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Old 05-04-20, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister View Post
you just described a police state.

im not saying your wrong, but that’s the sad state of times we live in. Even more sad is we have a tracking device on us at all times.

”Papers pleaze”
So glad I left California years ago and Iowa is nowhere near this Thank God. Not a fan but I'm glad it's Kim Reynolds and Not Newsome as governor.
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Originally Posted by Pugs2xLove View Post
So glad I left California years ago and Iowa is nowhere near this Thank God. Not a fan but I'm glad it's Kim Reynolds and Not Newsome as governor.
yup, I’m in Iowa too And enjoy my freedoms. Not perfect here either but close most the time.
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister View Post
yup, I’m in Iowa too And enjoy my freedoms. Not perfect here either but close most the time.
"Is this heaven? No it's Iowa!"
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Originally Posted by Pugs2xLove View Post
So glad I left California years ago and Iowa is nowhere near this Thank God. Not a fan but I'm glad it's Kim Reynolds and Not Newsome as governor.
Did you miss the part where there's no story and you can ride your bike wherever you want in CA?
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Look go out and ride solo, avoid groups and areas with a lot of cyclists. Do your best to stay distant from others and don't do things beyond your limits. Let's try and get through this miserable nightmare quickly and as safely as possible and not cause extra issues.

Other useful corona tips:
1. It's Modelo time, fool

2. Put a bowl on your head and cut around it and Viola, haircut and no Corona

3. If you believe drinking bleach will prevent you from getting the 'rona than do like a good college frat boy and butt chug the whole jug.

4. Don't bother watching the news or talking heads it will make you depressed or angry or believe in dumb conspiracies watch The Big Lebowski instead.

5. You can also shave your head and pretend you are Captain Picard, Dr. Evil, or Mike Tyson (just sharpie the face tattoo on). You could also find useless junk in your house and play Pawn Stars with loved ones.

6. If you believe you are more important than anyone else and that only your life matters, you are 10000% correct and to celebrate your most important life you should drink bleach because it makes you immune to everything.

7. Some people out there are working on the frontlines and maybe aren't doctors or nurses but are trying to serve you, treat them with respect and kindness and understand they are under a lot of stress and pressure, no need to add to it.
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Old 05-05-20, 01:13 AM
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Well, Governor Newsom announced that he'll be slowly opening California up this week. Starting with several types of retail stores if I remember right. I wouldn't worry about the ride at all. But like others have said, try to not follow the crowd. Not so much for the sake of distancing, but for the sake of being able to ride more freely.

During this whole thing people have started buying bikes and pulling out their old ones. I see families on walks together (even though they all stare at their phones but good for them), more bikes, more runners. People are getting out and using the known paths to get out of the house.
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Old 05-05-20, 06:05 AM
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police state? the arrogant morons will die. they are now predicting 3,000 Americans will die every day. in just a cpl months, 70,000 Americans have already died. not many cases in your rural area? be patient there will be

kids are not immune & quite capable of infecting & killing their families when they get back home


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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
police state? the arrogant morons will die. they are now predicting 3,000 Americans will die every day. in just a cpl moinths, 70,000 have already died. not many cases in your rural area? be patient there will be

kids are not immune & quite capable of infecting & killing their families when they get back home
Nonsense right there. The 04 May 2020 data have the death count from COVID-19 ~38,700, which represents 5% of total deaths during the period. This from the CDC web site.
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Moved here from General Cycling since it seems to have morphed into a covid thread
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Old 05-05-20, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Nonsense right there. The 04 May 2020 data have the death count from COVID-19 ~38,700, which represents 5% of total deaths during the period. This from the CDC web site.
that's false

At the beginning of May 2020, widely circulated social media posts asserted that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had substantially revised their figures for the number of deaths in the U.S. caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, from 60,000 down to about 37,000These posts fed into conspiracy theories holding that the COVID-19 pandemic was not nearly as serious as suggested by the government and the news media, and that the “true” mortality figures were being deceptively inflated to achieve some ulterior purpose.

