COVID-19 Outbreak (Update: More than 2.8M cases and 131,118 deaths in US) (26 Viewers)

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It shouldn't be a big deal but with a large number of people unable to afford healthcare, and the anti vax crowd growing there's a small chance that this could be interesting.
 
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Let me say this about wearing a mask. It's strange. Very surreal - I'm still not used to it. And I'm not going out much - it's usually to the store or for something "essential" so I guess I'm slower getting used to it, but it's so odd going to the grocery on a beautiful day and everyone (pretty much 95% at Rouse's these days) is in a mask. You can't see or feel the virus so there is a real temptation to just take it off niggling at the back of your mind.

I'm certainly not arguing against mask wearing and am all - in, but it really is kind of an unnatural thing. I guess I can understand why some succumb to not wearing them (although it doesn't make me any less mad).
It was a lot easier to get over the feeling when I had to start wearing one at work all day. Only exception is when I'm sitting at my desk. Even then, I tend to wear it unless I'm drinking water or coffee.
 

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I could not agree more. When he shut things down I thought he was doing a good job with his messaging and the whole shabang, but ever since the grand reopening of the state (which I think he did way too soon) he's really been ineffective in actual leadership by not mandating anything that actually prevents the spread of the virus.

In totally unrelated news: https://wwl.radio.com/articles/report-lsu-tiger-stadium-should-remain-closed-for-the-fall?utm_source=WWL-AM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WWL Breaking News&utm_content=Report: Tiger Stadium should remain closed for the fall
I think a lot of Governors and local politicians are trying to walk the tightrope. They want everyone in masks when it's an appropriate setting. But some know, if they force it, they might actually get less compliance, or force a 'police state' and that will cause a back lash.
 

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I think the mask issue would get much better if more people would just shut up and wear them. It's easier to drag the few into it if the many are already doing it. I know, for me, it's an uncomfortable feeling walking into a place and I'm the only one wearing it. Wouldn't be nearly as uncomfortable for me if everyone had a mask on. My son said it makes him feel stupid....I told him to remember in those cases not only is he not stupid but he's actually the smartest person in the store.
 

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I've noticed my guard dropping a few times. Not sure why I've done it but I keep forgetting to use sanitizer when I get in my truck. Twice yesterday I caught myself not using it until after I had gotten in the truck and was well down the road. Once was after pumping fuel and the other was after picking up subway. Not sure why I started doing that but I have to do better.
 

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I've noticed my guard dropping a few times. Not sure why I've done it but I keep forgetting to use sanitizer when I get in my truck. Twice yesterday I caught myself not using it until after I had gotten in the truck and was well down the road. Once was after pumping fuel and the other was after picking up subway. Not sure why I started doing that but I have to do better.
Very normal..........like any new habit, it's easy to slip back into what you always used to do.

As far as the mask............I find it easier to wear it because others are simply more at peace when I walk by them in a store, or wherever, with it on.............rather than relying solely on "I'm protecting myself" for motivation. That way I'm not causing anyone else additional anxiety in an already-anxious time.

And if it is protecting me, then even better.
 

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I've noticed my guard dropping a few times. Not sure why I've done it but I keep forgetting to use sanitizer when I get in my truck. Twice yesterday I caught myself not using it until after I had gotten in the truck and was well down the road. Once was after pumping fuel and the other was after picking up subway. Not sure why I started doing that but I have to do better.
I've done that as well. It's just habit since doing that was never part of life except for the past few months. For some of us it's trying to adjust to decades of not having to do it. :)
 

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I've noticed my guard dropping a few times. Not sure why I've done it but I keep forgetting to use sanitizer when I get in my truck. Twice yesterday I caught myself not using it until after I had gotten in the truck and was well down the road. Once was after pumping fuel and the other was after picking up subway. Not sure why I started doing that but I have to do better.
Same. Mine is mostly hand sanitizer and being careful what comes into my car/house (IE spraying things down). I'm not super concerned about it because there's a lot of evidence that people don't really catch it via contact spread, but it still sort of reaffirms the need to stay vigilant.
 

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I've noticed my guard dropping a few times. Not sure why I've done it but I keep forgetting to use sanitizer when I get in my truck. Twice yesterday I caught myself not using it until after I had gotten in the truck and was well down the road. Once was after pumping fuel and the other was after picking up subway. Not sure why I started doing that but I have to do better.
Just squirt a little gas on your hands if you forget.
 

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Looks like Navarre and Gulf Breeze will see an uptick in cases in the next few weeks.
Gulf Breeze graduation in the Pensacola Civic Center with little to no masking has already seen a few HS kids test positive.
Navarre had some HS kid throw a kegger (at least 3 have tested positive as a result) and Juana's Bar on Navarre Beach had 4 employees test positive.
 

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Gotcha. There's no question too large a segment of the population are naive and ignorant and will believe anything.
 

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