ptrcarson sarahmoore's article
Sep 17, 2020 at 16:022 days
Bex Baraona & Chloe Taylor Test Positive for Covid-19, Will Miss Final EWS Rounds
@StanMarsh: It hasn't, lots of people still keep getting it, long way to go to get to heard immunity.
ptrcarson jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 31, 2020 at 8:53Aug 31, 2020
Update: All EWS Zermatt COVID Tests Returned Negative Results
@SmashySmashy: I do understand the impact of severe lock down. My sister lives in coop housing in central London and it was awful for her. I worried both about her emotional health and physical health, she has a genetic heart issue that makes her at significant risk if she gets the virus. The emotional toll was in part created by lockdown but equally significant was the worry about her risk. She relies on the tube to get around so even as things have opened she has still been quite restricted in her movement as her doctors recommend she does not use the tube. It is really hard. I don't think you and me really are that far off of what we think is appropriate. Many here in BC point to Sweden as an excuse to do nothing rather than the minimal change that our gov asked us to do. They are incorrect in what it is that was done in Sweden. After spending the time reading deeper into the policy that Sweden used it really was not that different than we had here. They didn't close business as much as we did but their proximity to central Europe likely had more to do with their significant issues than their policy. I would say that in the future I hope we here do similar to what we did before when the virus surges. I do think a little more restriction than Sweden, like more rules on how business stays open in ways that are safe would have been better for them but certainly not a full lock down unless we are in a full hospital overflowing death spiral. As with lockdowns we have more information now and should adapt to allow the most free movement possible while limiting people interactions to keep contact tracing viable. I think many people coming from many different contexts spend a lot of time talking past each other on this one, myself included. Some people here say our "lockdowns" were wrong and we should be like Sweden and do nothing. Their characterization of our restrictions as a lockdown is incorrect and their characterization of Sweden as doing nothing is also incorrect. I do think you are a little cavalier when talking about who is dyeing. It is not only the nearly dead, there are others who have have a fair bill of health who have passed away too early. They do not need to have a health issue that you can blame on them to be at risk. Families have lost loved one prematurely and that cannot be downplayed. When I read that I feel great pain for those who have lost people too young, if we were unlucky that could have been my family, my sister is 33. I think you should take your own words into consideration, "your indifference to the suffering of so many is so entitled it's galling. I'd genuinely be ashamed to be so uncaring". There are many with grief that should not be belittled, that is what really bothers me about those minimizing the impact of the virus.