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#21 May 27, 2020 1:40 pm

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Expat, Grenada, ent have no laws. Ah tink they took this ah lot serious than ah thought.  Ah go say it like you, ah doh think ah dat stupid to leave ah island with 2 cases and come back to ah place with about five hundred thousand.

At 6pm all ah Grenada asleep anyway.  I could get in me vehicle and drive up to Vola pasture and enjoy some moonlight.  Just me and me alone in me car.  No company.

RD ah know the economy must open, but bring the thing down.  Did the governors in SOME red states was not looking at what can haapen with NY and NJ.  Ah mean it is truly remarkable.

If the whole country was closed in February and March, every COVID 19 cases, would of been gone by now.  Now Alabama and Arkansas are going nuts.

I seriously think you have no idea how restricted we have been, and still are although less so.

There have been nearly 500 arrests for breaking curfew, over 100 for not social distancing and not wearing masks. We are under a state of emergency here. Not a lets call it a lock down, and slap your wrist if you go and protest with guns slung over your shoulder.

A state of emergency has special powers, and rules and regulations which are amended as the weeks go by.

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#22 May 27, 2020 2:16 pm

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Yep, you could have been stuck in your yard 24/7 like the rest of us. Have half a day shopping with ques up to a mile long in the blazing Sun. No alcohol, no sea bathing, no walking, no socialising, an empty larder and no way to fill it up, yep you could have had a hell of a time.

Sounds like you took the Benedictine vow.

Other than restaurants and bars being held to 50% capacity and no huge crowd events, our restrictions are pretty much over in Iowa.  Will there be a second wave?  Probably but there are two huge hospitals in my county and, as of right now, they have total of six cases of Covid.  My zip code has had a total of 8 cases and all 8 cases are listed as recovered.  You can't keep things closed forever.

That said, my family still isn't going to restaurants except for carry out and our church is still doing online worship for now.  Most of the fairs, carnivals, festivals, concerts and such have been voluntarily canceled.  It's going to be a quiet summer.

Like I tried to explain to Slice, we are under a state of emergency, not just a "lockdown".

I notice you didn't mention Black Hawk with 1,699 cases.
Polk with 3,847.
Woodbury with 2,650.

I agree they can't keep things closed for ever, and I am reaching the point where I think the abundance of caution here is getting silly.
W have 5 active cases, all of which are either in hospital or in Government quarantine.

The last one is an import of a cruise ship, and has never been outside medical control. The previous one was asymptomatic, but within an existing locked down household.

THERE AINT NO COVID OUT THERE. FFS. time to free up in the Island. Especially if this 11 day not contagious thing pans out to be correct.

I am not saying to open the boarders, or at least if you do, just as they did with the cruise ship people.... you are confined until you are cleared. After that free movement.

They are over doing it big time.

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#23 May 27, 2020 7:43 pm

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I know what the status of Iowa is.  Blackhawk and Woodbury counties are the home of huge meat packing plants.  That's why they are high. Polk is the largest county in Iowa.  I am not saying that Iowa isn't getting clobbered.  I am saying there is a lot of variation. 

Here is the reality.  They have to start opening things up or there will be civil disobedience and that will create a lot of other problems. Iowa isn't Grenada.  We aren't an island, we have 30 times the population and, frankly, we have civil rights that would have never allowed the governor to do here what was done in Grenada.

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#24 May 27, 2020 8:01 pm

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My take on that is it's not because they have packing p[lants, which we all know has two things... one is lots of ppe for handling the meat, but also lack of social distancing, so good one way, and bad the other. However, Had there been social distancing OUTSIDE the plant, and mask wearing, thewn the number would not have been so high.

Also if you do the head count thing you like, if those areas have 3 ttimes the population of Grenada, then they should only have 3 times the cases. We have 23, multiply that by 3......

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#25 May 27, 2020 8:49 pm

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Here is what nobody is saying about meat packing plants... The people who work there are almost all Central American immigrants and they tend to live 20 to a house and sleep five to a room.  That's what is going on there.

Your math is nonsense.  Grenada is an island.  Iowa is smack dab in the middle of the continent on the crossroads of the two major Interstate Highways.  You can't lock down Iowa like you can Grenada.  Duh.

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#26 May 27, 2020 9:16 pm

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Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities hold just 0.6 percent of the population but have produced 43 percent of COVID deaths in the U.S.

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#27 May 27, 2020 10:55 pm

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Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities hold just 0.6 percent of the population but have produced 43 percent of COVID deaths in the U.S.


Why is that? because unless the staff has decided to live in, as some have done in the UK, not universally, but some have, then Mary-Joe goes home, and goes shopping and picks it up from Fred at the Deli, and brings it into the most vulnerable place in the country.

It is accepted that around 40% of the cases are amongs the 20 to 50 year olds, with very few fatalities, while the geriatric population in homes accounts for about 80% of the deaths. Figure I seem to remember from the news today. May be misquoting, but I don't think so.

Whatever, damned statistics and all that. The key point is it will be a damned good way to restructure pensions if you all go and have a bloody fun time while the old folks get ploughed into the ground. Retirement at 50 on full pension... yeah Fck the olduns. They were just taking up space anyway.

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#28 May 27, 2020 11:15 pm

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You can hide but it will find you... even in a nursing home.

The majority of recently hospitalized coronavirus patients in New York are people who have followed the precaution of staying home, Gov. Cuomo said Wednesday.

The governor said it was “shocking" that 66% of new coronavirus hospitalizations are people who are either retired or unemployed and not commuting to work on a regular basis.

https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus … story.html

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