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Witch! Enjoying your special month I hope ... Anyway -Interesting & certainly relevant question - it affects us All.Is Lockdown Working?1st off, folks can get informed on the spread of covid by searching: Covid WorldwideOrCovid *insert ANY country/locale*Then scroll down to the graph timeline.Sharing Informed Opinions is a Good Thing, no? It appears to Have worked - in the past sense - in that it Slowed the spread of covid early on (World graph line).It rose Sharply from about mid-March - Lockdown measures were put in place & by about mid-April the rate leveled off - Maybe began decking - UNTIL early June.Why?George Floyd was killed May 25.Large numbers of people massed together during the ensuing demonstrations - Many (Most?) utterly disregarded Any disease control practices -The 1st 5 seconds of the report posted June 1 says it all - Footage confirms it ...https://youtu.be/8BYqMc5Tyrg That was covid's breakout moment - The opening of the covid Pandora's Box - Letting the Genie outta the bottle & he's Not going back in.Slowing the initial spread accomplished some good - It bought Time & Saved Lives while medical folks developed more effective treatment protocols & facilities geared up to deal with the disease at hand.Since the "George Floyd Breakout", new case rates again leveled off about mid-July & that's likely to be the New Case Rate for the foreseeable future - Lockdown or Not.That's based on the Worldwide graph timeline - That of specific countries/locales.Not intending to hijack a Good Blog down a political rabbit hole -But the Prez Election Year claim that Trump grossly mishandled the situation in the U.S. is NOT borne out by the graph timeline of the U.S. - The Daily New Case Rate was Noticeably, if not precipitously, dropping 'til the George Floyd Breakout.The benefit of slowing the initial spread of covid -Treatment Protocols Have improved.While the New Case Rate has Tripled since the George Floyd Breakout - The Mortality Rate Worldwide & in Most countries/locales has not merely dropped - IT'S PLUNGED! & Kudos to Medical Personnel Heroes on the clinical/hospital front & those doing the research that's improved (and hopefully Continue to improve) Covid Treatment ... And to The Witch for a Good Blog ...
Link found searching Covid Worldwide.Not sure it'll Work cuz it breaks apart at the "?". WHY? Beats Hell outta Me ... Anyway -Ain't no big whoop - How difficult is searching: Covid Worldwide ? DUHH!https://www.google.com/search?bih=280&biw=672&hl=en&sxsrf=ALeKk020_NJPjDdCWN2jwkQnEwsXQy5i6A%3A1602422964182&ei=tAiDX9POCpaltQaGxonwCA&q=covid+worldwide&oq=covid+wor&gs_lcp=ChNtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1zZXJwEAEYADIHCCMQyQMQJzIFCAAQsQMyAggAMgIIADIICAAQsQMQgwEyAggAMgIIADICCAA6BAgjECc6BwgjEOoCECc6CwguELEDEIMBEJECOgsIABCxAxCDARCRAjoICC4QsQMQgwE6BAgAEEM6BAguEEM6CggAELEDEBQQhwI6BQgAEJECOgcIABCxAxBDOggIABCxAxDJAzoFCAAQkgNQ77MuWM3eL2C56S9oAXAAeAKAAdoEiAHZSpIBDTAuMTkuMTkuMy4wLjKYAQCgAQGwAQ_AAQE&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-serpI didn't include in my comment - The damned thing would've used up too many characters.
DAYUM!! The Link WORKS!! ...
Spain, France, Germany are all reporting heavy increase in infections and hospitalisation, no Goerge death riots caused that increase, so I think it just means that less care was taken by the greater population, plus the dickheads who refuse to wear a mask, probably spreading the virus when they collect their ss cheques."Wearing a face covering lowers the risk of spreading Covid-19 to others through speaking and coughing, new research suggests. Speaking and coughing without face protection exposes people nearby to droplets carrying the virus that could otherwise be stopped by wearing a mask, according to the study. Researchers found someone standing two metres from a coughing person with no mask is exposed to 10,000 times more droplets than someone half a metre from someone coughing and wearing a covering. Lead researcher Dr Ignazio Maria Viola, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, said: ‘We knew face masks of various materials are effective to a different extent in filtering small droplets."Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/08/18/wearing-mask-helps-stop-covid-19-spreading-study-confirms-13142205/?ito=cbshareBut you will always get arseholes who think they know better and refuse to wear a mask as they only think about themselves.
