estimated 30 to 60 thousand people died from the flu this year. So at least twice as deadly.

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