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2020-06-27 10:17:40 PM  
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2020-06-27 10:52:43 PM  
Less dangerous than inside dining? Sure.
Safe?  Fark no.

Just get the dinner to go and eat at home.
 
2020-06-27 11:39:34 PM  
I don't think I will ever eat in a restaurant again.

We haven't had "outside" food since February 2 when we got a ton of Thai food from our local place to eat over the Superbowl weekend so I didn't have to cook.

Four months ago.

We haven't even tried for take-out food. We don't know if any of the places we used to like are even still open to get take out.

I have prepared and cooked every bit of food for us since February and I think that will be continuing for a long, long time.

If they want us outside and spending money, then there had better be a vaccine that more than 70% of people in my area have gotten (as well as ourselves, of course) or I am not budging.

We are particularly upset right now because I have not set foot out of my house since March 21st, yet I have still gotten TWO colds that could only have come from my husband. Now, he is essential, but he doesn't meet members of the pubic, generally. He is obsessive about mask-wearing (himself and others - he will not tolerate someone not wearing a mask and will report them and refuse to interact with them), using hand sanitizer, alcohol, washing his hands, taking off his clothing before coming inside, etc., and yet he still brought home two colds to me.

I told him that it must be that colds are more persistent on surfaces or just generally far more contagious than COVID-19 to make him feel better because the poor guy is going to wash off all of his skin!
 
2020-06-28 3:58:45 AM  

silvervial: I don't think I will ever eat in a restaurant again.

We haven't had "outside" food since February 2 when we got a ton of Thai food from our local place to eat over the Superbowl weekend so I didn't have to cook.

Four months ago.

We haven't even tried for take-out food. We don't know if any of the places we used to like are even still open to get take out.

I have prepared and cooked every bit of food for us since February and I think that will be continuing for a long, long time.

If they want us outside and spending money, then there had better be a vaccine that more than 70% of people in my area have gotten (as well as ourselves, of course) or I am not budging.

We are particularly upset right now because I have not set foot out of my house since March 21st, yet I have still gotten TWO colds that could only have come from my husband. Now, he is essential, but he doesn't meet members of the pubic, generally. He is obsessive about mask-wearing (himself and others - he will not tolerate someone not wearing a mask and will report them and refuse to interact with them), using hand sanitizer, alcohol, washing his hands, taking off his clothing before coming inside, etc., and yet he still brought home two colds to me.

I told him that it must be that colds are more persistent on surfaces or just generally far more contagious than COVID-19 to make him feel better because the poor guy is going to wash off all of his skin!


You should probably step out of your house. Doesn't sound healthy. Go for hikes at least. This all seems a bit extreme. It's good to take precautions, but you can go too far.
 
2020-06-28 4:04:23 AM  

silvervial: but he doesn't meet members of the pubic


His job can't be that hairy, whatever he does, then.
 
2020-06-28 5:21:56 AM  
This will not end until we overthrow the government and get rid of every Republican
 
2020-06-28 5:31:18 AM  
Eat outside? With bugs, dust, bus exhaust and bird poop? No thanks.
I never understood the appeal.
 
2020-06-28 5:48:55 AM  
Nothing is safe.  NOTHING.

It has always been thus.
 
2020-06-28 6:04:33 AM  
Nothing is 100% safe. Can't hide from society forever.
 
2020-06-28 6:05:22 AM  
Oh look, another crappy Vox article.
 
2020-06-28 7:05:23 AM  
Is it safe? Sir Olivier wants to know

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2020-06-28 7:45:37 AM  
Since this started me and the roommate have gotten curbside twice from this place we like but since they let people on the patio and inside we haven't. It is just too many people and we got into an argument about her shopping at the grocery store, I go at 7 am and yesterday she had to go get aloe for her skin and a couple other things. I almost had an anxiety attack from the amount of people there, all masked but not following the arrows and social distancing. Told her I will wait in the car next time or she can walk but I am not going in when it is like that and I suggest she didn't either. Our state and county numbers are going down but people are acting like it is cured and that makes me very uncomfortable.
 
2020-06-28 8:21:43 AM  

Don Gato: Eat outside? With bugs, dust, bus exhaust and bird poop? No thanks.
I never understood the appeal.


I also have never liked eating outside. Our last pre-Covid vacation was to PR in December. At dinner time it was still 80 degrees and 99.975% humidity.