However, this claim was not true, and it was the result of comparing two separate data sources that report different measurements.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
police state? the arrogant morons will die. they are now predicting 3,000 Americans will die every day. in just a cpl months, 70,000 Americans have already died. not many cases in your rural area? be patient there will be

kids are not immune & quite capable of infecting & killing their families when they get back home
Interestingly, there is emerging evidence that while parents infect kids under 10, there are few recorded incidents of kids under 10 infecting their parents. It is one of the reasons some jurisdictions are considering allowing schools to reopen.
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Originally Posted by DreamRider85 View Post
I’m in the Bay Area. Governor said we can go cycling. But I don’t know the guidelines when it comes to distance from home. I would like to do some riding in Half Moon Bay but it’s not within 5 miles of my home. Does anyone know the official rule?
It depends on where you live and where you intend to go. I don't believe it is prohibited across all California, although some counties have restrictions (not sure how they would be enforced) that might apply.

I would have no compunction about traveling for a cycling trip to a place where there are fewer people. That means less probability of me infecting someone else, and less probability of them infecting me.
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Originally Posted by Pugs2xLove View Post
"Is this heaven? No it's Iowa!"

You mean over here in South Dakota right?

Your just the red headed to us.
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Interestingly, there is emerging evidence that while parents infect kids under 10, there are few recorded incidents of kids under 10 infecting their parents. It is one of the reasons some jurisdictions are considering allowing schools to reopen.
thats like crossing a busy intersection against the light pushing a stroller in front of yourself. I wish them luck
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
thats like crossing a busy intersection against the light pushing a stroller in front of yourself. I wish them luck
That is emotion talking. If the data shows that children are not infecting adults, why the fear? I think it rational to implement it slowly with lots of testing to make sure the data hasn't been fooling them.

Edit to add: I understand the data is unclear and disputed at this point:

https://www.businessinsider.com/chil...nfusion-2020-4
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If the data shows.
if there was conclusive data that kids didn't get sick & couldn'y carry the virus, I'd like to see it confirmed by peers & published
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if there was conclusive data that kids didn't get sick & couldn'y carry the virus, I'd like to see it confirmed by peers & published
They are not suggesting they don't get sick ... only that their cases are typically very mild and they are not a good vector to adults. But yea, I would want that data confirmed too.
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It's a good thing those custodial and cafeteria workers are all children :/
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btw, fear is not a sign of weakness. it's what helps keep humans alive

courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear (Franklin D. Roosevelt) such as why a soldier would go into battle facing possible death or dismemberment

stupidity, is the lack of common sense, like suggesting our children are as expendable as soldiers
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btw, fear is not a sign of weakness. it's what helps keep humans alive

courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear (Franklin D. Roosevelt) such as why a soldier would go into battle facing possible death or dismemberment

stupidity, is the lack of common sense, like suggesting our children are as expendable as soldiers
Interesting ... simply suggest that there is evidence to support the notion that children are not primary vectors to adults, and you get an angry response and nonsense strawman arguments no one put forth (that children are expendable ... an appeal to fear that I flatly reject and an implication I frankly resent). I chalk it up to fear.

Fear is a valuable human emotion. It allows us to make quick decisions when necessary, and it is a great motivator. But data and facts should be used to moderate fear so that it does not stop us from making the best decisions to minimize harm.
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It's a good thing those custodial and cafeteria workers are all children :/
Wow ... I am quite sure that the health officials in Switzerland (where they are apparently planning to open schools May 11) haven't thought of that or have no plan to deal with it.
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Last check you're in socal and not switzerland. If you're suggesting we're learning anything from what another nation is doing I have a bridge to sell you. Or that the rush to reopen things is actually considering human life...oy. Your argument also assumes a bunch of things that aren't necessarily the same like infection rates, population density etc. Europe is also generally a solid month ahead of us.
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Last check you're in socal and not switzerland. If you're suggesting we're learning anything from what another nation is doing I have a bridge to sell you. Or that the rush to reopen things is actually considering human life...oy. Your argument also assumes a bunch of things that aren't necessarily the same like infection rates, population density etc. Europe is also generally a solid month ahead of us.
Please tell me where I suggested that SoCal do the same thing or anything of the sort. Seriously, you guys are reading things into people's statements that are simply not there.

Here you go ... I'll repeat my statement for you.

"Interestingly, there is emerging evidence that while parents infect kids under 10, there are few recorded incidents of kids under 10 infecting their parents. It is one of the reasons some jurisdictions are considering allowing schools to reopen."
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