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Old 11-06-2020, 09:15 AM
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So I am sure a bunch of people will jump in on this thread to say if you are afraid you should stay home but this is a pretty good example of why that is unreasonable.

I have a family member in graduate school. She has two small children at home and her mother lives with them.

Her School has taken good precautions to limit COVID exposure and transmission. Precautions such as all students agreed to certain rules including pre-school isolation period, regular testing, minimizing in person school to labs and practicals that are not effective online, and creation of small student “teams” that do in person activities together to isolate from other teams.

So, in violation of these rules, there was a Halloween party where many of the students attended. Shocking that someone at the party had COVID and attended the party despite knowing they had COVID. Now numerous class members have COVID and they came to school with COVID.

Now basically the whole class is exposed as well as their families, including her small children and her husband and mom.

Also, now they have shut down the in person labs, practicals, and testing, so now the whole class loses the advantages associated with doing those activities in person.

It would be nice if we could trust others to act responsibly so that we did not all have to pay the price for their foolishness. Alas, I think some people are simply too self centered to consider their impact on others.
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We should make laws against it.
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Well, if they were afraid they should have stayed home

Yup, the "your right to extend your fist ends at my nose" spirit extends beyond the nose for many folks.
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Just curious how long you expect or want people to act ‘responsible’ for?
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Good points but it doesn't sound like enough is being done to protect everyone.
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To assume this would not happen at some point if everyone “just followed the rules” is not rational.
That is all.
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Lots of assumptions there, just because the school appeared to be taking responsible action, the students certainly had lots of contact outside their school and homes, good thing that the recovery rate is nearly %100.....anecdotal experience isn't science
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Just curious how long you expect or want people to act ‘responsible’ for?

We should all be acting responsible, looking out for the well being of everyone. And that should last as long as needed.....as long as it takes to develop and distribute a safe and effective vaccine. Then, if EVERYONE is immunized against the SARS virus, we can once again 'socialize' as before.
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Survey says: Everybody's going to get it eventually.
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
To assume this would not happen at some point if everyone “just followed the rules” is not rational.
That is all.
What would happen? That someone would get COVID? Of course people will get COVID, but how many people get COVID would be dramatically less.

I would think about it this way. If everyone grossly exceeded the speed limits all the time more people would die in auto accidents. The fact that lower highway speeds don’t prevent all traffic deaths is not a reason to throw up your hands and decide everyone gan drive as fast as they would like.
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Make sure those who don't want Covid act in a manner that will prevent them from getting it.

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Nuke the school district from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
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People in the college age group know they have as little chance of getting critically ill from COVID as they do the seasonal flu. To expect college students will stop socializing is a bit naive in my opinion. There's a very good chance that the Halloween party is just one of many gatherings that have occurred on that campus, and every college campus in America. The only safe approach for concerned students is remote learning.
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Originally Posted by grodywhite View Post
Nuke the school district from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
Gotta agree with this method...seems rational
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Please follow up and let us know how many of them got really sick.
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Same thing happens with STDs but nobody ever complains.
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At this point, with what we all now know about actual death rates, I feel it's insane to keep everybody shut in like a bunch of sheep just so you may or may not get a Virus!!!!! my mom has it and is 68 and barely has symptoms. I know other people that have been sick for 3 solid weeks. Nobody wants to get sick, just like a cold or flu, but you CANT stop living because your scared of a virus that you have a 99.9% chance of living through. PERIOD, END OF STORY!
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Originally Posted by sea tonic View Post
We should all be acting responsible, looking out for the well being of everyone. And that should last as long as needed.....as long as it takes to develop and distribute a safe and effective vaccine. Then, if EVERYONE is immunized against the SARS virus, we can once again 'socialize' as before.

sounds like you should move to China if you’re more worried about the collective instead of the individual. Also laughable you think everyone should get a cocktail injection to also protect everyone. People get flu shots and still get sick. The same will happen with covid. It’s not going away. What is going away is our individual rights and millions of businesses because of these foolish lockdowns and mandates.
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This got brutal in a hurry....sorry OP, you asked for it...
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Originally Posted by hammurred View Post
At this point, with what we all now know about actual death rates, I feel it's insane to keep everybody shut in like a bunch of sheep just so you may or may not get a Virus!!!!! my mom has it and is 68 and barely has symptoms. I know other people that have been sick for 3 solid weeks. Nobody wants to get sick, just like a cold or flu, but you CANT stop living because your scared of a virus that you have a 99.9% chance of living through. PERIOD, END OF STORY!
TRUTH!! But I still wear a mask. It's more to keep some Karen from yelling at me than it is to keep me or someone else from harm. Plus it really lets me enjoy a false sense of moral superiority!! I'm practically a beter person now.

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