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1 hour ago, Macanudo said:

Paxton's weighing in with his stupidity signed the death warrant for a lot of teachers and parents plus whatever kids aren't just asymptomatic.  

The State of Texas is run by idiots.

I don't think it'll hold up in court, the man is an idiot 

 

 Attorney General Ken Paxton released a letter — which is not legally binding — in which he opined that state law does not allow local health authorities to order the closure of schools as a preemptive measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Macanudo said:

Paxton's weighing in with his stupidity signed the death warrant for a lot of teachers and parents plus whatever kids aren't just asymptomatic.  

The State of Texas is run by idiots.

I want to punch him in his gimp eye. 

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It's interesting to me how often I read about a GOP talking point on this board either immediately before or after hearing that exact talking point from my Dad. Just yesterday I said one of the teachers at our kids daycare had apparently tested positive a while back (our kids have been home) and he immediately asks if she's Hispanic because most of the cases are Hispanic. Not really sure what point he was trying to make except to steer clear of Hispanics? (my wife, no pics, is Hispanic). They must have a morning briefing to make sure everyone is on the same page.

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The Hispanic thing is really something. The GOP has latched onto it as if the virus is somehow more likely to target those with Hispanic genes, rather than the obvious fact that high risk industries like food service and construction have a disproportionately Hispanic workforce. Really telling how they choose to interpret that information.

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Yeah the daycare didn't disclose if she was Hispanic, because it's irrelevant, but even if she was my guess would be that working in a daycare put her at higher risk than being Hispanic. Just a hunch though.

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56 minutes ago, gmr548 said:

The Hispanic thing is really something. The GOP has latched onto it as if the virus is somehow more likely to target those with Hispanic genes, rather than the obvious fact that high risk industries like food service and construction have a disproportionately Hispanic workforce. Really telling how they choose to interpret that information.

 

The good thing about Texas is there's not many Hispanics that you can catch it from.

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I have a question for the lawyers on this board.  My kid is about to start at a public high school this year and my district is doing a choice of virtual or in person learning.  We have chosen virtual.  My kid’s school offers “paths” like engineering or business that the kids choose when they start high school and then take courses on those subjects for the next four years.  My question is do the schools have to offer all the courses to both virtual and in person students?  I ask because my kid had planned on doing the engineering path and according to the school that intro class won’t be offered virtually meaning he screws up his 4 years as you have to start that path as a freshman.  I was curious if that is legal to not offer all the kids the same access to all the classes.  I am not suing them or anything just curious.

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The good thing about Texas is there's not many Hispanics that you can catch it from.
Well that's why we need to really crack down on border crossings, obviously.

Fuck, GOP "logic" hurts my brain.

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1 hour ago, gmr548 said:

The Hispanic thing is really something. The GOP has latched onto it as if the virus is somehow more likely to target those with Hispanic genes, rather than the obvious fact that high risk industries like food service and construction have a disproportionately Hispanic workforce. Really telling how they choose to interpret that information.

Cannon fodder in the war to reopen the economy.

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I imagine they will say it’s some type of elective type track and those things aren’t “essential” to the basic functioning of the school. It’s bullshit but I am sure they have ways of covering their asses for such circumstances.  Sucks for the kids though. 

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For levity, here is are some opinions of Texas residents and voters that went to A&M

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For levity, here is are some opinions of Texas residents and voters that went to A&M
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Well now we know the texags handles for DT's finest.

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I like how "kids don't get it," but they all believed a Youtube video from a pediatrician and how she treats patients.

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Isn't Daddy98 that idiot insurance agent in Conroe or the Woodlands or something?  He's a straight up moron and that fact has been well and long established.

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1 minute ago, NameAlreadyInUse said:

Isn't Daddy98 that idiot insurance agent in Conroe or the Woodlands or something?  He's a straight up moron and that fact has been well and long established.

IOW a typical aggy

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1 minute ago, Okie State said:

Is 'kids don't get it' a new talking point? Hadn't heard that one before.

not only do they apparently not get it, apparently they don't spread it either.

somehow we know that despite all of us keeping our kids home for consecutive months now.

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21 minutes ago, Okie State said:

Is 'kids don't get it' a new talking point? Hadn't heard that one before.

Texas Senator Cornyn spread that in the beginning of July. Because he's an idiot. 

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2 hours ago, NameAlreadyInUse said:

Isn't Daddy98 that idiot insurance agent in Conroe or the Woodlands or something?  He's a straight up moron and that fact has been well and long established.

You just described half of texags.