But it's probably not all that dangerous, all things considered. Our town has put picnic tables on the town green. I think we'll try getting takeout and have dinner outside one day soon. Still waiting for the case count to drop a bit more.
 
2020-06-28 8:23:48 AM  

silvervial: I don't think I will ever eat in a restaurant again.

We haven't had "outside" food since February 2 when we got a ton of Thai food from our local place to eat over the Superbowl weekend so I didn't have to cook.

Four months ago.

We haven't even tried for take-out food. We don't know if any of the places we used to like are even still open to get take out.

I have prepared and cooked every bit of food for us since February and I think that will be continuing for a long, long time.

If they want us outside and spending money, then there had better be a vaccine that more than 70% of people in my area have gotten (as well as ourselves, of course) or I am not budging.

We are particularly upset right now because I have not set foot out of my house since March 21st, yet I have still gotten TWO colds that could only have come from my husband. Now, he is essential, but he doesn't meet members of the pubic, generally. He is obsessive about mask-wearing (himself and others - he will not tolerate someone not wearing a mask and will report them and refuse to interact with them), using hand sanitizer, alcohol, washing his hands, taking off his clothing before coming inside, etc., and yet he still brought home two colds to me.

I told him that it must be that colds are more persistent on surfaces or just generally far more contagious than COVID-19 to make him feel better because the poor guy is going to wash off all of his skin!


I promise. You will get over it.
 
2020-06-28 8:24:53 AM  

silvervial: I don't think I will ever eat in a restaurant again.

We haven't had "outside" food since February 2 when we got a ton of Thai food from our local place to eat over the Superbowl weekend so I didn't have to cook.

Four months ago.

We haven't even tried for take-out food. We don't know if any of the places we used to like are even still open to get take out.

I have prepared and cooked every bit of food for us since February and I think that will be continuing for a long, long time.

If they want us outside and spending money, then there had better be a vaccine that more than 70% of people in my area have gotten (as well as ourselves, of course) or I am not budging.

We are particularly upset right now because I have not set foot out of my house since March 21st, yet I have still gotten TWO colds that could only have come from my husband. Now, he is essential, but he doesn't meet members of the pubic, generally. He is obsessive about mask-wearing (himself and others - he will not tolerate someone not wearing a mask and will report them and refuse to interact with them), using hand sanitizer, alcohol, washing his hands, taking off his clothing before coming inside, etc., and yet he still brought home two colds to me.

I told him that it must be that colds are more persistent on surfaces or just generally far more contagious than COVID-19 to make him feel better because the poor guy is going to wash off all of his skin!


Or, more likely, he is not the hyper aware and sell conscience person you believe him to be.
 
2020-06-28 8:25:54 AM  

solokumba: This will not end until we overthrow the government and get rid of every Republican


Well, then, it won't end. Just adorable. The little key board warriors.
 
2020-06-28 8:27:17 AM  

bfh0417: silvervial: I don't think I will ever eat in a restaurant again.

We haven't had "outside" food since February 2 when we got a ton of Thai food from our local place to eat over the Superbowl weekend so I didn't have to cook.

Four months ago.

We haven't even tried for take-out food. We don't know if any of the places we used to like are even still open to get take out.

I have prepared and cooked every bit of food for us since February and I think that will be continuing for a long, long time.

If they want us outside and spending money, then there had better be a vaccine that more than 70% of people in my area have gotten (as well as ourselves, of course) or I am not budging.

We are particularly upset right now because I have not set foot out of my house since March 21st, yet I have still gotten TWO colds that could only have come from my husband. Now, he is essential, but he doesn't meet members of the pubic, generally. He is obsessive about mask-wearing (himself and others - he will not tolerate someone not wearing a mask and will report them and refuse to interact with them), using hand sanitizer, alcohol, washing his hands, taking off his clothing before coming inside, etc., and yet he still brought home two colds to me.

I told him that it must be that colds are more persistent on surfaces or just generally far more contagious than COVID-19 to make him feel better because the poor guy is going to wash off all of his skin!

Or, more likely, he is not the hyper aware and sell conscience person you believe him to be.


Conscious...
 
2020-06-28 8:43:38 AM  
For a certain definition of "safe".
 
2020-06-28 8:46:16 AM  

Don Gato: Eat outside? With bugs, dust, bus exhaust and bird poop? No thanks.
I never understood the appeal.


