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Low Spark of Lyman

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We (USA) need to be better. The rising number of percent-positive tests in states like Arizona, Florida, and Texas is inexcusable. This isn't a China problem or a mask problem or a politics problem; this is a people problem. We are responsible for letting this virus spread. How many 'last breaths' will it take for us to treat this seriously? Our response has been an embarrassment and I'm disappointed in the (not necessarily political) hierarchy of incompetence that brought us here.

We don't need to look very far to see the devastation of the coronavirus. States like New Jersey and New York lost over 1 in 700 people. That rate might seem insignificant until we realize it amounts to tens of thousands of preventable deaths. I'm horrified by the "it only affects old people" response because it's devoid of humanity. We're so quick to forget that these "old people" were the ones who loved us, nurtured us, and taught us. We've let them down.

I want to make some points especially clear because I'm afraid my post might worry some members. The coronavirus will not be the end of the world. States like New Jersey and New York can safely reopen now because coronavirus prevalence is minimal. States like Arizona, Florida, and Texas will follow a similar trajectory after they control the spread. As a country we will rebound, but the cost is the loved ones we leave behind.
 
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There was a meeting of more than 40 Bay School area principals from San Francisco in order to see how to go about with the upcoming school year. What's the problem? They had the meeting in person. As such, they're all in quarantine.
 

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We (USA) need to be better. The rising number of percent-positive tests in states like Arizona, Florida, and Texas is inexcusable. This isn't a China problem or a mask problem or a politics problem; this is a people problem. We are responsible for letting this virus spread. How many 'last breaths' will it take for us to treat this seriously? Our response has been an embarrassment and I'm disappointed in the (not necessarily political) hierarchy of incompetence that brought us here.

We don't need to look very far to see the devastation of the coronavirus. States like New Jersey and New York lost over 1 in 700 people. That rate might seem insignificant until we realize it amounts to tens of thousands of preventable deaths. I'm horrified by the "it only affects old people" response because it's devoid of humanity. We're so quick to forget that these "old people" were the ones who loved us, nurtured us, and taught us. We've let them down.

I want to make some points especially clear because I'm afraid my post might worry some members. The coronavirus will not be the end of the world. States like New Jersey and New York can safely reopen now because coronavirus prevalence is minimal. States like Arizona, Florida, and Texas will follow a similar trajectory after they control the spread. As a country we will rebound, but the cost is the loved ones we leave behind.
Very well said. I almost feel embarrassed to have to live in a nation where people only seemly care about themselves rather than others. I think one of the reasons why America isn’t taking this very seriously is probably because we haven’t had a pandemic this bad now in decades and my guess is people were (and most likely are still) under the mind set that “pandemics were a thing of the past and coronavirus is just something the government is trying to control us.” Again I could be wrong on this but it’s just a guess.
 
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Another thing I don’t get is why they don’t automatically test for antibodies during a blood test. My dad had some routine blood work a few weeks ago and when he asked for an antibody test they told him that was extra. My brother was in the hospital last weekend because of a stroke and had a million different blood tests, and never tested for coronavirus antibodies. Maybe this varies by state.
 

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Another thing I don’t get is why they don’t automatically test for antibodies during a blood test. My dad had some routine blood work a few weeks ago and when he asked for an antibody test they told him that was extra. My brother was in the hospital last weekend because of a stroke and had a million different blood tests, and never tested for coronavirus antibodies. Maybe this varies by state.
It would be nice, but it's a money issue. Doctors and hospitals need to buy special (expensive) machines for coronavirus antibody testing so they charge patients extra when they use the machines.
 
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I know someone who used to live in the USA and he thinks the virus could hit the USA harder than Europe because many buildings in the USA have airconditioning. I wonder what you guys think of that.