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Yuri Apr 29, 2020 1:14 AM

Brazil registered 474 deaths today, a new daily record, and it's already the third country in number of daily cases, behind the US and Britain only.

With the increasingly chaotic leadership, I believe things will deteriorate very quickly.

xzmattzx Apr 29, 2020 2:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crawford (Post 8906254)
I don't think any of these states have orders preventing interstate travel. Stay-at-home orders don't actually mean you can't leave your residence.

And that would be really hard to enforce in this part of the country anyways, given all the tiny states in proximity, and the tons of people that have family and weekend homes in other states.

Just anecdotal, but I have friends/neighbors currently staying in non-primary homes in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. No one can stop someone from accessing their homes.

There is a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone entering Delaware, resident or non-resident. Yes, people can go to second houses and beach houses in other states, and there is nothing to stop them. But what if they go to the grocery store 2 days after they arrived? Then they can spread the virus from whatever state they came from.

Police in some of the beach towns here are following cars with out-of-state license plates to see where non-residents are going. It may well be an infringement of civil liberties, but they are hounding non-residents to make sure they are not going anywhere outside of their properties.

pip Apr 29, 2020 2:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yuriandrade (Post 8906970)
Brazil registered 474 deaths today, a new daily record, and it's already the third country in number of daily cases, behind the US and Britain only.

With the increasingly chaotic leadership, I believe things will deteriorate very quickly.

welcome to the club

sopas ej Apr 29, 2020 3:24 PM

From patch.com:

Los Angeles Tops 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths Amid Signs Of Hope
The number of new cases may be leveling off, and there are currently no plans to extend the shutdown order set to expire May 15.

By Paige Austin, Patch Staff
Apr 28, 2020 4:03 pm PT

LOS ANGELES, CA — Even as the rate of new coronavirus cases appears to be leveling off in Los Angeles, the county reached a grim milestone surpassing 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19.

Another 52 people died from the disease, the county Department of Public Health reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,002 fatalities. Another 597 contracted the coronavirus. Though dozens are still dying daily, there are hopeful signs that the coronavirus is leveling off, and the region can begin preparing for shutdown orders to be lifted in upcoming weeks.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday hinted as much, telling reporters it could be "weeks, not months" until some of the stay-at-home orders are relaxed, possibly allowing some lower-risk businesses to reopen.

LA County's Safer At Home order is set to expire May 15, and there are no current plans to extend the order, County public health director Barbara Ferrer said. Health officials are in agreement with the governor that a gradual reopening is on the horizon, she said. As the May 15 date approaches, officials will re-evaluate the need for extending the orders.

"I think we're all with the governor on this," Ferrer said. "We know that we're headed into recovery. We're hoping that happens sometime in the middle of May, that's our best guess right now.

"But I do share the governor's optimism. I think I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of the people in L.A. County who are staying home, who are doing their very best to protect themselves and their loved ones who are trying really hard to make sure they don't spread the infection. And because of that, I feel optimistic, come the middle of May, we too will be looking at the ability to relax some of the directives in the current health officer order."

That said, many factors have to line up before Los Angeles can begin returning to normal. The decision to ease social-distancing and business-closure requirements will depend on multiple factors such as hospital capacity, the expansion of testing and ensuring the ability to continue protecting the health of people more susceptible to the virus, Ferrer said.

"We all have to work together. We have to partner with all of our businesses, with all of our residents to make sure as we start relaxing, we do so in a way that maximizes our ability to still do a lot of physical distancing," added Ferrer.

Outbreaks in Los Angeles continue to be deadliest to nursing home residents. The county instituted a number of measures to curb the outbreaks this week including increased testing and a ban on visitors.

Of the people who have died, 462 were residents of institutional settings, the vast majority of them in nursing homes -- representing 46% of all COVID-19 deaths in the county. Of the 11 health care workers who have died in the county during the pandemic, eight worked at nursing homes, Ferrer said. There have been a total of 4,488 cases among residents and staff in institutional settings, including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, shelters, jails and prisons, according to the county.

Coronavirus testing has been ramped up at nursing homes throughout the county, with tests being provided for all residents and staff regardless of whether they are showing any symptoms. Ferrer publicly apologized Monday for not offering such widespread testing from the outset of the pandemic, before it was known that people could transmit the virus to others without showing any symptoms of the illness.

The fatalities also continued to have a disproportionate impact on the black community. According to the county, of the 918 people who died for whom information was available, 37% were Latinx, 29% were white, 18% were Asian, 14% were black and 1% were Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Black residents make up roughly 9% of the county's overall population. More than 133,000 Los Angeles County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

City News Service and Patch Staffer Paige Austin contributed to this report.

