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11 hours ago, ChiTownDoc said:

Yes the holy grail is a vaccine for stupid.  I don't have my hopes up for that one.  

Think of how stupid the average person is. Then realize half of them are stupider than that ~Carlin 

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I’m bombed. Will read the article tomorrow with a clear head and if I’m wrong with the 2-3 restaurants I’ve frequented (a lot), I’ll stop going. Not Rex. Christ. 

It's being reported by several anonymous restaurant workers that large portions of their staff are testing positive and they aren't shutting down. They aren't even skipping a beat and the worst offenders are asking their staff to come in symptomatic. Symptomatic with this virus varies wildly. It could be anywhere from a light cough to ICU. So, if you're willing to roll the dice that the restaurant is following guidelines and being honest with their reporting and methods, by all means, roll the dice. But I'm way more concerned about other people's hubris, stupidity, and malice rather than the virus itself.

 

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32 minutes ago, BradInATX said:

The recent trends, in Travis County at least, are younger people getting hospitalized. Whites and Hispanics are getting hospitalized at a higher increased rate than other races.

Just pulled it into a table (to be fair hospitalizations from TCAD site are week of 6/8 to 6/14) so it may be better just to look at cases vs deaths.

Here is breakdown. The chart shows by age band the % of cases (total reported), Deaths (total reported) & hospitalizations (w/o June 8 to June 14) I will start looking at the age based hospitalizations weekly going forward and update accordingly.

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End of day this is still a killer of old people. People over 80 make up 2.89% of call cases yet account for 36.7% of deaths. If you expand that to 60+ you get 12.85% of cases and 85.32% of deaths.

It will be interesting to see as cases in young people are spiking what happens.

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12 hours ago, DDD Dad said:


Then we will do the dance until we reach herd immunity. Prepare for a new normal over the next 4-5 years.

Does the question then become how can we achieve herd immunity in the quickest manner that does not overwhelm our healthcare system?

I think in person schooling is one of the better ways as it will expose a large number of people who are at the lowest risk.  The problem is for those kids who go home to someone who is at higher risk or for teachers, administrators, janitors, etc who are at higher risk.   For school aged kids, without preexisting conditions,  the mortality threat to them is greater for the flu than for Covid.   So if we treat cases in school like the flu where we have kids not come or go home, but we don’t force quarantine for those they may have contacted (classes keep going) we would get more herd immunity in a “safer” group of the population.

We also need to have remote learning available for those who are at risk or who family at risk...or for teachers and admin with the same.

Keep protecting nursing homes and elderly populations, do as much remote work as possible, have mask use be standard practice, and limit very large gatherings (except football. Need football).
 

But shelter in place or draconian restrictions for 4-5:years won’t work.  It will kill the economy and our ability to live, and we will have massive push back.

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Does the question then become how can we achieve herd immunity in the quickest manner that does not overwhelm our healthcare system?

I think in person schooling is one of the better ways as it will expose a large number of people who are at the lowest risk.  The problem is for those kids who go home to someone who is at higher risk or for teachers, administrators, janitors, etc who are at higher risk.   For school aged kids, without preexisting conditions,  the mortality threat to them is greater for the flu than for Covid.   So if we treat cases in school like the flu where we have kids not come or go home, but we don’t force quarantine for those they may have contacted (classes keep going) we would get more herd immunity in a “safer” group of the population.

We also need to have remote learning available for those who are at risk or who family at risk...or for teachers and admin with the same.

Keep protecting nursing homes and elderly populations, do as much remote work as possible, have mask use be standard practice, and limit very large gatherings (except football. Need football).

 

But shelter in place or draconian restrictions for 4-5:years won’t work.  It will kill the economy and our ability to live, and we will have massive push back.

As of today, there seems to be a playbook for this. Europe and East Asia (even Canada to a lesser extent) are pretty well open again with manageable case loads. admittedly there’s a long way to go on it on how their strategies play out, but where we stand so far seems to pale in comparison.

 

And again, as of today, herd immunity via spread is a damn tough ask when the long term impact of the disease in even the light to moderate symptomatic infections is unknown.

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3 minutes ago, bluto said:


As of today, there seems to be a playbook for this. Europe and East Asia (even Canada) are pretty well open again with manageable case loads. admittedly there’s a long way to go on it on how their strategies play out, but where we stand so far seems to pale in comparison.

