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    Fwd:'tonight from 11:40pm nobody should be on the street. Doors and windows should remain closed as 5 helicopters spray disinfectants into the air to eradicate the coronavirus. Please process this information to all of your contacts.
    https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/v...9-9446b750e481

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
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    I keep noting that these antimaskers and crazy shit they are saying are mostly women.
    I mean there are some men but they are in "I don't care" category, women on the other hand have theories why masks are actually bad.
    It's only anecdotal but in my small city, it's almost always white males who don't wear masks, especially older white males. I guess it's not macho to wear a mask.

    Since those who don't wear a mask are now in the minority here, they don't stir up any trouble. When I see one in the grocery store, which is rare, I just make sure to keep my distance.
    Around here the worst non-compliance I've seen has been from blacks. In a recent shopping trip all of the pulled down masks were black and most of the dick-nosers were non-white. However, surprisingly the Hispanic market we often visit had 100% compliance.
    In my neck of the woods, it was visa versa. African Americans were much more likely to wear a mask. Until the state made it a requirement in our county, then white people caught up.

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    More Republican China-bashing:

    (Note that this is exposing the garbage, it's not the original claim.)
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/steve-...factured-covid

    They're trying to pretend the virus was engineered in Wuhan.

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    De Blasio splits with Cuomo, wants stricter standards for indoor NYC dining
    Mayor Bill de Blasio split with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to allow indoor dining in New York City, saying he wanted a later opening date and a firm requirement to shut restaurants back down if infection rates rise.

    De Blasio said Wednesday that a deal was still in the works between the city and the state to green light indoor dining. About an hour later, he said Cuomo’s office informed City Hall that they planned to go ahead with an announcement without him.

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    Cuomo cleared indoor restaurants to reopen on Sept. 30 with 25 percent of their usual tables. They’ll also be required to check customers’ temperatures at the door and collect personal information for contact tracing, and seating at bars will be banned.

    De Blasio said he wanted a later start date — with indoor dining now scheduled to begin just over a week after schools open for in-person classes.

    He’s pushing for a rule that would require indoor dining to stop if the city’s positive test rate hits 2 percent on a seven-day rolling average. Cuomo, who ultimately controls the decision, agreed only to reevaluate the decision if infection rates jump.
    NYC was rather hard-hit by the virus this spring, so that's understandable.


    I can't help but have some fun at the expense of lockdown critics who object to churches being shut down but not bars being shut down.

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    AOC and Schumer join forces to push for coronavirus funeral aid - New York Daily News
    AOC (D-NY-14: E Bronx, N Queens), Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
    The two lawmakers wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Tuesday asking him to authorize help with funerals as part of a little-known category of disaster assistance known as other needs assistance.

    “Compounding the horrific loss of life, the families and loved ones of those lost are faced with a funeral bill, all while the economy lies in shambles around them," Schumer and AOC wrote to FEMA chief Gaynor. “FEMA must rise to the occasion and help our fellow Americans.”

    The letter says FEMA received the bureaucratic green light to dramatically expand funding for funerals when President Trump authorized the pandemic as an ongoing disaster last month.

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    Mask wearing gets out of hand when someone is walking in the park with no one close by, or driving on their own, is wearing a mask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
    Mask wearing gets out of hand when someone is walking in the park with no one close by, or driving on their own, is wearing a mask.
    I don't agree about being alone in a public space. If someone coughs a cluster can stay there for 3 hours up to 27 feet away from the spot. So, when you get out of your car in a parking lot, you should already have it on. And take it off after you get back in your car. In a park....if other people were there or will be there, you should wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
    Mask wearing gets out of hand when someone is walking in the park with no one close by, or driving on their own, is wearing a mask.
    Or the person in the park has Leukemia or is a nurse or doctor and takes extra precautions. Simply put, you don't know their story, so presumption needs to drive off a cliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
    Mask wearing gets out of hand when someone is walking in the park with no one close by, or driving on their own, is wearing a mask.
    Or the person in the park has Leukemia or is a nurse or doctor and takes extra precautions. Simply put, you don't know their story, so presumption needs to drive off a cliff.
    The story is that you see people driving alone in their cars while wearing masks.....who are they going to catch Covid from, themselves? Who are they going to pass it on to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
    Mask wearing gets out of hand when someone is walking in the park with no one close by, or driving on their own, is wearing a mask.
    Or the person in the park has Leukemia or is a nurse or doctor and takes extra precautions. Simply put, you don't know their story, so presumption needs to drive off a cliff.
    The story is that you see people driving alone in their cars while wearing masks.....who are they going to catch Covid from, themselves? Who are they going to pass it on to?
    My boss has lost five masks taking them off and...no idea what happens. Probably fell out of the car when he got out, so someone thinks he's just littering.
    He now wears them the entire time he's out-of-house. 'To get used to it,' he says, but it's really 'not to lose it because i can't shit one when necessary.'

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