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COVID Shutdown Aftereffects

Discussion in 'Off Topic But Still Civil' started by page2171, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. rapidtrans

    rapidtrans Well-Known Member

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    In Michigan the no-mask folks are in the Detroit and immediate adjacent communities. Not your Trump supporters in the least. Tell em to wear a mask, be prepared for an assault. Multiple stories on the news of store employees and shoppers being attacked just for asking them to mask-up.
     
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  2. DC-93

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    Not what I see.
     
  3. DC-93

    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    This.
     
  4. rapidtrans

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    Utica is 12 miles north of Detroit, not adjacent, in Macomb county.
    Macomb voted for Rump in 2016.
     
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    Not to get political, but honestly like everything else it's across the board.
    Lots of people with BLK shirts walking around in and out of stores no masks.
     
  8. Salty old cracker

    Salty old cracker Active Member

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    Sorry BLM shirts damn auto correct.
     
  9. DC-93

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    Sturgis, ND.
     
  10. page2171

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    South Dakota ;)
     
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    A happy update on my mom. Since I started this thread, mom has bounced back and forth between the hospital and rehab facility four times (maybe five, I might have lost track). She's had two surgeries. One to glue a vertebra back together, and another to fuse a few vertebrae. She's stayed Covid-free. Finally after all of that she's going to be able to go home next week as long as she doesn't regress in her therapy. It has been a long emotionally draining few months.
     
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    Great news!
     
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  13. DC-93

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    Approaching 200,000 deaths in the US.
     
  14. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    No end in sight.

    Our kids started kindergarten, but it’s virtual for the first 6 weeks and then maybe hybrid after that. We filled out a survey last week that asked if we’d prefer virtual until January which we would...if nothing else for the consistency. We’ve kept the kids in their private preschool, and they can do their virtual learning for kindergarten from there. It’s expensive, but we trust them and they’re great with the kids.
     
  15. Doug D

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    Our grandchildren (11, 6 and 5) started virtual school on 8/31/2020. They may go to the school 2 days a week (hybrid) in mid-October depending on how things go. The 11 year old (6th grade) and the 5 year old (Kindergarten) are doing fine, but the 6 year old (1st grade) is having a hard time. It took 2/3 of the year for her to adjust well in Kindergarten and about the time she was opening up the schools were shut down due to the pandemic.
     
  16. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    We thought about doing the hybrid, but decided against it for a couple of reasons. First, part time at their preschool is almost as expensive as full time so going to actual school two days a week wouldn’t save us much money anyway. Second, there’s no guarantee that they won’t shut down the hybrid plan at some point if things get worse...and judging by the mask less idiots i saw out waving flags and political signs along RT 13 the other day...amongst other places...I’d say it’s a real possibility that that could happen.

    They also can’t guarantee that the kids will have bus transportation either because of staffing. We can get them there ourselves if we had to...we have to transport to their current school which is farther away....but that’s one more thing to consider too.
     
  17. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    Our rural county has had ads for bus drivers for the past few years. They struggled to keep enough drivers on hand last year. As it is some drivers were running multiple runs - like one for the elementary schools and then for the middle or high school students. Fortunately the MS/HS had a different start time than the elementary schools.

    It's not easy to get a school bus license. An applicant actually has to obtain a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) and it's not exactly an easy test to pass.
     
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    Our school district is expanding rapidly with new housing developments popping up all over the place, and building new schools to accommodate the influx of new students. Just with that they’ve had a hard time keeping up with demand for drivers, and now add Covid into the equation and they’re even more shorthanded. It’s understandable for sure, but it’s adds another layer of burden on the parents to have to arrange for transportation when they’re already having to function as teachers in many ways as well, on top of trying to juggle their own work schedules.

    This a a highly stressful time, with a lot of logistical hurdles, that’s for darn sure.
     
  19. AC TC

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    In sweden we keept all our pre, and ground schools open during the crisis. (1-16 years old pupills) and most of the gymnasiums (16-19) open with the latter using a higher degree of home studies supported by theachers on the net.
    - the schools just have keept working.
    Its actually quite calm in the covid cirkus here in sweden, a bit more unemployment, a bit more economic uncerantaty due to the fact that we export most of our production, spread is slow and deathtolls are lowering, intesive care needs have almost disappeard.
    - social distansing is working among grown up people and so is basic hygiens like whasing your hands etc.
    - as a by function things like vomiting illness and the usual colds has gone down and the perscription of antibiotics has also lowered.
    Its funny that the fight against use of antibiotic use has had its best improvement with basic hygiene behaviour..
     
  20. Bob Lincoln

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    The downside was the early 14% death rate, which dropped off to less than 6%. In the US, it peaked around 7% and is now 3%.
     
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