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  1. One thing that is fact right now is the death rate is coming down. To me, that is the best news. I’m hoping it means we are starting to understand it better, working therapeutics and protecting those most at risk; and as you indicate, hoping the weather is a factor. I’ve personally been watching the Missouri numbers bc of the well publicized pics at lake of the Ozarks on Memorial Day. So far I have not seen a spike there. As it seems, I’m looking for every positive sliver I can find😊.
  2. Things like this make me wonder if you just randomly tested 1000 people off the street, would the percentage be the same? As 3rd indicated above, hoping there is some herd immunity. I heard a news story recently that there is speculation the virus may be becoming milder. No idea if true but that would be good too. I’m looking for positive signs:)
  3. I’ve watched a lot of Auburn replays during quarantine and somehow missed the sack one. Putting in my tv lineup tonight. I, too, only rewatched the second half of the 2010 iron bowl. I did not remember there being as much time left as there was after Lutz’s TD. Crazy how fast we came back
  4. Not offering an opinion either way on masks but heard something on the news tonight about the varying opinions of so much related to this virus. It sounds like there is not scientific consensus on any one opinion. It seems even the smartest out there simply don’t know for sure. I have whiplash trying to understand the directive of the day. so I have decided to use my own common sense and personal responsibility and hopefully I will make good choices.
  5. Crazy what some will post on the internet to get a rise. There were photos published of California beaches to show they were not social distancing. They were taken on the ground at eye level, which was very deceptive. Aerial photos showed people were social distancing.......just don’t understand the motive. When the death rate hits a hundred thousand (and it will soon) that will be sensationalized big time. It is a very sad number but not two million as was once projected.
  6. Do you really think you can compare these countries to the US, Europe, etc. ?apples and oranges. Look at us territories like Guam. Few cases. New Zealand has about the population of Alabama. If we picked Alabama up and placed it in the middle of the Atlantic and kept everyone out, it would work out well too.
  7. I may be wrong about this, but I thought I read South Korea had fought a similar virus a few years ago and had a better plan than most countries. Already knew to test and trace, etc. again, I’ve read so much that it all runs together
  8. Two of these articles are a month “now” has a different meaning. As I heard recently...the percentage who want to stay shut down are mostly still getting pay checks.
  9. Where I live (out west) restaurants are at 50% capacity and for the most part, difficult to get in; so people are getting back out. I simply can’t stay in. It really started getting to me more than I thought it would. I feel like I take appropriate measures when I go out and plan to be inside. However, outside (playing golf or tennis or just walking) I feel safe not wearing a mask. Seems there is a very wide spectrum of opinions and I find it interesting that more in my age group (old...😊) are likely to be LESS nervous about getting out, while many I know in the 25-35 year old range are much more scared of the outside. That’s very anecdotal but odd given the statistics.
  10. So if we have football this season....without a vaccine yet, how many of you would go? (Sorry...I just want to talk about football lol). And btw...if you have underlying conditions, I’m sure that is a no. I would likely feel a lot better about an outside stadium than an inside arena for basketball.
  11. If we are waiving our rights to health care bc we don’t do everything right Relative to covid (I do wear a mask so not arguing that), should those who smoke, Drink heavily, are 40 pounds overweight or otherwise don’t follow health guidelines in general, wave their right as well?
  12. Great news! My frustration as of late is the concentration on cases rather Than hospital capability. Feels like changing the rules in the middle of the game. I, too, am in the older category but feel like I am capable of making good decisions.
  13. Think the question in Georgia (and any state for that matter) is are the hospitals able to handle the cases? I thought that was the primary reason for the shut down. I do not live in the area so not sure if Georgia is getting people from other states coming over, but where I live, we are next to a state where they never completely shut down and many were crossing over to do things they were not allowed to do in their own state. Neither state has high numbers Or ever came close to having overrun hospitals. I feel cases will go up. The question is can the health care system handle them?
  14. Can you provide a few countries that have eliminated the virus? I would be genuinely interested. I follow the John Hopkins figures each day. This would be incredibly good news.