When you get blue, and you've lost all your dreams, there's nothing like a campfire, and a can of beans!
 
2020-06-28 8:46:44 AM  
We covered this, but credit card spending at restaurants tracks covid cases a couple weeks later.

https://fortune.com/2020/06/26/is-it-​s​afe-restaurant-coronavirus-cases-credi​t-cards-restaurants-jp-morgan-chase-co​vid-19-outbreaks/
 
2020-06-28 8:48:37 AM  
No. It's not really dangerous if surfaces are cleaned. This little thing called "wind" moves the air around, yes, but it also disperses (dilutes) particle concentration and thereby viral load to anybody it comes into contact with. Which many actually be a good thing - one way to build up resistance is to be exposed a little at a time, gradually working up to immunity or something close.

In the first week of June, my city had a BLM rally attended by 20k people. As I commented at the time, only about 2/3 or 3/4 of protestors were wearing masks. As of yesterday, there's been something like 4 new cases in as many weeks, and 2 of them have been traced to a migrant work camp with no exposure to the rally. The other two cases were identified yesterday and are being investigated.

Our patios have been open at 50 to 75% capacity for a month now. No second wave.

Being outdoors is safe and healthy.
 
2020-06-28 9:42:06 AM  
I don't go to restaurants for better food..I'm a good cook. I go so I don't have to do the dishes after. But not til this crap is resolved.
 
2020-06-28 9:43:43 AM  

NeoCortex42: Less dangerous than inside dining? Sure.
Safe?  Fark no.
Just get the dinner to go and eat at home.


Stay at home and make your own dinner. That makes it safer for other people too.
Not that anybody cares about THEM.
 
2020-06-28 9:45:42 AM  

cryinoutloud: NeoCortex42: Less dangerous than inside dining? Sure.
Safe?  Fark no.
Just get the dinner to go and eat at home.

Stay at home and make your own dinner. That makes it safer for other people too.
Not that anybody cares about THEM.


Well, I would like restaurants to still be in business when this is done.
 
2020-06-28 9:47:16 AM  
Been eating in restaurants since they opened back up, May in TN and June in OH. Surprised by how few customers there were.
 
2020-06-28 10:02:03 AM  
I'm still doing food-cooked-by-others in the form of takeout, it'll be awhile till I'm ready to "eat in".

My issue with eating outdoors is I don't like having to share my food with all the bugs (i.e. insects and other creepy-crawlies that you can actually SEE).
 
2020-06-28 10:12:06 AM  

silvervial: I don't think I will ever eat in a restaurant again.

We haven't had "outside" food since February 2 when we got a ton of Thai food from our local place to eat over the Superbowl weekend so I didn't have to cook.

Four months ago.

We haven't even tried for take-out food. We don't know if any of the places we used to like are even still open to get take out.

I have prepared and cooked every bit of food for us since February and I think that will be continuing for a long, long time.

If they want us outside and spending money, then there had better be a vaccine that more than 70% of people in my area have gotten (as well as ourselves, of course) or I am not budging.

We are particularly upset right now because I have not set foot out of my house since March 21st, yet I have still gotten TWO colds that could only have come from my husband. Now, he is essential, but he doesn't meet members of the pubic, generally. He is obsessive about mask-wearing (himself and others - he will not tolerate someone not wearing a mask and will report them and refuse to interact with them), using hand sanitizer, alcohol, washing his hands, taking off his clothing before coming inside, etc., and yet he still brought home two colds to me.

I told him that it must be that colds are more persistent on surfaces or just generally far more contagious than COVID-19 to make him feel better because the poor guy is going to wash off all of his skin!


Why is it safer to get groceries delivered than to get dinner delivered?

Hint- It's not.
 
2020-06-28 10:29:43 AM  

silvervial: I don't think I will ever eat in a restaurant again.

We haven't had "outside" food since February 2 when we got a ton of Thai food from our local place to eat over the Superbowl weekend so I didn't have to cook.

Four months ago.

We haven't even tried for take-out food. We don't know if any of the places we used to like are even still open to get take out.

I have prepared and cooked every bit of food for us since February and I think that will be continuing for a long, long time.

If they want us outside and spending money, then there had better be a vaccine that more than 70% of people in my area have gotten (as well as ourselves, of course) or I am not budging.