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I'm no doctor but isn't it, I don't know, science that viruses are spread by all ages?  I mean if we are talking about a cold, the flu, measles, etc... is there a virus that is only spread by humans that are over the age of 18?  Maybe I am wrong on this and will gladly admit to being so but I am pretty sure that people of all ages (including kids) can catch Covid and spread it.  Kids may not get as sick from it as adults but that is a different talking point.

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Kids don’t spread the virus is one of the dumber GOP talking points of late. That’s just ridiculously stupid. 

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1 hour ago, JimmyJames said:

That’s just ridiculously stupid. 

That has certainly never stopped them before.

Fuck the GOP and all their enablers.  If you align yourself with them, you deserve nothing but derision and ridicule.  We'd be better off with the Ministry of Silly Walks in charge.  

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Wow..... over 300 fatalities.  Awful.  Postivity rate is about 12.5% so while we've flattened and found a plateau, it's not looking like it's going to stop anytime soon.

 

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Wow..... over 300 fatalities.  Awful.  Postivity rate is about 12.5% so while we've flattened and found a plateau, it's not looking like it's going to stop anytime soon.
 
Deaths are lagging. We started seeing hospitalizations increase in, what, the last week of June? And they increased for weeks after that before starting to come down last week. We can expect significant death counts well into August, unfortunately.

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5 minutes ago, gmr548 said:
54 minutes ago, Patrick Bateman said:
Wow..... over 300 fatalities.  Awful.  Postivity rate is about 12.5% so while we've flattened and found a plateau, it's not looking like it's going to stop anytime soon.
 

Deaths are lagging. We started seeing hospitalizations increase in, what, the last week of June? And they increased for weeks after that before starting to come down last week. We can expect significant death counts well into August, unfortunately.

Yes, they lag, but we also just changed the way we declare data.  Cases are down, positivity is down, but not to levels that indicate a stark declination.  Agree, deaths will continue for a while.  At least 2 more weeks, but need to get cases closer to 4-5k and positivity rates below 10 before we'll see a stark decrease.

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12 hours ago, Okie State said:

It's interesting to me how often I read about a GOP talking point on this board either immediately before or after hearing that exact talking point from my Dad. Just yesterday I said one of the teachers at our kids daycare had apparently tested positive a while back (our kids have been home) and he immediately asks if she's Hispanic because most of the cases are Hispanic. Not really sure what point he was trying to make except to steer clear of Hispanics? (my wife, no pics, is Hispanic). They must have a morning briefing to make sure everyone is on the same page.

I’m amazed at how quickly the right/alt right disseminates info.  Your crazy friend on FB, Diamond and Silk, and OAN or someone all magically start talking about the same thing at the same time.  Look at that stupid video yesterday.  Same with Planedmic.

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6 hours ago, JimmyJames said:

Kids don’t spread the virus is one of the dumber GOP talking points of late. That’s just ridiculously stupid. 

Kids don't spread the virus because kids don't go to bars.

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10 minutes ago, Beau Vine said:

Kids don't spread the virus because kids don't go to bars.

and they're not in school 

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Ive been super careful in all this to the point of getting teased.
That said. Let my son play fall soccer or nah? First tourney is in SA for labor day. Thoughts

Fwiw we aren't doing in person school.
I'm more curious about thoughts on outdoor transmission.

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Ive been super careful in all this to the point of getting teased.
That said. Let my son play fall soccer or nah? First tourney is in SA for labor day. Thoughts

Fwiw we aren't doing in person school.
I'm more curious about thoughts on outdoor transmission.
Outdoor transmission in general isn't a big cocern but I'd probably avoid a large group contact sport. JMO.

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6 minutes ago, Born to Run said:

Ive been super careful in all this to the point of getting teased.
That said. Let my son play fall soccer or nah? First tourney is in SA for labor day. Thoughts

Fwiw we aren't doing in person school.
I'm more curious about thoughts on outdoor transmission.

To each his own but that's a no for me.  

Ive told my kids that they'll stay home for two years if we have to.

Plus the stuff published today about long term heart issues from Covid just reinforces it in my opinion.

It's just not worth it.

Ive talked to my kids about my great grandparent living during 2 World Wars and the Depression and about having to endure tough times. I don't think they really understand but we still talk about it. 

I don't know what is right.  We've made it this far by staying in and not taking unnecessary risks and that's working.  

Good luck with what you decide.

 

 

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We're sending our preschool age daughter to an all outdoor day camp in 2 weeks. I change my mind daily.

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We're sending our preschool age daughter to an all outdoor day camp in 2 weeks. I change my mind daily.