Link: https://patch.com/california/hollywo...mid-signs-hope

sopas ej Apr 29, 2020 3:44 PM

Tomorrow, my partner will be starting his 7th week of working from home. Since he's been working from home, he's noticed that the young-ish heterosexual couple upstairs have been fighting more and more---a change from the first week, when he said they would have really loud sex. Now they have really loud arguments. They've been living in our building for close to a year now.

The chalk art/chalk drawings on the sidewalks in our neighborhood seem to have died down; maybe kids are getting sick of it. Since the start of the stay-at-home order, I noticed more and more noisy kids; I still hear more noisy kids on the weekend, but this past weekend I feel like the sound has died down, I'm thinking it's because we've been running our A/C since the weather here has heated up. The A/C can make for nice white noise.

One of the restaurants in our immediate neighborhood seems to be doing more and more business for takeout.

We haven't left Los Angeles County since the beginning of March. In the past 7 weeks, I've visited my parents twice.

xzmattzx Apr 30, 2020 4:33 AM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8907385)
Tomorrow, my partner will be starting his 7th week of working from home. Since he's been working from home, he's noticed that the young-ish heterosexual couple upstairs have been fighting more and more---a change from the first week, when he said they would have really loud sex. Now they have really loud arguments. They've been living in our building for close to a year now.

The chalk art/chalk drawings on the sidewalks in our neighborhood seem to have died down; maybe kids are getting sick of it. Since the start of the stay-at-home order, I noticed more and more noisy kids; I still hear more noisy kids on the weekend, but this past weekend I feel like the sound has died down, I'm thinking it's because we've been running our A/C since the weather here has heated up. The A/C can make for nice white noise.

One of the restaurants in our immediate neighborhood seems to be doing more and more business for takeout.

We haven't left Los Angeles County since the beginning of March. In the past 7 weeks, I've visited my parents twice.

Regarding your first two points, I have been seeing a few articles lately about how the collective mental health of the country is really deteriorating now.

hauntedheadnc Apr 30, 2020 2:04 PM

Every year the local HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project, holds an event called Dining Out For Life. You go eat at a participating restaurant, and that restaurant donates part of the proceeds to WNCAP. Dining Out For Life is today, and has been re-christened Dining In For Life. You can get takeout or delivery from participating restaurants, and they'll still donate part of their take to WNCAP today. Another Dining Out For Life has been scheduled for December in the hopes that some semblance of normalcy will have returned by then. It touched my heart to see so many restaurants, even in the face of this economic hellscape, still willing to help out. It also touched my heart to see that Asheville's only Ethiopian restaurant is participating and is open for takeout and delivery. I have a soft spot for them after they struggled some after opening, and put out an ad a few years ago that laid it out bluntly for the community: You wanted Ethiopian food, we provide it, and if you don't pony up we're going under. The community rallied around them, and it honestly makes me a little misty-eyed to see that they're surviving this, and not only that, but they're willing to take part in this fundraiser.

Asheville is a foodie town, and reading all the local news about how all the restaurants are trying so hard and having to be so creative really just makes me tear up sometimes. I've always had a lot of respect for our local chefs and restaurant staffs, but never as much as I do now. These people are working hard right now.

mrnyc Apr 30, 2020 6:34 PM

hellooo cleeeveland :cheers:


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWUbbIyW...pg&name=medium

https://twitter.com/PatrickShepherd/...033277441?s=20

homebucket Apr 30, 2020 11:35 PM

We can go outside now!

Quote:

California releases detailed list of outdoor activities allowed during shutdown
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 3:46 pm PDT, Thursday, April 30, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is encouraging residents to go outdoors during the shelter-in-place order as long as they follow social distancing guidelines.

"We want you to see sunsets," he said. "We want you to enjoy activities outdoors. What they don't want is people congregating outside in large groups."

The governor noted the state has released a new list of activities allowed on its COVID19.ca.gov website, and we've posted it below. All of these activities are allowed as long as they're done only with members of your household and if you maintain a distance of six feet from others.