And again, as of today, herd immunity via spread is a damn tough ask when the long term impact of the disease in even the light to moderate symptomatic infections is unknown.

Great post

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21 minutes ago, ABSR said:

Does the question then become how can we achieve herd immunity in the quickest manner that does not overwhelm our healthcare system?

I think in person schooling is one of the better ways as it will expose a large number of people who are at the lowest risk.  The problem is for those kids who go home to someone who is at higher risk or for teachers, administrators, janitors, etc who are at higher risk.   For school aged kids, without preexisting conditions,  the mortality threat to them is greater for the flu than for Covid.   So if we treat cases in school like the flu where we have kids not come or go home, but we don’t force quarantine for those they may have contacted (classes keep going) we would get more herd immunity in a “safer” group of the population.

We also need to have remote learning available for those who are at risk or who family at risk...or for teachers and admin with the same.

Keep protecting nursing homes and elderly populations, do as much remote work as possible, have mask use be standard practice, and limit very large gatherings (except football. Need football).
 

But shelter in place or draconian restrictions for 4-5:years won’t work.  It will kill the economy and our ability to live, and we will have massive push back.

So what does someone like me do?  I have two kids entering 9th grade, but we live with my 70+ MIL who can no longer care for herself, has heart issues and takes immunosuppressive drugs?  Stick her ass in a nursing home?

What about my wife and me?  She has a minor heart mumur.  I have very minor hypertension (exacerbated by this thread) and had one asthma attack at the age of 13.  Just see what happens?

Another thing. This idea of “you let you kids go to school during flu season, for them it’s the same” assumes you know a shit ton more than actual about how this virus will behave amongst a petri dish of schoolchildren.  Flu has been around for thousands of years.  We know what it does.  This thing, eight to ten months tops. Does it matter that my kids have A+ blood?  That they were born premature?  That my otherwise completely healthy daughter gets strep just by thinking about it?  

Until you know all those things, using children as a vector for herd immunity because it seems like a good plan is incredibly irresponsible.  

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1 hour ago, Eastwood said:

It's being reported by several anonymous restaurant workers that large portions of their staff are testing positive and they aren't shutting down. They aren't even skipping a beat and the worst offenders are asking their staff to come in symptomatic. Symptomatic with this virus varies wildly. It could be anywhere from a light cough to ICU. So, if you're willing to roll the dice that the restaurant is following guidelines and being honest with their reporting and methods, by all means, roll the dice. But I'm way more concerned about other people's hubris, stupidity, and malice rather than the virus itself.

 

Hey, thanks for allowing me to roll the dice. I haven’t seen these reports. Maybe I should rethink restaurants. 

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2 hours ago, Eastwood said:

It's being reported by several anonymous restaurant workers that large portions of their staff are testing positive and they aren't shutting down. They aren't even skipping a beat and the worst offenders are asking their staff to come in symptomatic. Symptomatic with this virus varies wildly. It could be anywhere from a light cough to ICU. So, if you're willing to roll the dice that the restaurant is following guidelines and being honest with their reporting and methods, by all means, roll the dice. But I'm way more concerned about other people's hubris, stupidity, and malice rather than the virus itself.

 

It occurs to me that a lot of restaurant workers are probably in very high risk groups for a variety of reasons (poverty/need to work, limited access to healthcare, living conditions that don't promote social distancing, etc.).  It may not apply strictly to the maitre d'haute, or the waitstaff, or the chefs, but a lot of the rest are probably C-19 incubators.

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And remember folks, a popped collar on a vineyard vines polo is no substitute for a proper fitting mask.  

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10 minutes ago, Anastasis said:

New Texas focused dashboard to follow.  Some different presentations of the data here that I have not seen on other dashboards.

https://sph.uth.edu/dept/bads/covid19-dashboard

 

Some nice views where they mixed in re-opening timelines, but I'd still like to see things like age & hospitalizations mixed into the counts and also go down to zip code level for each county.

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1 hour ago, Liquor and Poker said:

So what does someone like me do?  I have two kids entering 9th grade, but we live with my 70+ MIL who can no longer care for herself, has heart issues and takes immunosuppressive drugs?  Stick her ass in a nursing home?

What about my wife and me?  She has a minor heart mumur.  I have very minor hypertension (exacerbated by this thread) and had one asthma attack at the age of 13.  Just see what happens?

