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Coronavirus   World Wide WTF?

Started 3/31/20 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 18596 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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All but one state had the restrictions lifted.  And the usual bunch of out of touch politicians condemned the protests as "selfish".

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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June 7


Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Jun-6

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adwil

From: adwil

Jun-7

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

"selfish", "self-indulgent" and "reckless" amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

I agree up to a point. The London march, yesterday, deteriorated into violence against the police from a tiny section of the demonstrators for a short period of time, to the dismay of the organisers and other attendees. One black guy stated that unfortunately it's the violence that will be remembered not the peaceful protest. 

I suspect that whilst marches/demos might start out socially distanced, they tend not to remain so. 

adwil

From: adwil

Jun-7

Di (amina046) said:

Highlighting some of the misinformation circulating on COVID-19

Good, sensible, scientifically correct advice,

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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adwil said:

Good, sensible, scientifically correct advice,

And yet... it does not resonate with those who are not sensible or have any interest in scientific evidence.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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June 8th


adwil

From: adwil

Jun-8

"And yet... it does not resonate with those who are not sensible or have any interest in scientific evidence."

Isn't that always the case? 

I don't see a solution to that.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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June 9


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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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Experts fear tear gas could spread virus

Tear gas floats in the air as a line of police move demonstrators away from St. John's Church across Lafayette Park.

Police departments have used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters in recent weeks, raising concern that the chemical agents could increase the spread of the coronavirus.

The chemicals are designed to irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and throat. They make people cough, sneeze and pull off their masks as they try to breathe.

Medical experts say those rushing to help people sprayed by tear gas could come into close contact with someone already infected with the virus who is coughing infectious particles. Also, those not already infected could be in more danger of getting sick because of irritation to their respiratory tracts.

There's no research on tear gas and COVID-19 specifically, because the virus is too new. But a few years ago, Joseph Hout, then an active duty Army officer, conducted a study of 6,723 Army recruits exposed to a riot control gas during basic training.

The study found a link between that exposure and doctors diagnosing acute respiratory illnesses.

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