Poll Do you think Corona Virus stay at home orders should be lifted? (Mod edited title) (1 Viewer)

Should stay at home orders be lifted?

  • Yes

    Votes: 40 31.3%
  • No

    Votes: 78 60.9%
  • Tacoes

    Votes: 10 7.8%

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What do you feel is the right thing
 

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the right thing to do would be for people to use common sense...but the majority of the population clearly lacks anything resembling common sense so we probably need to have something in place
 

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the right thing to do would be for people to use common sense...but the majority of the population clearly lacks anything resembling common sense so we probably need to have something in place

There is not simpler or more accurate way to make this point. And it is 100% right.
 

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It should depend on your location, current conditions, and testing regime that is available. Places with low COVID-19 infection rates, with a robust testing capability in place should be able to start easing restrictions.
 

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Can we somehow weigh the votes so that doctors, epidemioloists and other medical professionals count for 2-3,000 times as many as the rest of us regular people who really want to go bowling?

Otherwise even having this poll in the first place is disingenuous
 

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the right thing to do would be for people to use common sense...but the majority of the population clearly lacks anything resembling common sense so we probably need to have something in place
This.

Right now, the only reason they're being lifted is because of money. America has a few decades of evidence as to why it's not smart to make health decisions based on profits. What exactly has changed from when the restrictions were put into place other than grown adults just want to not be cooped up in their homes?
 

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It depends on the location. Metropolitan areas are worse than urban/country areas.

You would think so, but in Louisiana places like New Orleans and Jefferson have been doing great while places like West Feliciana and West Carroll have seen either a rise in cases or no decrease.

And, the Governor said the below today:



I'm beginning to wonder if he will refuse to lift the stay at home order on May 15 too. It appears that some have already lifted it themselves and cases are going up.
 

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Can we somehow weigh the votes so that doctors, epidemioloists and other medical professionals count for 2-3,000 times as many as the rest of us regular people who really want to go bowling?

Otherwise even having this poll in the first place is disingenuous

I mean, it's not like this poll is going to make policy decisions. I think the OP is just trying to get a sense of what the general populace things. And it's obviously not even a scientific poll. Just a jumping off point for discussion.
 
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The people of San Diego, California have spoken.




I’m a San Diego resident myself. Wish these people would stand 6 feet apart while they protest but I fully support the protest in general. San Diego in particular is a very spread-out city and public transportation is basically nonexistent. We’ve been very good about following the orders and the spread has been pretty minimal here.

The thing is, every single state is going to adopt a “vulnerable” people stay at home, everyone else go back to work strategy at some point, whether it be next week or 6 weeks from now. Governor Newsome just announced that his reopening plan for California, which is inherently moronic given how internally diverse California is. San Francisco/Oakland has a million people right on top of each other while LA has 5 million extremely spread out. The middle of California is very rural. There is no reason to require the entire state to act in unison.

We were told at the beginning of this that the goal was to spread out the number of infections over time, NOT to reduce the number of infections as much as possible. The latter is a ridiculous goal to set; the minute any state lifts its stay at home orders, whether this week or 6 weeks from now, there is going to be a second wave of this thing. It is inevitable. The reality is we’re experiencing one of the most tragic events in the history of the country and trade offs will have to be made. Anyone dodging that fact, or claiming people who want to open are fine with “sacrificing” people, is full of sheet.

If you’re looking at how many lives this thing takes until we develop a vaccine, which is probably a year away, I really don’t think states who choose to stay locked down for weeks still to come will lose any fewer people in the long run than states who are opening now; you’re just delaying it. The difference is the states who let the younger, healthier people out now won’t be AS economically devastated. This is why the chief emergency officer at the WHO is now saying there are lessons to be learned from Sweden. They won’t be getting a second wave. There’s no way “out” of this mess; the only realistic option is to try and protect the most vulnerable, let people out, trust your fellow citizens and business to act responsibly, and trying to stave off the worst Depression in the history of the country.
 

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It's going to be a disaster by me. I'm on the Indiana/Illinois border. People from Illinois shop here because Cook County taxes groceries and Indiana does not. And Indiana sales tax for other goods and services is 7% and Cook County sales tax is 8% and Chicago is 9.25%.

People from there already flock to Indiana. Illinois reported 2,253 newcases yesterday. They're not close to flattening the curve. It's no coincidence that Lake County Indiana has the 2nd most infections in the state.

If we open things up here we're in trouble.
 

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