Another thing. This idea of “you let you kids go to school during flu season, for them it’s the same” assumes you know a shit ton more than actual about how this virus will behave amongst a petri dish of schoolchildren.  Flu has been around for thousands of years.  We know what it does.  This thing, eight to ten months tops. Does it matter that my kids have A+ blood?  That they were born premature?  That my otherwise completely healthy daughter gets strep just by thinking about it?  

Until you know all those things, using children as a vector for herd immunity because it seems like a good plan is incredibly irresponsible.  

I would think for folks in your situation, school districts would need to provide remote learning for your 9th graders as that would be the safest option for your family until a vaccine is developed. 

Same would go for teachers with pre-existing conditions.  You match up those teachers to virtually teach the students who need to stay home.

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18 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

It occurs to me that a lot of restaurant workers are probably in very high risk groups for a variety of reasons (poverty/need to work, limited access to healthcare, living conditions that don't promote social distancing, etc.).  It may not apply strictly to the maitre d'haute, or the waitstaff, or the chefs, but a lot of the rest are probably C-19 incubators.

They also skew younger and single and typically spend a lot of their time after work in bars. So yeah.

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1 hour ago, VolenteHawk said:

Too quickly yes, too soon...nah. Texas never had a reduction in cases, because we never had a first spike. Cases drifted up during the lockdown to a constant-ish daily rate that corresponded to our definition of essential business. If we had opened up the same way, I don’t think it matters if that was Memorial Day or the 4th of July...a spike was coming.

 

On the too soon, I disagree.

I agree that Texas hadn't spiked because of quick action to prevent spread.

But just because there wasn't a spike, it's not like you guys were spared. You had ~30K cases when the reopen started. Along with that, you had yet to "flatten the curve".

Everyone sees growth post "shut down" because of how this spread pre-symptomatically, we are 2 weeks behind it. And when you look at any state that has "controlled" growth, they saw cases continue to climb a month after shut down before flattening the curve really started.

 That is based on the following data sources:

https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/texas-coronavirus-cases.html

I would also say that this being inevitable? No way. Again, look at any controlled state, NY, NJ, Mass, Penn - they haven't seen spikes post Memorial Day.

* Looking at the Texas data, IMHO there is a very slight downturn of total cases in early April, which looks like the spike prevention from shutting down. You can also make out a slight downturn in mid/late May which looks like the beginning of maybe flattening the curve, before it just blows up.

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56 minutes ago, Anastasis said:

New Texas focused dashboard to follow.  Some different presentations of the data here that I have not seen on other dashboards.

https://sph.uth.edu/dept/bads/covid19-dashboard

 

 

Love the graph on testing vs cases which totally blows a hole in the case of anyone saying 'Increased testing! Increased testing!'

The projected case count is downright scary stuff too. With those numbers, that would put Texas on the doorstep of 200K cases by the July 5th.

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daughter in San Marcos tested positive Monday, took 10 days to get results.  They told her that since she has not had symptoms she can resume life.  As a precaution she is quarantining an additional week and getting another test.  

5 days prior to the positive test she got a rapid test, her BF and his roommate tested positive so she got tested, 1 hour results, negative.  Prompted to get the second test because 2 roommates work at Chuy’s which had an outbreak.  1 tested positive, one negative.   Among their close circle they know over 30 who have tested positive, only 2 with any symptoms at all and those were extremely minor.  
 

San Marcos doing its part toward herd immunity!

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34 minutes ago, Treefidy said:

daughter in San Marcos tested positive Monday, took 10 days to get results.  They told her that since she has not had symptoms she can resume life.  As a precaution she is quarantining an additional week and getting another test.  

5 days prior to the positive test she got a rapid test, her BF and his roommate tested positive so she got tested, 1 hour results, negative.  Prompted to get the second test because 2 roommates work at Chuy’s which had an outbreak.  1 tested positive, one negative.   Among their close circle they know over 30 who have tested positive, only 2 with any symptoms at all and those were extremely minor.  
 

San Marcos doing its part toward herd immunity!

Do they feel ok? Sucks they’re positive but have they been able to weather it ok? Hoping none of them have been hospitalized or worse

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Another thing to consider is the number of people testing negative, but actually have the virus.

A friend of mine has been sick, got tested negative twice, then got an CXR and CT that confirmed both the COVID and the pneumonia she was experiencing.

