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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:39 pm 
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my take is that quarantine doesn't work, especially in a country like the United States. Social distancing is what will slow the spread. Quarantine just lets it blow up in different places eventually.

if you've been exposed or are at higher risk of having been exposed, then you should self-quarantine for 14 days.

but preventing movement between states and cities... i don't see that as being effective.


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but if people are doing social distancing, then what does it matter if an infected person crosses state lines and travels about? The damage they will cause is minimal, no?


If you're crossing states, you are probably stopping multiple times to gas the car, feed the belly, drain the bladder ect. So you are coming in contact with people.

On a 1500 mile drive from LA to Tulsa I typically stop 4 times for gas (8 times in my old car), 6 times for food, 1 hotel and multiple rest stops for bathroom breaks.

If you fly, you're in a cramped security line, cramped plane cabin, and congested baggage claim.

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Oh yeah people shouldn’t fly, that’s for sure

I haven't driven for almost two weeks now. I went to put new all season tires on and that’s it


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my take is that quarantine doesn't work, especially in a country like the United States. Social distancing is what will slow the spread. Quarantine just lets it blow up in different places eventually.

if you've been exposed or are at higher risk of having been exposed, then you should self-quarantine for 14 days.

but preventing movement between states and cities... i don't see that as being effective.


If it’s not effective, why do you think Europe is doing it?


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The courts will sort out legality but if I was in RI I’d be happy with the action. Is there a particular penalty they’re receiving if they can’t prove? I read people are subject to small (relatively) fine or jail time if they break quarantine but idk if that’s happening to those pulled over for NY plates or if they’re just getting warning and instruction to quarantine. Are they being arrested? Do they have time to gather documents before a court date without being in a holding cell?


I read another article on this that answered some questions. It said people with NY plates aren't being arrested on the pull overs. Police are informing them of the 14 day quarantine orders and collecting contact info. People who break the orders could face fines and potentially jail time for subsequent violations.

If they were auto arresting people on the pull overs who couldn’t prove residency I’d feel differently, but this seems fine given the circumstances. Something to monitor if it becomes more extreme with future actions by state and local governments, but currently it seems fairly reasonable to me considering exposure rates in NYC

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I think they’re going to start quarantining neighbourhoods here, not sure tho


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Hopefully writing this will keep my sane,so here we go. It's been about three or four months since this all started. We all mocked those who grabbed the TP,and then laughed about the store shelves being empty due to folks getting crazy. It's also been three weeks since the last time someone from government non-military spoke to the Nation. That was when Martial law was declared, followed by all over seas troops being brought home,along with giving all over sea Americans a deadline of 24 hours to get to the nearest embassy/consult or be left in whichever country they are in. Luckily, the power hasn't gone out or or at least it hasn't here. There's rumors from both coast that barges are being taken out to the oceans filled with bodies and then coming back empty. I still have enough food to last a few more weeks,but I may have to go and scavenge after my supply runs out. I haven't heard gun shots yet,just the occasional siren. I'll write more later if I can.

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Yes yes but how goes the painting of miniature tanks??


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Yes yes but how goes the painting of miniature tanks??


way to kill the creativity....i'm putting together this Image

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I paid off the last loan that matters in AC. The very last one only has a minor reward where it makes a cheap service free. My house will be fully upgraded tomorrow; so now i can actually focus on other projects lol. Well... focus more.

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So there's a MD moob smuggling medical masks in NY?

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It’s sort of weird. They are suppressing information by threatening to fire people, because they don’t want the public to panic. And I sort of agree w that. But one of the biggest issues right now is still people not taking the situation seriously.

Situation sucks. I wish people could take the plague seriously before bodies start piling up in the streets.

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The worst part is we are going to re-elect the person responsible for making this a whole lot worse.

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This year started with Trump almost getting us into war with Iran. Then there was the entire impeachment **** saga. Then we got Dem primaries + Covid 19.

North Korea recently fired off another ballistic missile too. This year is officially worse than 2016 and its only 25% done.

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Is it good or bad that I read that journal entry in Shattner’s voice?

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Tfw you’ve been sweating real bad for weeks and thought you might be sick, then realize you moved to a southern state so its already **** hot in March.

Edit: crap

Context is important

I had my heat on instead of the AC

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Glad I haven’t made that HVAC error. I was fine till I found out I had potential exposure to The Virus and now I’m fighting hypochondria. Every time my kids sneeze, wife hiccups, or my stomach gurgles, my brain like ZOMG CORONAVIRUS


I started watching Tiger King series on Netflix. Holy cow. I didn’t know that world existed, much less how crazy it is. Literally everyone on that show is a capital C Character. I’m about 3 episodes in and completely hooked.

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mjack33 wrote:
Is it good or bad that I read that journal entry in Shattner’s voice?


¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But I might keep it up,if folks like it.

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