5 years old and outside for 8+ hours a day in 95+ temps.

You’re most likely not winning dad of the year.

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32 minutes ago, Foosters said:

We're sending our preschool age daughter to an all outdoor day camp in 2 weeks. I change my mind daily.

95 but feels like 110 !

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34 minutes ago, Foosters said:

We're sending our preschool age daughter to an all outdoor day camp in 2 weeks. I change my mind daily.

Pre-school.

All Outdoor.

That's a lot of latrine digging

 

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Not one person alive has more than fleeting memories from when they were 6 years or younger. Soccer doesn’t mean shit

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1 hour ago, Born to Run said:

Ive been super careful in all this to the point of getting teased.
That said. Let my son play fall soccer or nah?

I mean, he can already get seriously injured playing soccer.  

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How much worse can Covid be?

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Kinda forgot what thread I was in when I posted but it's not in TX. It'll be mid 80s and dry. 

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10 hours ago, JimmyJames said:

Kids don’t spread the virus is one of the dumber GOP talking points of late. That’s just ridiculously stupid. 

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6 hours ago, Patrick Bateman said:

Yes, they lag, but we also just changed the way we declare data.

You keep saying this. It’s wrong. There is no reason to even look at those numbers on a national scale because that data is meaningless.The data regarding cases, positive rate, hospitalizations, and deaths are still being reported at the county and state level. What’s changed is they aren’t reporting more specific hospital numbers to CDC. Did you bother to look at the 40 page pdf of the new requirements? Deaths are getting reported more accurately and timely. If anything this would make Trump look bad. He[s screwed things up epically but so far this doesn’t seem to be one of them.

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This sudden and radical decision to change hospital reporting from the CDC to a private third party (TeleTracking) within the Department of Health and Human Services will disrupt established lines of communication and has grave potential to hobble our ability to respond to the pandemic by allocating resources like tests, personal protective equipment and hospital beds, and crafting policies that prevent new infections. Data requirements in an emerging pandemic may not be static; as knowledge and evidence evolve, data systems may need to capture new elements. The CDC is a “trusted broker” of data. This is critical in a pandemic where the financial stakes have never been higher.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/28/covid-19-hospital-data-cdc-column/5478847002/

I mean, ok, so your contention is that CDC has been doing a good job? Name a single thing they’ve done. This change may not be a good thing, but it can’t possibly be worse than doing nothing at all. It’s a beauracratic maneuver to stay relevant. As to the bolded, if that’s what CDC has been in charge of they are a complete failure. I’m not sure what the argument is here. 

Trump maybe hasn’t been listening to CDC. I have no clue what they are telling him. He’s not going to magically start listening now. Maybe if we give him his own little data aggregating entity, and the news is bad, he will listen. I doubt it, but it’s a better alternative than doing the same thing we’ve been doing since January.

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Texas State asked returning students to Self Quarantine for 2 weeks prior to returning. Great concept, but how many will listen? In my son's case he has a job, is deemed essential. Does this mean he quits now? Also this is not that easy to do when you are moving. 

Here we go. San Marcos is going to see the uptick we all expect. 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, tx 3 putt said:

So is abbott going to take a side on the schools oPening ?

He's going to delay, then waffle and manage to piss off everyone.  It's his superpower. 

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He's going to delay, then waffle and manage to piss off everyone.  It's his superpower. 

Pretty much. His weakness and indecision is turning into a real political liability.


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7 minutes ago, Ghost of LL said:


Pretty much. His weakness and indecision is turning into a real political liability.


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More than that. People are dying unnecessarily 

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20 minutes ago, Ghost of LL said:


Pretty much. His weakness and indecision is turning into a real political liability.


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He just can't seem to stand up for what is right.

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11 hours ago, Born to Run said:

Ive been super careful in all this to the point of getting teased.
That said. Let my son play fall soccer or nah? First tourney is in SA for labor day. Thoughts

Fwiw we aren't doing in person school.
I'm more curious about thoughts on outdoor transmission.

My son's team was doing optional practices this summer. I was iffy on it, but I watched the practices and the coach did a great job making sure they kept their distance from each other. They only worked on drills like passing and shooting so they were far apart from each other. During water breaks, the coach put cones on the sideline six feet apart so they knew where to sit and rest. Even at the end of practice when they would usually huddle up and do their cheer, they just did it from wherever they were standing on the field after the last drill. I was cool with it also because this was the only time he got to socialize in-person with his peers and he always looked forward to it.

The season itself got delayed until mid-September. I'm still worried about actual games then though. We've pretty much decided he's going to do virtual school until December.

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