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I get that it seems ridiculous people are being asked to choose between in person school or not in June/July but I think people also need to think about what a shit show this is from a planning perspective for school districts.  They were basically told there would be in person schooling but very little guidance beyond that.    I saw a post from someone I went to law school with that shared some thoughts from an attorney representing school districts and the issues they are trying to think through.  Logistics around transportation (only way to socially distance on a school bus would be to have more busses, where is that in a budget?), staffing concerns, mask wearing, cleaning frequency, social distancing in classroom, sharing supplies, drop off/temp checks, what symptoms (other than fever) for sending kids home, what is protocol when there are positive cases in a classroom, what is protocol when positive cases with cafeteria workers  (and what if you have to shut cafeteria down when so many depend on school lunches for food). 

I'm just glad I don't have kids in school yet and that I'm not in charge of trying to figure all of this out, but I really sympathize with those that do/are.

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Went to Walmart earlier, maybe 10% masked,. pretty even across the board, mal, female, black, white, young or old.  One exception, hispanic.  Did d see one single person wearing a mask. Social distancing was quite good though, which was surprising.

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30 minutes ago, achooloco said:

Do they feel ok? Sucks they’re positive but have they been able to weather it ok? Hoping none of them have been hospitalized or worse

So daughter has the most recent results of the group of ~30, her results came back positive Monday  6/22. The actual test was 10 days prior on 6/12.  No symptoms, nothing at all.   Of the group, one said she had a cough and sore throat for 2 days and another said she couldn’t taste her OJ.  Out of the group those were all and the extent of symptoms, all the rest tested positive with no symptoms.   
 

I was extremely skeptical of the ~80% asymptomatic/immune theory posited earlier on, but in light of new information there must be something to it, or at least the idea some may have immunity from other Coronas.  ,I don’t know all of them but I do know 11 of the positives quite well, they come hang at our place regularly during normal times.  We are relieved and grateful that they are all well, and at this point we consider this a best case because we now worry less about how diligent they are (or weren’t) in trying to avoid catching it.  

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4 hours ago, Eastwood said:

It's being reported by several anonymous restaurant workers that large portions of their staff are testing positive and they aren't shutting down. They aren't even skipping a beat and the worst offenders are asking their staff to come in symptomatic. Symptomatic with this virus varies wildly. It could be anywhere from a light cough to ICU. So, if you're willing to roll the dice that the restaurant is following guidelines and being honest with their reporting and methods, by all means, roll the dice. But I'm way more concerned about other people's hubris, stupidity, and malice rather than the virus itself.

This is a good way to make things worse and get shut for a longer period of time.

And if somebody outside of those restaurants finds out that the restaurants have known infected workers present and working, that seems like a good lawsuit waiting to happen.

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4 hours ago, bluto said:

As of today, there seems to be a playbook for this. Europe and East Asia (even Canada to a lesser extent) are pretty well open again with manageable case loads. admittedly there’s a long way to go on it on how their strategies play out, but where we stand so far seems to pale in comparison.

And again, as of today, herd immunity via spread is a damn tough ask when the long term impact of the disease in even the light to moderate symptomatic infections is unknown.

It seems like half of America is fighting off the 'beetus, so that's hurting us from the start.  

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39 minutes ago, Skipper said:

I get that it seems ridiculous people are being asked to choose between in person school or not in June/July but I think people also need to think about what a shit show this is from a planning perspective for school districts.  They were basically told there would be in person schooling but very little guidance beyond that.    I saw a post from someone I went to law school with that shared some thoughts from an attorney representing school districts and the issues they are trying to think through.  Logistics around transportation (only way to socially distance on a school bus would be to have more busses, where is that in a budget?), staffing concerns, mask wearing, cleaning frequency, social distancing in classroom, sharing supplies, drop off/temp checks, what symptoms (other than fever) for sending kids home, what is protocol when there are positive cases in a classroom, what is protocol when positive cases with cafeteria workers  (and what if you have to shut cafeteria down when so many depend on school lunches for food). 

I'm just glad I don't have kids in school yet and that I'm not in charge of trying to figure all of this out, but I really sympathize with those that do/are.

Don't forget parents who give their kids Tylenol to knock a fever down so they can go to school, only for the kid to reveal it to the nurse later on in the day when their fever goes back up.

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For those who missed it:

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-testing-limited-austin/269-d38094c1-3c7c-45a6-9119-34463130cc19

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Mayor Steve Adler said that Austin will no longer be testing those without COVID-19 symptoms because there are not currently enough tests for the number of people seeking them.