-- Athletics
-- Badminton (singles)
-- Throwing a baseball or softball
-- BMX biking
-- Canoeing (singles)
-- Crabbing
-- Cycling
-- Exploring rock pools
-- Gardening (not in groups)
-- Golf (singles, walking – no cart)
-- Hiking (on trails and paths allowing distancing)
-- Horseback riding (singles)
-- Jogging and running
-- Kite boarding and kitesurfing
-- Meditation
-- Outdoor photography
-- Picnics (with your stay-home household members only)
-- Quad Biking
-- Rock Climbing
-- Roller Skating and Roller Blading
-- Rowing (singles)
-- Scootering (not in groups)
-- Skateboarding (not in groups)
-- Soft martial arts – Tai Chi, Chi Kung (not in groups)
-- Table tennis (singles)
-- Throw and catch an American mini football, Frisbee or Frisbee golf (not in groups)
-- Trail running
-- Trampolining
-- Tree climbing
-- Volleyball (singles)
-- Walk the dog
-- Wash the car
-- Watch the sunrise or sunset
-- Yoga



https://www.sfgate.com/news/editorsp...e-15238108.php

xzmattzx May 1, 2020 12:12 AM

Aren't most of these already allowed, and/or obvious?

Also, my friend in San Jose said he is going golfing this weekend and they have a group with a time reserved. So I am wondering how this stuff is going to go.

jtown,man May 1, 2020 12:29 AM

I went for a walk the other day, I honestly couldn't get the smile off my face. I noticed others looked happy too. It was a nice day and a decent amount of people were out enjoying it. This one lady was cracking up on the phone, a dog was running away from it's owner...while the owner was laughing at the situation. A kid had a gnarly wreck on his scooter but landed in some grass/side of a bush so he was good.

It was a weird walk, like I was watching a movie or something. Anyways, It reminded me that going outside is amazing and being out with people is so important for our health. The nice summer weather will naturally get even the most scared people out of their houses. It boosted me up for a couple of days.

SteveD May 1, 2020 2:38 PM

Exploring rock pools? :shrug: :cheers:

Georgia, which sort of never shut down, is sort of opening back up again.

I don't really think most of metro Atlanta is, and metro Atlanta is about 60% of the state population and more than 2/3rds of the state economy.

Vlajos May 1, 2020 2:48 PM

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Originally Posted by jtown,man (Post 8909062)
I went for a walk the other day, I honestly couldn't get the smile off my face. I noticed others looked happy too. It was a nice day and a decent amount of people were out enjoying it. This one lady was cracking up on the phone, a dog was running away from it's owner...while the owner was laughing at the situation. A kid had a gnarly wreck on his scooter but landed in some grass/side of a bush so he was good.

It was a weird walk, like I was watching a movie or something. Anyways, It reminded me that going outside is amazing and being out with people is so important for our health. The nice summer weather will naturally get even the most scared people out of their houses. It boosted me up for a couple of days.

Yes, being outside is a huge help. We go out every day for walks. The weather here is supposed to be perfect this weekend. Very much looking forward to it. We are even having a social distanced cocktail party in the alley with neighbors.

sopas ej May 1, 2020 3:27 PM

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Originally Posted by SteveD (Post 8909458)
Exploring rock pools? :shrug: :cheers:

Tide pools. Same thing, I guess. I say tide pools, not rock pools, BTW.

Photos by me, taken back in 2014. This is off Point Fermin, San Pedro, Los Angeles.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...92&oe=5ED1AD05

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SteveD May 1, 2020 3:30 PM

Thank you! People exploring rock pools!!

sopas ej May 1, 2020 3:46 PM

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Originally Posted by SteveD (Post 8909538)
Thank you! People exploring rock pools!!

I love tide pools. My favorite kind of beach. I guess I like sandy beaches too, but I'm not one to just lie in the sand. I like to walk and explore tide pools, and see little sea creatures in the tide pools, and the fractals of nature...

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...3a&oe=5ED33605
Photo by me


https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...a9&oe=5ED34027
Photo by me

homebucket May 1, 2020 4:26 PM

The nice thing about tide pools is you can forage for an entire meal there too. Don't even need to go grocery shopping!

Here's a list of things you can find:
Kelp
Rock fish
Octopus
Eel
Mussel
Limpets
Abalone
Sea Snails
Crabs
Sea urchin (uni)

https://live.staticflickr.com/7883/3...ca8730eb_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/7821/3...4125c74b_b.jpg

hauntedheadnc May 1, 2020 7:35 PM

A new mural with a message about the coronavirus appeared overnight in downtown Asheville:

https://wlos.com/resources/media/023...?1588348445585
Source.

Steely Dan May 1, 2020 10:39 PM

just a reminder here folks,

because questions surrounding the necessity/efficacy of the stay at home orders have become so stupidly fucking politicized (like everything else in our ass-hat society), they will be summarily deleted from this thread.

take that shit to the CE toilet.

montréaliste May 2, 2020 1:49 AM

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Originally Posted by hauntedheadnc (Post 8909977)
A new mural with a message about the coronavirus appeared overnight in downtown Asheville:

https://wlos.com/resources/media/023...?1588348445585
Source.


Love them droplets.


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