USA experience of coronavirus reactions

USA experience of coronavirus reactions

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bridgdav

4,797 posts

207 months

Saturday 16th May
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Americans are getting bored of Covid now, so they are going to ignore it as they seem to do for any other global issue. It’s look after number 1 as the president is preaching.
The public were screaming about lockdown when the numbers started to rise, now the numbers are stable in most parts it’s get back to work.. however, the number of cases and deaths daily are more than double that when the cries of lockdown were being made several weeks ago.

What goes up must come down... but is it down enough.?
Not sure if Americans know what the R number even is.

Essential Workers - nail salons and hairdressers are going back to work in NC, beaches are opening up and recreational facilities..

Shame they won’t let the same freedom to track days..! Missed 2 already this year and now one this weekend. Am I being selfish... 😛

Edited by bridgdav on Saturday 16th May 02:17

Expat16

810 posts

175 months

Wednesday 1st July
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How's everyone coping with the rising cases?

I'm in Florida and feeling concerned to be honest

alabbasi

1,249 posts

46 months

Wednesday 1st July
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Business as usual for me in DFW as I normally work from home. Only the traveling has stopped. I still go out and walk, usually 20,000 steps / day. I presume that outside in close to 100 degree heat, there's no huge risk.

Trev450

5,975 posts

131 months

Wednesday 1st July
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alabbasi said:
Business as usual for me in DFW as I normally work from home. Only the traveling has stopped. I still go out and walk, usually 20,000 steps / day. I presume that outside in close to 100 degree heat, there's no huge risk.
Please don't take this as a challenge, but I'm interested as to why you say 'there's no huge risk' in relation to the high temperatures you are currently experiencing in DFW. As I'm sure you are aware, AZ has had the highest increase in Covid-19 cases recently and temperatures there at the moment are around 115.

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

13 months

Wednesday 1st July
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Trev450 said:
Please don't take this as a challenge, but I'm interested as to why you say 'there's no huge risk' in relation to the high temperatures you are currently experiencing in DFW. As I'm sure you are aware, AZ has had the highest increase in Covid-19 cases recently and temperatures there at the moment are around 115.
Because in that heat everybody is inside (sharing) air conditioned boxes ?

alabbasi

1,249 posts

46 months

Wednesday 1st July
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Trev450 said:
Please don't take this as a challenge, but I'm interested as to why you say 'there's no huge risk' in relation to the high temperatures you are currently experiencing in DFW. As I'm sure you are aware, AZ has had the highest increase in Covid-19 cases recently and temperatures there at the moment are around 115.
I expect they're not catching it walking around outside, but in inside spaces , where forced air conditioning is moving the virus around.

Trev450

5,975 posts

131 months

Wednesday 1st July
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alabbasi said:
Trev450 said:
Please don't take this as a challenge, but I'm interested as to why you say 'there's no huge risk' in relation to the high temperatures you are currently experiencing in DFW. As I'm sure you are aware, AZ has had the highest increase in Covid-19 cases recently and temperatures there at the moment are around 115.
I expect they're not catching it walking around outside, but in inside spaces , where forced air conditioning is moving the virus around.
That is certainly a possibility I hadn't considered.

blackrabbit

382 posts

4 months

Friday 10th July
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I am in N Atlanta and its not too big a deal here other than the usual suspects in the city itself screaming for more money tax the rich etc. Its turned extremely political as to how things should be handled based on local politics. Some parts of town require a mask and some don't. Some stores still closed especially if large chains worried about law suits but malls open. Some are wearing masks at supermarket (about 50%). We went out for the weekend driving around the NC mountains and stayed in a hotel up there by Lake Keowee, hotel was pretty busy. Went to brew pub for dinner and a few beers and everything was normal. Place was crowded but easy to stay 6ft apart outside. Going out tonight for dinner (sitting outside) to local restaurant. Its pretty easy where we are to stay away from crowded rooms etc. In my friend group and neighbors we are not worried at all about the virus. More worried about the furloughs, unemployment rate and mayor wanting to defund police.

I have also recently flown back here from UK and the flight was pretty full. We had to wear masks and also no alcohol which was the worse.............. I feel way safer here than back in UK in terms of exposure to the virus as its so easy to avoid public transport and plenty of space everywhere in the stores. I work at a large multi national and no one in office has tested positive after flights and all our Chinese locations back open. In UK and USA we are still working from home.

No doubt in my mind some UK media (BBC/Guardian) want to do all they can to make US look bad to meet their leftwing agenda.

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The test driver

1,000 posts

118 months

Tuesday 14th July
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blackrabbit said:
I have also recently flown back here from UK and the flight was pretty full.
Now this interests me as I need to travel back to the UK soon, are you on a visa or do you have residency? I need to get back into the US again after and from what I'm being told travels still off.

blackrabbit

382 posts

4 months

Tuesday 14th July
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The test driver said:
Now this interests me as I need to travel back to the UK soon, are you on a visa or do you have residency? I need to get back into the US again after and from what I'm being told travels still off.
I have US residency (green card). No problem flying in at all.

The test driver

1,000 posts

118 months

Wednesday 15th July
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blackrabbit said:
I have US residency (green card). No problem flying in at all.
Arr poop yer that's where I have the issue just a visa holder.