A quick reopening, a surge in infections, and a U.S. recovery at risk


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Via:  flynavy1  •  2 weeks ago  •  6 comments

A quick reopening, a surge in infections, and a U.S. recovery at risk
“If you add in the risk-tolerant going maskless to indoor parties, then the virus will be prevalent ... and the risk-averse will still be afraid to go back to shopping, thus, the recession lengthens and maybe deepens.”

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (Reuters) - When Texas reopened bars for the Memorial Day weekend last month, cooped-up millennials and Gen Zers took full advantage, flouting social distancing rules to pack clubs and pushing their credit card spending in the next two weeks back to 2019 levels. 
That brief fling with a more fulsome economic reopening, replicated in southern states like Florida and South Carolina, has boomeranged in a resurgence of novel coronavirus cases that is now changing the nature of the pandemic and likely to test the strength of any broader economic rebound.
The reports of widening outbreaks in places like Florida and Texas have noted that it is now younger adults who are getting infected with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. That could temper the death rate since young adults are less likely to die from the disease, but could also upend the country’s patchwork economic reopening.
Already fitful, the situation may become murkier as some localities backtrack on reopening plans, stores re-shutter, and Americans sort themselves into those willing to risk more exposure and those still abiding by health guidelines.
It’s a recipe, economists and epidemiologists warn, for a muted recovery that could turn recent good news into little more than a head fake. A recent drop in daily deaths may also prove fleeting.

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1  seeder  FLYNAVY1    2 weeks ago

We got results in the early spiking states of NY, NJ, CT and IL and have gotten them under control for the most part.  

Why didn't states like Texas, and Florida watch, listen and learn.  The people in those states didn't need to go through this. 

1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1    2 weeks ago

Why didn't states like Texas, and Florida watch, listen and learn.  The people in those states didn't need to go through this. 

because they were lied to by pols, and disregarded science

1.1.1  r.t..b...  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1    2 weeks ago
and disregarded science

For the life of me, and I do mean the life of me, I cannot understand how the inconvenience of donning a mask has somehow been conflated to a first amendment right of freedom of expression.

We have laws controlling speed limits, the wearing of seatbelts, etc., etc. that have been enacted given established scientific facts to ameliorate the effects of non-compliance. While we face the facts of dealing with this pandemic and no specific laws have been enacted, the facts remain. Kudos to those in leadership positions who have enacted regulations to stem the tide given the scientific evidence. Dismissing the same in the name of political expediency is beyond reprehensible.

1.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  r.t..b... @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

People are either stupid, stubborn, ignorant, or ALL of the above .

2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Florida set a new record for cases yesterday at 8947. The previous high was 3 days ago at 5511...

It is out of control in FL and the governor, DeSantis has NOT required mandatory face masks. Thankfully we have mayors that have more brains than the governor. 

The RNC is to be held in Jacksonville in August..I'm sure that the people of J'ville are overjoyed about that. Disney has delayed it's opening as well.  

It Is ME
2.1  It Is ME  replied to  Kavika @2    2 weeks ago

Gotta love Kids ! jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg

It's always ALL about the kids ! jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif


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