We are particularly upset right now because I have not set foot out of my house since March 21st, yet I have still gotten TWO colds that could only have come from my husband. Now, he is essential, but he doesn't meet members of the pubic, generally. He is obsessive about mask-wearing (himself and others - he will not tolerate someone not wearing a mask and will report them and refuse to interact with them), using hand sanitizer, alcohol, washing his hands, taking off his clothing before coming inside, etc., and yet he still brought home two colds to me.

I told him that it must be that colds are more persistent on surfaces or just generally far more contagious than COVID-19 to make him feel better because the poor guy is going to wash off all of his skin!


The irony behind all this is that you're weakening your immune system trying to eradicate every contagion out there.

You're also, most likely, suffering from a vitamin D deficiency since you haven't left your house and more susceptible to Covid's worst symptoms.

Are you going to be a shut in forever since there's never been a vaccine for a Coronavirus?

Do what you want, but I don't follow 90% of your protocol and haven't had a cold in 2020, much less anything else.
 
2020-06-28 10:29:53 AM  
It's been nice fark.  We've had some good times, we've had some bad times, but mostly good.  But now, I feel like you're turning into the comments section of a Fox News article.  It's time we said goodbye to each other.  Goodbye.
 
2020-06-28 10:50:07 AM  

NeoCortex42: cryinoutloud: NStay at home and make your own dinner. That makes it safer for other people too.
Not that anybody cares about THEM.
Well, I would like restaurants to still be in business when this is done.


Pfft, don't give me that shiat about "social responsibility" for your consumption habits. That's an advertising idea, you know. "We're open and ready for your business"--because we OWE them or something. We owe businesses our money. What kind of farked-up belief system is that? We are burdened with the responsibility of keeping these useless businesses open, because this sort of excessiveness is our farking culture. Most of these delicate businesses aren't needed and they produce nothing of much value. But we owe them.

It's not my farking culture, and it's warped and sick. But you think you came up with it all by yourself, just like they want you to. You know what would really be socially responsible? If we stopped living like this entirely, and started giving a shiat about learning how to live in a world that will not have room for any of this.

You want jobs? Here's some jobs--rehab of living spaces, rehab of all old buildings and empty spaces to make them into actual useful places, instead of some rich person's tax write-off. Vehicle mechanics, to keep our vehicles going and not make a bunch of new ones. Build infrastructure for alternative energy. Rebuilding our sewage and water lines so that they function the way they're supposed to, and don't waste so much water. Many more social services, many more people engaged in doing reclamation of their local living spaces, from picking up trash to getting food banks going to providing daycare for locals for a low price.

I'm just getting started. Or would you rather just order another latte and pretend that you're part of the solution, with your big brain, instead of just another problem?
 
2020-06-28 11:00:32 AM  
Wishful thinking won't make it so.
The less predictable outdoor conditions mean the air MIGHT not carry the virus directly to you, but a calm breeze could very easily bring it right into your face from the table upwind.
 
2020-06-28 11:05:02 AM  
Safer than being in a packed restaurant full of recycled air? shiat yeah. Safer than grabbing something to-go and eating at home? No. Safer than just cooking at home? Probably even more no than the last.

If you dine out right now, you're playing the part of civilization's canary.
 
2020-06-28 11:15:37 AM  

scotchcrotch: Why is it safer to get groceries delivered than to get dinner delivered?

Hint- It's not.


You can get a week or two worth of groceries in one order, so it's maybe 1/7 to 1/56 as risky?
 
2020-06-28 11:16:50 AM  

MrScruffles: It's been nice fark.  We've had some good times, we've had some bad times, but mostly good.  But now, I feel like you're turning into the comments section of a Fox News article.  It's time we said goodbye to each other.  Goodbye.


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2020-06-28 11:23:11 AM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: silvervial: I don't think I will ever eat in a restaurant again.

We haven't had "outside" food since February 2 when we got a ton of Thai food from our local place to eat over the Superbowl weekend so I didn't have to cook.

Four months ago.

We haven't even tried for take-out food. We don't know if any of the places we used to like are even still open to get take out.

I have prepared and cooked every bit of food for us since February and I think that will be continuing for a long, long time.

If they want us outside and spending money, then there had better be a vaccine that more than 70% of people in my area have gotten (as well as ourselves, of course) or I am not budging.