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"Dr. [Mark] Escott is now saying that not everybody can get tested. We're going to go back to only testing people who are symptomatic because we frankly don't have enough testing capability and the tests are not coming back quickly enough," Adler said.

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Additionally, the mayor asked those with insurance to not use the City of Austin's public health testing and to contact their doctors and insurance about where to get tested to save a place in the already overwhelmed public testing line.

 

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5 hours ago, bluto said:

As of today, there seems to be a playbook for this. Europe and East Asia (even Canada to a lesser extent) are pretty well open again with manageable case loads. admittedly there’s a long way to go on it on how their strategies play out, but where we stand so far seems to pale in comparison.

 

And again, as of today, herd immunity via spread is a damn tough ask when the long term impact of the disease in even the light to moderate symptomatic infections is unknown.

We had a manageable, steady caseload for about a month after opening. To my eye now, the culprits pretty clearly were mask complacency and young people breaking down and congregating and socializing.  
 

Or basically just complacency in general. 

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2 hours ago, Treefidy said:

So daughter has the most recent results of the group of ~30, her results came back positive Monday  6/22. The actual test was 10 days prior on 6/12.  No symptoms, nothing at all.   Of the group, one said she had a cough and sore throat for 2 days and another said she couldn’t taste her OJ.  Out of the group those were all and the extent of symptoms, all the rest tested positive with no symptoms.   
 

I was extremely skeptical of the ~80% asymptomatic/immune theory posited earlier on, but in light of new information there must be something to it, or at least the idea some may have immunity from other Coronas.  ,I don’t know all of them but I do know 11 of the positives quite well, they come hang at our place regularly during normal times.  We are relieved and grateful that they are all well, and at this point we consider this a best case because we now worry less about how diligent they are (or weren’t) in trying to avoid catching it.  

Good to hear that your daughter and her friends are doing well. It is interesting to see how many are asymptomatic. 
 

Do any of them have comorbidities? Perhaps if you had pics of a large group of them we could maybe figure out how they did so well. An observational study, if you will. 

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2 hours ago, SHOOTER12 said:

Went to Walmart earlier, maybe 10% masked,. pretty even across the board, mal, female, black, white, young or old.  One exception, hispanic.  Did d see one single person wearing a mask. Social distancing was quite good though, which was surprising.

Where?

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41 minutes ago, GRHorn said:

We had a manageable, steady caseload for about a month after opening. To my eye now, the culprits pretty clearly were mask complacency and young people breaking down and congregating and socializing.  
 

Or basically just complacency in general. 

Lol - wishful thinking.  It was clear that a lot of the mouth breathing, non mask crowd was out and about.  They got to go back to work and spread it, along with bars, protests, and terrible steaks with shitty carrots.

We're paying the price for the stupidity of our population.  Unfortunately the virus itself doesn't pick on stupid people, because the eugenics of that would be pretty spectacular, if catastrophic.  I've been drinking today because the fuckwits are going to destroy our economy over politics, fear of masking up for seeming like pussies, and needing to go out and drink in a bar.  We survived the first shutdown with a few layoffs, and I was feeling pretty good about prospects for the rest of the year.  Now I'm making a list of people who are first to go when projects start getting put on hold again.  An extended economic contraction is coming - fear is the worst possible thing for an economy, and the poor management of this crisis is engendering fear everywhere.

 

At least now it looks like masking up is polling in the 80th percentile, so maybe, somehow, we'll convince mouth breathers to wear them.

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3 hours ago, SHOOTER12 said:

Went to Walmart earlier, maybe 10% masked,. pretty even across the board, mal, female, black, white, young or old.  One exception, hispanic.  Did d see one single person wearing a mask. Social distancing was quite good though, which was surprising.

I’m in SA. I see hispanics in masks everywhere. Including me. 

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3 hours ago, SHOOTER12 said:

Went to Walmart earlier, maybe 10% masked,. pretty even across the board, mal, female, black, white, young or old.  One exception, hispanic.  Did d see one single person wearing a mask. Social distancing was quite good though, which was surprising.

Why go to WalMart unless you are in the sticks? 

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4 minutes ago, Helobious said:

I’m in SA. I see hispanics in masks everywhere. Including me. 

Same in the Valley and Laredo. Laredo was the first city in the country to require masks 

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Had to run through HEB and Petco at Great Hills. 100% masks at HEB.

