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California to ban gatherings and 'non-essential' activities

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The people of California have no one to blame but themselves. The refusal to use best practices, religiously use face masks, social distance and avoid large gatherings including these huge underground warehouse parties and mega-church services has sealed the state's fate. The state government and most local governments have been telling their constituents what not to do but too many people willfully choose to ignore sound advice. Go to a hardware store, drug store, Wally World, anywhere and people refuse to use a face mask or it's under their chin (why?) and you have to ask people not to stand so close to you. You drive by restaurants and people are eating in groups both outside and inside. So now everyone suffers on account of the deliberately, willfully stupid among us.

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Good. RIght on time. 'Cause we're buying time. Until we get 80% vaccinated, this is how it will go.

Cases spike, we clamp down. Cases, subside, clamp down subsides. Rinse and repeat. Until we get a vaccine.

The sad thing about all this is how mentally unprepared many of my fellow Californians and Americans are for the reality of a pandemic disease. The causes are many: ignorance, poverty, paranoia, religious fervor. But it all comes down to the same thing: reckless behavior.

And Covid Don't Care.™ It will infect you whether you understand it or not. It will kill you whether you believe its a thing or not.

Compare Japan and South Korea with the US death rates, and you cannot help but feel ashamed.

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The sad thing about all this is how mentally unprepared many of my fellow Californians and Americans are for the reality of a pandemic disease. The causes are many: ignorance, poverty, paranoia, religious fervor. But it all comes down to the same thing: reckless behavior.

It is selfishness, an inability to defer gratification and a profound lack of adult self restraint. Those behaviors cut across income groups and religious affiliations. Gawd help these people if they ever had to really hunker down for a couple of years and just get by. It would kill them.

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Like all places around the world, people make their choices - some good and some not so good.

California doesn't have a lock on poor or good choices. Just look around your own neighborhoods. I bet you'll find both there as well.

I've seen good behaviors and really bad behaviors in my own extended family. Some misunderstand the guidelines, but are positive they haven't, even when shown and told by an MD in the family this. After all, they've been doing it the wrong way for months and nothing bad happened, so their technique must be sufficient.

One sister (Math PhD) cannot stand to be locked down. She physically goes into college and teaches students and holds office hours. She doesn't wear a mask in class - claims nobody can hear her. She also teaches over Zoom, but hates it. She doesn't live in California, rather in a state with the 2nd highest rate of infections in a population.

People with the "social gene" seem to have a much harder time with this.

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And not one comment from the commander in chief to peoples suffering.

Like the 9/11 death toll every day and absolutely nothing.

Seriously.

And still people support hin.

What did Stalin say one death is a tragedy, millions is just a statistic.

He just doesn't care

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Yesterday, nearly 3,000 Americans died from the pandemic

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Yesterday, nearly 3,000 Americans died from the pandemic.

Yes sadly. Every day now the US experiences a loss of life equivalent to that suffered on 9-11, for which the nation went to war, yet there are still morons refusing to wear a mask, social distance or stay away from crowds and they argue vociferously the pandemic isn't that bad. It's 9-11 every day and the idiots still argue the point. They are hopeless. They will willingly endanger their family and neighbors out of sheet bloody minded stupidity. I have zero respect for these people at this point. 3000 unnecessary deaths a day. How long can a nation sustain that kind of daily casualty count?

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47 days to Biden's inauguration. Another 141,000 people could die from the pandemic.

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274,000 dead, and trump obsesses over election conspiracy theories. where’s the outrage?

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