We are particularly upset right now because I have not set foot out of my house since March 21st, yet I have still gotten TWO colds that could only have come from my husband. Now, he is essential, but he doesn't meet members of the pubic, generally. He is obsessive about mask-wearing (himself and others - he will not tolerate someone not wearing a mask and will report them and refuse to interact with them), using hand sanitizer, alcohol, washing his hands, taking off his clothing before coming inside, etc., and yet he still brought home two colds to me.

I told him that it must be that colds are more persistent on surfaces or just generally far more contagious than COVID-19 to make him feel better because the poor guy is going to wash off all of his skin!

You should probably step out of your house. Doesn't sound healthy. Go for hikes at least. This all seems a bit extreme. It's good to take precautions, but you can go too far.


Not really, If everybody did what they did this would be over. Something to think about.
 
2020-06-28 11:26:53 AM  

bfh0417: solokumba: This will not end until we overthrow the government and get rid of every Republican

Well, then, it won't end. Just adorable. The little key board warriors.


It will not end until fascism is defeated.  I am adorable as much as you are smart.
 
2020-06-28 11:28:16 AM  

BMFPitt: scotchcrotch: Why is it safer to get groceries delivered than to get dinner delivered?

Hint- It's not.

You can get a week or two worth of groceries in one order, so it's maybe 1/7 to 1/56 as risky?


Not if you consider the number of contacts touching each item you purchase (which has already has been debunked but I'm using your logic).

Going with that- the average restaurant has 3 or 4 main vendors.  Walmart has over 2,000.
 
2020-06-28 11:44:02 AM  

cefm: Wishful thinking won't make it so.
The less predictable outdoor conditions mean the air MIGHT not carry the virus directly to you, but a calm breeze could very easily bring it right into your face from the table upwind.


The data I've seen says pretty much the opposite, a light breeze dilutes the infectious particles very rapidly and greatly reduces the risk of infection.
 
2020-06-28 11:53:26 AM  

MrScruffles: It's been nice fark.  We've had some good times, we've had some bad times, but mostly good.  But now, I feel like you're turning into the comments section of a Fox News article.  It's time we said goodbye to each other.  Goodbye.


Don't let the door hit you on the ass
 
2020-06-28 11:56:51 AM  

mrlewish: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: silvervial: I don't think I will ever eat in a restaurant again.

We haven't had "outside" food since February 2 when we got a ton of Thai food from our local place to eat over the Superbowl weekend so I didn't have to cook.

Four months ago.

We haven't even tried for take-out food. We don't know if any of the places we used to like are even still open to get take out.

I have prepared and cooked every bit of food for us since February and I think that will be continuing for a long, long time.

If they want us outside and spending money, then there had better be a vaccine that more than 70% of people in my area have gotten (as well as ourselves, of course) or I am not budging.

We are particularly upset right now because I have not set foot out of my house since March 21st, yet I have still gotten TWO colds that could only have come from my husband. Now, he is essential, but he doesn't meet members of the pubic, generally. He is obsessive about mask-wearing (himself and others - he will not tolerate someone not wearing a mask and will report them and refuse to interact with them), using hand sanitizer, alcohol, washing his hands, taking off his clothing before coming inside, etc., and yet he still brought home two colds to me.

I told him that it must be that colds are more persistent on surfaces or just generally far more contagious than COVID-19 to make him feel better because the poor guy is going to wash off all of his skin!

You should probably step out of your house. Doesn't sound healthy. Go for hikes at least. This all seems a bit extreme. It's good to take precautions, but you can go too far.

Not really, If everybody did what they did this would be over. Something to think about.



Not sure if I should feel bad for him, you, or both.
 
2020-06-28 12:10:10 PM  

BMFPitt: scotchcrotch: Why is it safer to get groceries delivered than to get dinner delivered?

Hint- It's not.

You can get a week or two worth of groceries in one order, so it's maybe 1/7 to 1/56 as risky?


Plus you can sanitize your groceries off and/or let them sit for a few days depending on what they are.  We do.  We don't do takeout.
 
2020-06-28 12:15:58 PM  

KarmicDisaster: BMFPitt: scotchcrotch: Why is it safer to get groceries delivered than to get dinner delivered?

Hint- It's not.

You can get a week or two worth of groceries in one order, so it's maybe 1/7 to 1/56 as risky?

Plus you can sanitize your groceries off and/or let them sit for a few days depending on what they are.  We do.  We don't do takeout.


Even though it was disproven by the CDC?
 
2020-06-28 12:18:36 PM  
Tl;dr: wear a mask, keep social distance, do stuff outdoors, bring fresh air indoors.