At Petco, some young bearded asshole is checking out, no mask. He forgot his wallet, went out, came back in with his young tattooed dipshit girlfriend...also no mask. Only two people I saw all day without masks.

At this point, it’s a fucking conscious choice of defiance. Even at HEB, the people who clearly weren’t all-in on masks conceptually were at least wearing a bandana or something like it.

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People watching at HEB curbside, Costco, and CVS. In Brushy Creek & Cedar Park... 100% masked.

Took a chance and went into out neighborhood Texaco for a Lottery ticket (yes I know, so stfu) Wednesday because there were No cars outside. While I was inside (masked) for about a minute, as was the clerk, five customers came through the door.... not one frickin’ mask. 3 MAGA types and two Latinos (one was a kid). Struck out on the Lottery ticket too. 

As always, when returning to the car, I soak my hands in sanitizer and spray the bottom of my shoes before getting in.  Remove shoes in the garage before coming into the house.

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16 minutes ago, LebongJames said:

Why go to WalMart unless you are in the sticks? 

They've got curbside down to a fine science, I'll say that for them.

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23 hours ago, justhookit said:

Oops. New numbers just came out. Hospitalizations up 23, ICU up 2. New cases 212 so that’s 3 days in a row over 200. Percent positive looks to be approaching 25%.

Your daily Nueces county shitfest update. 228 new cases, hospitalizations up 17, ICU stable.

Just as a reminder our county had 331 total cases at the beginning of June. We are now going over 200 every day. Get it together people.

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1 hour ago, GRHorn said:

Good to hear that your daughter and her friends are doing well. It is interesting to see how many are asymptomatic. 
 

Do any of them have comorbidities? Perhaps if you had pics of a large group of them we could maybe figure out how they did so well. An observational study, if you will. 

I’m betting a few of them have some really nice comorbidities.  

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28 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:

Had to run through HEB and Petco at Great Hills. 100% masks at HEB.

At Petco, some young bearded asshole is checking out, no mask. He forgot his wallet, went out, came back in with his young tattooed dipshit girlfriend...also no mask. Only two people I saw all day without masks.

At this point, it’s a fucking conscious choice of defiance. Even at HEB, the people who clearly weren’t all-in on masks conceptually were at least wearing a bandana or something like it.

You should start carrying a couple plastic produce bags, and when you see people like that petco couple  run up behind them and bag their heads. It would actually be cool to have a cast net made of plastic you could trap them in.  

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I know this is minor in the scheme of things, but pretty bummed today. It’s my parents’ 50th Anniversary.  It’s a far cry from the celebration we had planned - just phone calls, cards, and videos.  We made the call in April to postpone the big party.  With the way things are in Texas today, none of my MAGA family members are questioning that call anymore.  Just hoping we might be able to do a 50.5 celebration around Christmas.  I know we made the right decision, but it still sucks.  

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11 minutes ago, Guadaloopy said:

I know this is minor in the scheme of things, but pretty bummed today. It’s my parents’ 50th Anniversary.  It’s a far cry from the celebration we had planned - just phone calls, cards, and videos.  We made the call in April to postpone the big party.  With the way things are in Texas today, none of my MAGA family members are questioning that call anymore.  Just hoping we might be able to do a 50.5 celebration around Christmas.  I know we made the right decision, but it still sucks.  

That does suck, sorry. But honestly, I think a second anniversary of the 50th is more realistic next summer. Stay healthy, and plan big for a date that hopefully isn’t overbooked after we get the vaccine (crossing fingers! But honestly think we will. We are an amazing species at times, we can do this, we have to do this and we will).

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we don't have testing capacity to properly contact trace... We can't suppress out breaks. Ball game.

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Hays county is in party mode. Said they will announce numbers on Monday. 50% of the people at the farmers market this morning were wearing masks. 

So fucking glad my friend and daughter are cool with backyard bbq's and movies on the projector. 

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1 hour ago, Armybrat said:

Struck out on the Lottery ticket too. 

COVID lotto results still pending however. 

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1 hour ago, justhookit said:

Your daily Nueces county shitfest update. 228 new cases, hospitalizations up 17, ICU stable.

Just as a reminder our county had 331 total cases at the beginning of June. We are now going over 200 every day. Get it together people.

Jesus man. 

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Travis county counts for today @ 728 are a two day aggregate since the database was down for updating yesterday. Off the peak, but not great. Hospital 46 and 49 new admits, ICU numbers went from 88 to 101.  Fun times ahead. 

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