Tubby Isaacs wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Incredible numbers of Coronavirus cases being announced in many states. Not all those states have Trumper governors- it's awful in North Carolina, Louisiana and California- but lots do. And I venture that those with sane governors have Trumpy idiots who've got on their case for not reopening quicker. Not to mention the influence of Trump himself, of course.
Vox have a piece on what's gone wrong in California.
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020 ... d-outbreak
The short of it, experts say, is that much of California let its guard down. While the state, and the Bay Area in particular, was among the first in the US to embrace a shelter-at-home order, parts of California have since relaxed or outright halted those measures, letting the coronavirus creep in bit by bit. Meanwhile, precautions against Covid-19 have been inconsistently adopted by the public and businesses — especially as some of the recommended practices, such as wearing a mask, have become politicized.
At the same time, the state has seen major outbreaks in nursing homes, in prisons, and among migrant workers — many of whom are deemed “essential” and are therefore forced to work — that have driven up coronavirus cases further, simultaneously planting seeds for broader community outbreaks.
It’s this mix — of relaxed social distancing policies, inconsistent adoption of precautions, and rise of new Covid-19 hot spots — that have led to California’s turn for the worse. That combination seems to have hit some demographics particularly hard: Cases are especially rising among younger groups — who are perhaps more likely to take advantage of, say, bars reopening — and in Latin communities, where people are more likely to work for businesses deemed “essential,” such as grocery stores or farms.
Don't give me the Star Trek crap. it's too early in the morning.
Dave Lister, philosopher.