No, lock downs do not work. We've seen numbers soar early on, and the economy drop off as soon as the lock downs started. People have committed suicide with the withdrawn from society because of the forced lock downs as depression sky rocketed in people. That's not living!
"That's not living" Neither is dying from a preventable virus, staying home, wearing a mask, washing hands will help remove the virus from circulation, but those that think they know better than the experts will cause this pandemic to carry over to next year.The selfish stupidity of the few will destroy the lives of the many!
German neurologist Dr. Brisson. MOST IMPORTANT INFO ON MASKS AND NEURONS!!! (English translation)https://videos.utahgunexchange.com/watch/german-neurologist-dr-brisson-most-important-info-on-masks-and-neurons-english-translation_ZzDafjdrJtf7GVV.html
Riz, Sweden didn't lock down, and had much more success in controlling Covid-19. Stay scared all you want, but don't expect others to.
“Man-made antibodies like those Mr. Trump received may soon be rolled out for broader public use. Such treatments may be a bridge to a vaccine.”It's just a big of Russian Roulette.Herd immunity is what's on the table.
Round, Round We Gohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXhGceevCFghttps://youtu.be/WXhGceevCFg
Trump never had COVID-19 he lied.
^^^^Trump said:A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!! 11 min ago
^^^ Where's your facts? Or is it just an opinion?
My post is meant for Riz...
Riz, Sweden didn't lock down, and had much more success in controlling Covid-19. Stay scared all you want, but don't expect others to.I’m not as selfish as you, I think the both of wearing a mask is a small price to pay to ensure others are safe, it called “being a responsible adult” nothing to do with being scared, anyone can make fun of me wearing a mask, but they are the cause of discomfort for the rest of us.Only a selfish arsehole would think wearing a mask was “ beneath” them.
Mask wearing mandates vary among states in the U.S.Generally Speaking(!) Covid Daily Case Rates are Higher in states with stricter mask mandates (there are Other factors than just Masking - Urban vs Rural populations & travel to/within states).Daily New Case Rates in mask mandated states appear Significantly Lower than should be attributable to wearing paper ear loop craft masks.Why?I suspect the masks provide constant visual awareness & encourage behaviors that provide More protection than masks Not designed to provide protection from viruses - behaviors such as Distancing, hand washing, covering coughs, etc.If so - Widespread Masking provides Significantly More protection than is generally claimed for it.Is that So?Who gives a damn & why Should we care? If it's Effective - What difference does it make Why it's effective?That said -There may be a Downside - Individuals who place Too much trust in masks.I know otherwise Intelligent folks IRL who seem to believe a paper ear loop craft mask actually provides protection on par with, say, an N 95 Medical Mask.Such misplaced Faith is ridiculous.It may endanger individuals who hold to such a notion as much as folks who go maskless ... Maybe More.Wear a paper ear loop craft mask - But Know that it provides Minimal protection & don't bet your Life on it.LITERALLY, Y'all! Do NOT Bet Your Life On It! ... A simple experiment Proves paper ear loop craft masks provide Minimal protection.If you can smell a person's perfume/cologne/aftershave - You can as (or More!) easily pick up Airborne/Aerosol viruses from that person ... Common Cold, Flu or Covid.
Nothing selfish about how I feel about it and what I do. I know enough about Covid-19 to where I don't go to extremes like people like you do with it. Yes, it's much more contagious than the regular flu, but as far as claiming more lives than the average flu, no. It's not an automatic death sentence. Yes, one does need to use extreme caution bringing it back to a loved one with age and/or underlying health issues. That right there would be the biggest concern, and should be.
Mask does more harm than good. One is losing 20-25% oxygen. It forces people to breath mostly through their nose instead of mouth which ones doesn't get enough saliva for their gums, which in turn to lead to gum disease. And when one has gum disease, that can lead to heart disease, and more long term problems in the long run.
I feel that social distancing actually does help, but the six feet apart really isn't enough. Covid-19 can actually travel through the air and roughly 30 feet. 6 feet really doesn't go far enough.
SwamieIt's just a big game of Russian Roulette. Herd immunity is what's on the table. That's it in a nutshell.The WHO now claims Worldwide cases May be Grossly underreported - 10% of Earth's population may've been infected - It's Here to Stay for the foreseeable future At Least.Of the 10% who've been infected -Some have died - Some have recovered - Some are active cases.To take Swamie's Russian Roulette analogy a step Further - More chambers of the revolver are being loaded by the hour ... ... Have A Pleasant Day, Y'all!