Coronavirus Coronavirus: In-Iowa General Discussion (Not Limited)

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  1. ISUTex

    ISUTex Well-Known Member

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    Are we going to arrest people who don't stay home if Reynolds gives the order to "shelter in place"? Some governors are threatening jail time. What confuses me is the fact they are letting people out of prisons and jails. WTF????
     
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  2. Cy$

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    one of you will have to switch avatars.
     
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  3. Statefan10

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    Mine has a little green dot in the top left corner I don't know why it's so hard to differentiate between us two.
     
  4. ClonesTwenty1

    ClonesTwenty1 Well-Known Member

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    Bunch of the same today in press conference
     
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  5. alarson

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    This is the real reason the liquor stores are 'essential'. Last thing you want to do when the hospital system is already overburdened is send a bunch of alcoholics into withdrawal and have them end up at the hospital, using resources we don't have enough of already.
     
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  6. Cy$

    Cy$ Well-Known Member

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    what happens when you go offline?
     
  7. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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  8. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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    She didn’t announce a cure or a vaccine? Why, the nerve of her!
     
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  9. CycloneVet

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    Did you get called a Boomer?
     
  10. deadeyededric

    deadeyededric Well-Known Member

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    She is worried about her economic numbers. Plain and simple.
     
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  11. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure! I can't see it when I'm offline.
     
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  12. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

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    It's almost humorous at this point honestly lol.
     
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  13. Trice

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    On some level I sympathize. There isn't always going to be a lot to say.

    Then I stop sympathizing when I hear questions like, "The CDC says up to 25% of coronavirus cases may be asymptomatic, out there spreading this and not realizing it. How does your plan account for those people?" only to be followed with answers like, "If you're sick, stay home."

    This goes on every day.
     
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  14. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    #3034 Ms3r4ISU, Mar 31, 2020
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    A long time ago I (apparently) signed up to receive updates from the Legislative Service Agency. They've been in overdrive the past several days pushing out updates on many, many topics. Here's the email description from one I got today (with the title COVID-19 -- Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Forecase.)
    Document type: Fiscal Update Article
    Document title: Education Departments and Agencies — COVID-19 Response: March 31, 2020
    Document published location: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/BL/1133652.pdf
    Some interesting content here, if you like methods, modeling, data, those sorts of things....
     
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  15. Statefan10

    Statefan10 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I honestly understand her stance in all of this. She's thinking about the economy and the negative effects of possibly enforcing more drastic measures. I get that. But holy cow, do a better job of answering the direct questions. Her answer about the asymptomatic carriers was awful I thought. "Practice social distancing." So essentially, "do your best to not infect people around you."
     
  16. Ms3r4ISU

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    Remember, she also has media/communication people "guiding" her words. I sometimes think I see her wanting to say something and then realizing that, no, if she says that, this other awful thing will happen, and so she says nothing new. I do not envy her, that's for sure.
     
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  17. CycloneVet

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    Maybe if you say it a hundred more times it will happen.
     
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  18. DSMCy

    DSMCy Well-Known Member

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    Have we reached a point where daily press briefings aren't necessary, unless there are drastic changes/updates?

    Keep sending out the numbers report, but maybe start having these 2 or 3 times a week.
     
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  19. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    Then people will say she’s not considering it important. Too many people wanting to make this political. She can just keep them rolling so if something happens every press will be there.
     
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  20. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    A lot of journalists are wanting to do the Chris Matthews gotcha style. Best to not say anymore than you need to in politics.
     
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