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(BBC-US)   The UK to reopen zoos but not schools - you do the math   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-06-10 9:11:13 AM  
Maths, subs.

:-P
 
2020-06-10 2:05:57 PM  

iron de havilland: Maths, subs.

:-P


I miss watching sport.
 
2020-06-10 2:09:28 PM  
There's a difference?
 
2020-06-10 2:09:40 PM  
Maths, as in mathematics, not mathematic.
 
2020-06-10 2:10:05 PM  

virulent_loser: iron de havilland: Maths, subs.

:-P

I miss watching sport.


wink wink, say no more
 
2020-06-10 2:11:06 PM  
Mostly outdoor settings vs. small rooms and corridors...you do the math.
 
2020-06-10 2:13:20 PM  
Doctor Who - That's the Way to the Zoo
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2020-06-10 2:16:31 PM  
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2020-06-10 2:18:51 PM  
Uh, let's see. 

35 Kids in a room, all 2' apart.

or 

people who can spread out and not be bumping into each other at every step.

I think if you have kids, you know the biggest source of colds, etc is school.
 
2020-06-10 2:20:13 PM  
Put kids in zoos, check.
 
2020-06-10 2:24:49 PM  

fearthecowboy: people who can spread out and not be bumping into each other at every step.


You've never been to the zoo on a busy day, have you?
 
2020-06-10 2:25:37 PM  
How can I do the math if the zoos are open but the schools are closed?
 
2020-06-10 2:31:08 PM  
As you all are aware, I am a critic of many aspects of the shut down.  Many things were needlessly closed and much unnecessary harm was done to the economy because everyone panicked back in March.  I'm not criticizing that, we had no idea what we were really facing and many signs pointed to the worst case scenario.  But I am criticizing that there is so much resistance to rolling back asinine closures turned out to not make any sense.

But the one closure that has ALWAYS made sense is shutting down the schools.  Despite the significant long term damage this is going to do to kids.

Kids are going to be the largest segment of asymptomatic carriers.  Many of them are basically immune to the bad parts of this disease, but they're still capable of spreading it.  And kids are little dirt balls that don't keep their hands to themselves and have no appreciation for personal space.  1 kid in a school having it is going to lead to every kid and teacher in the school having it, which will then spread to every family that has any involvement in the school.

Keeping that in mind, of course zoos can open up.  You got a tight family unit that can be kept in line and away from other poeple, because it's a parent supervising 2-3 kids.  It's not some overworked teacher, stuck in indoors with 40 unruly kids for an hour at a time.

Finally, only an idiot would think there won't be a mad rush to enjoy entertainment the second it opens up.  That's to be expected.  The fark up is no one decreed that there should be limited entry during the first few weeks.
 
2020-06-10 2:37:51 PM  

iron de havilland: Maths, subs.

:-P


Yeah, but you also say "go to hospital". Do you go to mall? Do you go to store? It sounds like a caveman speaking. "Me hurt arm. Me need to go to hospital."
 
2020-06-10 2:57:41 PM  
zoos minus schools equals...

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2020-06-10 2:58:31 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: iron de havilland: Maths, subs.

:-P

Yeah, but you also say "go to hospital". Do you go to mall? Do you go to store? It sounds like a caveman speaking. "Me hurt arm. Me need to go to hospital."


*shrug* there are odd aspects of all vernaculars. Your ones just don't sound odd to you because that's how you learned English.
 
2020-06-10 3:07:30 PM  
Zoos are outdoors and you're not crowding together in a classroom there.
I'd be totally comfortable going to a zoo right now.
 
2020-06-10 3:12:31 PM  

iron de havilland: Herr Morgenstern: iron de havilland: Maths, subs.

:-P

Yeah, but you also say "go to hospital". Do you go to mall? Do you go to store? It sounds like a caveman speaking. "Me hurt arm. Me need to go to hospital."

*shrug* there are odd aspects of all vernaculars. Your ones just don't sound odd to you because that's how you learned English.


Which was kind of my point. It's all just dialects, offshoots of language that do their own thing. All are valid...no matter how weird they sound ;)
 
2020-06-10 3:13:17 PM  
Kids, you can feed the animals.
 
2020-06-10 3:29:29 PM  

RussianPotato: As you all are aware, I am a critic of many aspects of the shut down.  Many things were needlessly closed and much unnecessary harm was done to the economy because everyone panicked back in March.  I'm not criticizing that, we had no idea what we were really facing and many signs pointed to the worst case scenario.  But I am criticizing that there is so much resistance to rolling back asinine closures turned out to not make any sense.

But the one closure that has ALWAYS made sense is shutting down the schools.  Despite the significant long term damage this is going to do to kids.

Kids are going to be the largest segment of asymptomatic carriers.  Many of them are basically immune to the bad parts of this disease, but they're still capable of spreading it.  And kids are little dirt balls that don't keep their hands to themselves and have no appreciation for personal space.  1 kid in a school having it is going to lead to every kid and teacher in the school having it, which will then spread to every family that has any involvement in the school.

Keeping that in mind, of course zoos can open up.  You got a tight family unit that can be kept in line and away from other poeple, because it's a parent supervising 2-3 kids.  It's not some overworked teacher, stuck in indoors with 40 unruly kids for an hour at a time.

Finally, only an idiot would think there won't be a mad rush to enjoy entertainment the second it opens up.  That's to be expected.  The fark up is no one decreed that there should be limited entry during the first few weeks.


Don't flatter yourself. I wasn't even aware of you, up until now
 
2020-06-10 6:06:03 PM  
It's all about social-distancing. The staff never have to physically intervene to prevent zoo animals from eating paste.
 
2020-06-10 6:59:42 PM  

dennysgod: Mostly outdoor settings vs. small rooms and corridors...you do the math.


^

Walking around a big, mainly outdoor, facility is vastly different than sitting within a couple of feet for 8 hours a day.
 
2020-06-10 8:26:46 PM  
I just took my learning-at-home 1st grader to a virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo, so I'm getting a kick.

/5 minutes after logging on, he wants to go buy a stuffy at the gift shop.
//So just like the real zoo
 
2020-06-10 9:42:42 PM  
Most of the kids deserve it.
 
2020-06-12 12:40:09 AM  
Our zoo is opening this week, but with big changes. They are only allowing in 100 people per hour and you have to reserve tickets online, even if you have a membership. They've made it so you have to go on a one-way path through the zoo, instead of just wandering around where you please. They installed foot openers on all of the restroom doors. Inside exhibits are still closed, as are the playground and splash park.
Hopefully it will prove to be enough.
 
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