I'd rather a dog that can smell / differentiate a Chinese communist spy from regular Chinese...
Easy all the dog has to do is start talking about Tienanmen Square 1989CynicalContrarian said:
I think half the posters on this board with 1-2 reps and sub-200 post counts just vanished into the ether.Emancipator said:Easy all the dog has to do is start talking about Tienanmen Square 1989CynicalContrarian said:
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By Marty Johnson - 04/18/20 04:45 PM EDT
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) on Monday will announce the reopening of public beaches and retail stores that had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Post and Courier reported.
The impending restriction rollbacks follow McMaster's announcement that access to public boat ramps and landings was reinstated on Friday.
Trey Walker, the governor's chief of staff, told the paper that the beaches as well as furniture, jewelry and clothing stores will all be reopened for business on Tuesday.
Beaches and retail stores have been closed for just over two weeks in the Palmetto State as it tried to curb the spread of the virus.
Walker told The Post and Courier that infection rates dropped enough to make easing restrictions feasible.
The paper noted that social distancing will still be enforced on the state's beaches. The state has more than 4,000 confirmed cases of the virus and 116 deaths, according to data compiled by The New York Times.
On Friday, Texas became the first state to lay out a defined rollback of COVID-19 restrictions, with Gov. Greg Abbott ( R ) saying that businesses in the state would being to reopen next week through a series of executive orders.
Typical organizational bloatTail Gunner said:It is highly ironic, but not surprising, that a global technocracy tasked with preserving health actually did far more harm than good. People may also start to wonder why moronic socialists from third-world hell-holes are almost always installed as the head of such organizations.
This ordeal will likely strike a body blow to many organizations prized by the world elite, including the WHO and the EU.
Only the ignorant call Sweden a success.budoslavic said:
https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...edish-coronavirus-no-lockdown-model-proves-leIt is too soon for a full reckoning of the effects of the “Swedish model.” The COVID-19 death rate is nine times higher than in Finland, nearly five times higher than in Norway, and more than twice as high as in Denmark.
It should be noted, though, that the state epidemiologist’s policy choice has been strongly criticized by independent experts in Sweden. Some 22 of the country’s most prominent professors in infectious diseases and epidemiology published a commentary in Dagens Nyheter calling on Tegnell to resign and appealing to the government to take a different course of action.
By mid-March, and with wide community spread, Löfven was forced to take a more active role. Since then, the government has been playing catch-up. From March 29, it prohibited public gatherings of more than 50 people, down from 500, and added sanctions for noncompliance. Then, from April 1, it barred visits to nursing homes, after it had become clear that the virus had hit around half of Stockholm’s facilities for the elderly.
Sweden's government has defended its strategy in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
The country has recorded a drastic increase in the number of coronavirus-related deaths during the last month, which sparked concerns about its social distancing measures.
Unlike some of its Scandinavian neighbours - like Denmark and Norway - Sweden kept primary and secondary schools open, as well as most businesses, including cafes and restaurants.
"The difference between the approach in Sweden and in other countries is not very big. It's mainly the tone that we deal with," said Johan Carlson, director of Sweden's public health agency.
"Rather than saying 'you need to stay at home, you're not allowed to do that and that' we are trying to explain to the population why this should be done, the reason for it and also the rationale for doing certain things," he added.
So far, Sweden has banned gatherings larger than 50 people, closed high-schools and universities, and urged those over 70, or otherwise at greater risk from the virus, to self-isolate.
Sweden's foreign minister, Ann Linde, who spoke alongside Carlson at Friday's briefing in Stockholm, said the idea that life goes on as normal in Sweden is "a myth".
"Many people stay at home and have stopped travelling. Many businesses are collapsing. Unemployment is expected to rise dramatically," Linde said.
She argued that "Sweden shares the same goals regarding the COVID-19 outbreak as all other countries: to save lives and protect public health. We work with the same challenges as other countries - the scale and speed of the virus, the pressure on the national health system - and we use the same tools as most countries do."
Yesterday (April 16), the government received special - though temporary - powers by parliament in order to pass bills without requiring MPs approval in case of urgent public health matters.
Parliament is however entitled to revoke any law passed with such system if it wishes to do so.
In addition, Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven announced the travel ban into the country would be extended until May 15. It does not apply to citizens from Switzerland or countries of the European Economic Area (EEA).
As of Friday (April 17) Sweden has reported more than 12,500 cases of COVID-19 - half of them in the past 14 days only - with more than 1,300 deaths, according to the European Centre for Disease and Prevention Control (ECDC).
Who is being hysterical? Now that we know far more about the virus and how to treat it, I am in favor of opening the economy ASAP. Almost everyone in this thread feels the same way. I simply oppose all these Monday morning quarterbacks, who invaded this thread from the skeptic thread, arguing that we should not have taken any steps to minimize deaths from a previously unknown and potentially devastating disease.Easy E said:Since when was the standard that there be no deaths from a virus or else the country needs to be shut down?
CDC: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in U.S., highest death toll in 40 years:
^The hysteria over this virus has gotten out of control and needs to be put in context.
A bad flu year can take 80K lives during the winter in the US.
About the only significant thing we learned in the past month about treating COVID-19 is "Don't jam a tube down granny's throat and force high-pressure oxygen into her lungs, it's bad for her."Who is being hysterical? Now that we know far more about the virus and how to treat it, I am in favor of opening the economy ASAP. Almost everyone in this thread feels the same way. I simply oppose all these Monday morning quarterbacks, who invaded this thread from the skeptic thread, arguing that we should not have taken any steps to minimize deaths from a previously unknown and potentially devastating disease.
"We should try some less invasive methods before resorting to ventilators" is not exactly a Nobel prize-winning therapy - preferring less over more invasive whenever possible is already a keystone of medical science. And there's no indication that it's not exactly how it was done before. Doctors don't exactly yearn to saddle themselves with extra workload by rushing to apply the most complicated and time-consuming therapy.SamuelBRoberts said:"Wuhan Protocol" may be Simeon's phrasing, but the general idea is accurate: Early treatment protocols for Corona, which came out of China, involved extremely aggressive use of ventilators to target the disease, on the theory that it was so scary a ventilator was the only way to survive. But as we're learning the disease is less lethal than thought, doctors are moving away from them, and in the process, saving lives.Handsome Creepy Eel said:The whole "Wuhan protocol" theory is just a fantasy that Simeon cooked up after his ridiculous theories that no extra deaths were happening were thoroughly demolished by the data.
Here's a good story from the AP talking about this.