John Russell

What Re-Opening America Option Would You Choose?

Voting has Ended

A poll on how the US should proceed about pandemic. 

Remove all restrictions on businesses , social gatherings, restaurants, bars, sports events, etc. Complete return to pre-pandemic lifestyles and activities.
Return to normal in "phases" based on strict adherence to guidelines developed by viral epidemic experts on a state by state basis. This could mean no large gatherings (like concerts or sporting events) for many months.
Keep all non essential businesses, and restaurants, and social gatherings closed until testing levels reach the point where everyone can be tested for covid 19.


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Citizen Kane-473667
Professor Guide
10  Citizen Kane-473667    2 years ago

#1. Open it all back up. This thing has proven to be what I believed it would be all along: A fart in a windstorm! No matter how much they try to cook the numbers to make it seem worse than it is, the common flu has claimed more lives in the same time span ...and we have a vaccine for that!

Meanwhile lets put all of the "non-essentials" under house arrest, microchip their asses, lock them up if they don't obey, put Main Street into bankruptcy, and track everyone's whereabouts so we know who they are hanging out with. As long as they do what we say instead of doing what we ourselves do, it will all be okay. Can't be too careful when it comes to these peasants you know!

dennis smith
PhD Silent
9  dennis smith    2 years ago

It is up to the governors of each state to determine how and when to reopen. The consequences good or bad falls on their shoulders. 

Professor Expert
8  Tacos!    2 years ago

We should be trying to reopen everything with people taking proper precautions. Maybe for things like baseball games, that’s not a realistic expectation, but for most other situations, I think it is.

Mark in Wyoming
Professor Silent
7  Mark in Wyoming     2 years ago

I wouldn't choose any of the 3 offered , but then again , where I live its a moot point . phased reopening is already in progress, and since my state has had no mandated stay at home orders , most of the essential places have remained open through out . I have even been driving semi since jan roughly 500 miles a day until the recent contract was filled . what I do think needs to happen is that those that test positive currently , do need to be quarantined at home , by law , irregardless of age . 

people know their own risk factors and should use common sense in evaluating them , I did when working , I interacted with no one during work , drove ,loaded and unloaded myself in a remote area away from people and didn't stop along the way. ,

as for the need to get food or other things , I used common sense and limited my trips into town , to one a day did everything I needed done during that one trip IF I made the trip at all , when I did I used a mask before it was said to be a wise choice , moreso because of my springtime allergies and the sneezing and coughing I go through , the looks if I did either of those without a mask made one feel like a leper.

 things here are scheduled to reopen this fri (5-15-20)with restrictions, i also doubt i will be in any rush to go anyplace that reopens such as the cafes , bars and other things because i am keeping track of the daily numbers of infection , recovery and such, and i doubt people will serious take the needed precautions , to stop the spread .Sure the businesses will , but patrons , not so much.

So i dont have to choose any of the 3 offered , the choice is being made already, but , just because someone else has made the choice , doesnt mean i have to blindly follow them in their chosen course of action .

me getting a free beer on my birthday the 21st just isnt that important to me as the risk presented in getting it..

so i guess what i am saying is its up to a person to use their own common sense after evaluationg the risks they both face and pose to others as well as what is going on around them locally  when making such a choice this important.

PhD Participates
6  Jasper2529    2 years ago

The poll doesn't provide enough information for me to make an educated choice, and here's why:

  • There's no definition of "essential" vs. "non-essential". A small business owner considers his bakery, bistro, coffee shop, shoe store, etc., "essential" to his own family and those of his few employees.
  • There's no category for education: pre-K through post-secondary.
Senior Guide
6.1  XXJefferson51  replied to  Jasper2529 @6    2 years ago

Agreed. Also many states are too big to have a one size fits all.  What might be required for Chicago is hardly at all applicable to the rest of Illinois. 

Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jasper2529 @6    2 years ago

Where I am, the only things considered "essential" were supermarkets, pharmacies and banks. I'm not sure if they were, but I would think that places that provided essential parts for continuing daily living, such as plumbing and electrical supplies would remain accessible by professionals.

charger 383
Professor Quiet
5  charger 383    2 years ago

I voted for number 2 and devoting all possible resources to finding cures.  This should be the maximum priority    

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4  Trout Giggles    2 years ago

I vote for option 2 but you could do phased in sporting events. Say you don't allow more than 33% capacity and every one is screened before they come in. Then enforce social distancing or masks

Sparty On
Professor Principal
3  Sparty On    2 years ago

None of the above.    

Every State, every city and every county is different.    I would use a phased in approach decided on at the local level.    Three or four tiers of reopening restriction depending individual circumstances.    This could be established and verified at the state level.

None of your choices have enough detail for such an approach.

Masters Expert
3.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Sparty On @3    2 years ago
None of your choices have enough detail for such an approach

Ergo, why I always note that any poll can provide the predetermined desired outcome predicated on the questions asked.

The "best" option with the limited information available is two.  But the "expertise" of any individual needs to be examined in addition to any theories he/she provides.

Lucifer Morningstar
Professor Guide
2  Lucifer Morningstar    2 years ago

None of the above.

Professor Principal
1  JohnRussell    2 years ago

Choose one of these three, and feel free to elaborate if you propose another option. 

Masters Expert
1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 years ago
Choose one of these three, and feel free to elaborate if you propose another option. 

You left out the most important option.

#4:  None of the above.