Federal Government's Response to the Coronavirus

bolehboleh

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Honestly, it's questionable whether it's even worth living in the US anymore. Nearly a quarter of the world's cases and twice the amount of India which is number 2 and half the nation still believing that COVID is fake and/or masks does not mitigate spread. 1/6 of the death occurred in the US. Given how nearly 75 million people voted again for this incompetent administration, this is the fate we deserved.
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Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

And before someone response with a snarky comment like "Good luck finding a country better than the US", I'd jump on the next flight to Australia or New Zealand if I can, left handed driving be damned.
Whereas I certainly somewhat echo your sentiments wondering if it's worth it for my family and me to move back to the US (for a number of reasons), I'd be careful when you compare the Covid rate in the US to a place like India. To its credit, the US is one of the best countries in the world in compiling statistics, where India struggles on a number off fronts. As a result, there's a good chance India is underreporting.

It should also be noted that the US is 12th in the world for per capita deaths, behind countries like UK, Italy and Belgium


Australia and NZ have undoubtedly done a great job, but they're certainly helped good weather, sparse populations and no borders with other countries.

That doesn't, however, excuse the US' piss poor response to the pandemic. I feel a better lockdown at the beginning might not have reduced deaths in the Northeast, but could have prevented the rural areas from getting hit as badly as they were in the second wave.
 
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Wish I left this country sooner. Got a positive result today, all because one fucking person who decided to not only not wear a mask in the train, but also not adhere to social distancing and sat 3 feet away from me. It literally took less than 5 minutes of sitting in close proximity for this to happen.

So please, don't be a dick. Wear a mask and social distance.

Also open to an AMA if anyone is curious as to what having COVID is like. Generally the answer is, it sucks, but I can also get into specifics.
Kent, above all else and regardless of whether I agree with you on all points above: I hope you are OK and wish you a swift recovery.
 

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Kent, above all else and regardless of whether I agree with you on all points above: I hope you are OK and wish you a swift recovery.
Appreciate it. I hope everyone else on the board stays healthy and uses me as proof that this disease is very real and that it really doesn't take much for it to spread.
 

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Appreciate it. I hope everyone else on the board stays healthy and uses me as proof that this disease is very real and that it really doesn't take much for it to spread.

Maybe you should stay home and have Amazon deliver all your food. The risk of going outside and interacting with others is extremely dangerous these days.
According to Fauci you should double up your masks. Not 1 mask but 2.


 

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Maybe you should stay home and have Amazon deliver all your food. The risk of going outside and interacting with others is extremely dangerous these days.
According to Fauci you should double up your masks. Not 1 mask but 2.


I did stay completely locked in during quarantine and had everything delivered. Unfortunately, not everyone who has it has a home or a mask or a job that allows them to work from home.
 

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