Everyone wants perfect safety, but that's impossible. We've *never* had it. Never. Not before Covid-19 and we won't afterwards.

Infections are a numbers game. It's a question of how many infectious particles are encountered in a given amount of time (I'll call this total exposure). People hate that, we like certainty, but we can't have it. The best we can do is to mitigate, but not eliminate, risk.

With regard to an infectious disease, it means reducing the likelihood of an infection by reducing the total exposure. The best data that  currently exists about Covid-19 says that wearing a mask *and* maintaining social distance work together to greatly reduce the total exposure, especially indoors. Neither one eliminates all exposure, and even together they aren't 100%. But the reduction appears to be great enough that it would cause the pandemic to peter out if enough people did it. The percentages I've seen range from 60-85% compliance required. The higher the compliance, the faster the infections rate drops.

The trick with the masks is that they don't protect the wearer, they protect the people around the wearer. We rely on others to protect us.

Interestingly, health authorities have been specifically following people involved in the George Floyd related protests to look for a spike in Infections considering the lack of social distance and the lack of masks. They've found that there hasn't been a spike, suggesting that being outdoors has a similar impact in reducing total exposure.

Another report that I've read is that hospitals that opened windows to let in fresh air saw a marked reduction in nosocomial infections.

So, how do we stay safer? Do stuff outside, bring fresh air indoors, maintain social distance, and wear a mask, the last two are especially important if you're indoors.
 
2020-06-28 12:29:20 PM  

scotchcrotch: KarmicDisaster: BMFPitt: scotchcrotch: Why is it safer to get groceries delivered than to get dinner delivered?

Hint- It's not.

You can get a week or two worth of groceries in one order, so it's maybe 1/7 to 1/56 as risky?

Plus you can sanitize your groceries off and/or let them sit for a few days depending on what they are.  We do.  We don't do takeout.

Even though it was disproven by the CDC?


The groceries or the takeout? Disproven?
On the CDC site, it says...
"It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging." https://www.cdc.gov/foods​afety/newslet​ter/food-safety-and-Coronavirus.html

It may be possible, there is no evidence, likely... i.e. they don't think so, but they don't really know. That's not "disproven".  I'll take extra precautions to reduce our risk even further if I want to, it does not hurt anyone else.
 
2020-06-28 12:32:10 PM  
I am a Pulmonologist, and I sincerely doubt that eating at an outdoor area in a restaurant DURING the day while properly distanced from any tables is risky, perhaps at all. The VAST majority of people infected have become so at work, church, large gathering or by a sick family member. I did have an elderly patient who swore he hadn't left home in a couple of months, and had attended a restaurant (indoors at night) about 5 days before.
 
2020-06-28 12:38:24 PM  
I saw what it was like downtown. No thank you. I've been eating healthier by only eating food cooked at home, and the occasional takeout scratches the itch for stuff I can't make. I'll stick to this until things change.

Then again, I'm still going into work fairly often. If I had been stuck at home this whole time, I'd be going nuts.
 
2020-06-28 12:55:45 PM  
I might add that after the "you don't need a mask, oh wait you do and we knew that, I mean duh, but didn't want to say it because there were not enough masks and it made someone look bad" incident that I don't trust that the CDC is entirely free from political influence any more. I could certainly see the current CDC leadership downplaying the danger of restaurants or other health considerations because their emphasis is on "open er up!"
because someone wants a good economy.
 
2020-06-28 1:33:41 PM  
Nothing is safe. Stay home.
 
2020-06-28 2:02:40 PM  
Typing this while sitting next to a camp fire just after eating. Decided to rent a cabin for the weekend and I gotta say, I should have done this way earlier.

Lots of sun, fresh air, wild critters wandering around. It just feels great and right. I used to live out here in the boonies a few years ago so it feels like coming home.

I think most of the sperging out here on Fark could be avoided with a little healthy r and r. I say get the fark out of the house.
 
2020-06-28 2:21:59 PM  

MrScruffles: It's been nice fark.  We've had some good times, we've had some bad times, but mostly good.  But now, I feel like you're turning into the comments section of a Fox News article.  It's time we said goodbye to each other.  Goodbye.


Are you typing this in a panic in a hazmat suit, or draped in a flag in an indoor rave? Which stupid extreme is the opposite of the stupid extreme you think everyone should follow?
 
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