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2020-06-29 9:08:18 AM  
Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.
 
2020-06-29 9:13:59 AM  
I'll say it again... I am INCREDIBLY proud of how the people of this state have handled this. Yes, we are the smallest, but we are also the most densely populated state and it could have easily gotten out of hand.

I almost always make fun of this place, but not today... not today. Helluva job!
 
2020-06-29 9:18:10 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I'll say it again... I am INCREDIBLY proud of how the people of this state have handled this. Yes, we are the smallest, but we are also the most densely populated state and it could have easily gotten out of hand.

I almost always make fun of this place, but not today... not today. Helluva job!


New Jersey is the most densely populated.  Little Rhody is up there though.
 
2020-06-29 9:20:27 AM  

EvilEgg: Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.


We have better beaches!
 
2020-06-29 9:37:55 AM  
In Texas, the had a protest march at the Capitol on Sunday.  They were protesting the mandatory mask order.  Because .... no one outside of texas really knows.
 
2020-06-29 9:41:45 AM  
WOOT!
 
2020-06-29 9:42:04 AM  
I thought those were suburbs of New York
 
2020-06-29 9:42:18 AM  

MegaLib: In Texas, the had a protest march at the Capitol on Sunday.  They were protesting the mandatory mask order.  Because .... no one outside of texas really knows.


Oh, we know
 
2020-06-29 9:42:26 AM  
Pennsylvania was doing pretty well in declining cases, but now Pittsburgh and western PA (which hasn't been hit that hard yet) is seeing a spike in cases. Apparently it's mostly from people traveling to hotspots and bringing it back with them

Not a huge spike...yet. But it speaks to how much better Philly is doing now that it isn't the leader in new cases anymore even though it's by far the largest population
 
2020-06-29 9:44:03 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I'll say it again... I am INCREDIBLY proud of how the people of this state have handled this. Yes, we are the smallest, but we are also the most densely populated state and it could have easily gotten out of hand.

I almost always make fun of this place, but not today... not today. Helluva job!


I'm in agreement.
RI is all kinds of effed up, but in this case we've done really well.  I hope Gina doesn't remove the mask guidance when we move to Phase 3.  She's made some hints about it in past pressers, but that's what is getting this done IMO, and we can't back off yet.
 
2020-06-29 9:48:47 AM  

EvilEgg: Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.


Yep, that unfamiliar feeling is Nutmegger pride. I hope we can keep up the good work.
 
2020-06-29 9:50:01 AM  

EvilEgg: NewportBarGuy: I'll say it again... I am INCREDIBLY proud of how the people of this state have handled this. Yes, we are the smallest, but we are also the most densely populated state and it could have easily gotten out of hand.

I almost always make fun of this place, but not today... not today. Helluva job!

New Jersey is the most densely populated.  Little Rhody is up there though.


I'll stand corrected, over here in my mask!
 
2020-06-29 9:50:31 AM  
We were doing so well here in Washington, until eastern Washington went full MAGA and decided that they just couldn't tough it out.

Why is it that the biggest-mouthed, gun-brandishingist, mah-freedumbs-claiming morons regularly turn out to be the weakest-willed, snowy-flakiest pisspants around?

Wear a goddamned mask. Stay the fark home. The only "freedumbs" you're protecting are the ones you're giving to the novel coronavirus when you're walking around without a mask, screaming about how no one's the boss 'a you.
 
2020-06-29 9:51:45 AM  

TDWCom29: Pennsylvania was doing pretty well in declining cases, but now Pittsburgh and western PA (which hasn't been hit that hard yet) is seeing a spike in cases. Apparently it's mostly from people traveling to hotspots and bringing it back with them

Not a huge spike...yet. But it speaks to how much better Philly is doing now that it isn't the leader in new cases anymore even though it's by far the largest population


Philly is requiring mandatory masks and preparing everyone to shut back down.
 
2020-06-29 9:55:36 AM  

EnderWiggnz: TDWCom29: Pennsylvania was doing pretty well in declining cases, but now Pittsburgh and western PA (which hasn't been hit that hard yet) is seeing a spike in cases. Apparently it's mostly from people traveling to hotspots and bringing it back with them

Not a huge spike...yet. But it speaks to how much better Philly is doing now that it isn't the leader in new cases anymore even though it's by far the largest population

Philly is requiring mandatory masks and preparing everyone to shut back down.


I think people may have been getting a little complacent on this side of the state since it hasn't hit us that hard yet. People out everywhere. I don't know the percentage of mask usage because I'm avoiding everywhere not requiring masks, but I'm pretty firmly in Trump country so I can't imagine it's a very good percentage
 
2020-06-29 9:58:13 AM  
Yay, RI! Still, I'm more than a little nervous about what happens in September when all the schools and universities reopen and people flood in from the hinterland.
 
2020-06-29 10:03:25 AM  

EvilEgg: Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.


Rhode Island is South Massachusetts.
Connecticut is North New York.

/New Jersey and New Hampshire have similar designations.
 
2020-06-29 10:04:08 AM  
I'm sure Maine's numbers are going up because we got enough good ol' boys wanting to give that libby liberal lib Mills the finger and refuse to wear their farking masks.

Hand to God, last time I was in WAL*MART, I was probably one of the 25% or so that were actually wearing masks.
 
2020-06-29 10:09:06 AM  

Madison_Smiled: EvilEgg: Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.

Yep, that unfamiliar feeling is Nutmegger pride. I hope we can keep up the good work.


...nutmegger?
 
2020-06-29 10:13:30 AM  

Ostman: Madison_Smiled: EvilEgg: Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.

Yep, that unfamiliar feeling is Nutmegger pride. I hope we can keep up the good work.

...nutmegger?


That's the nickname for people from Connecticut. Supposedly goes back to Ye Olde Times when peddlers would sell whole nutmeg, which may or may not have been counterfeit.
 
2020-06-29 10:15:01 AM  
By the time I finish driving I95 in CT, I've had 14 days' quarantine.
 
2020-06-29 10:16:18 AM  
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state's surge in cases in the past week was the result of a "test dump," echoing an assertion from the White House that an increase in testing is resulting in the higher numbers.

Of course that moron says that. He could be near death on a ventilator and he'd be sloppily scrawling "NO MORE 'RONA, JUST TESTS!"
 
2020-06-29 10:16:28 AM  
Because it's too difficult to show a little compassion for others.
 
2020-06-29 10:18:12 AM  
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2020-06-29 10:19:04 AM  

Pestifer: Yay, RI! Still, I'm more than a little nervous about what happens in September when all the schools and universities reopen and people flood in from the hinterland.


At least RISD seems to be doing a reasonable thing...14-day quarantine at the start of fall semester for all students regardless of where you're coming from.
 
2020-06-29 10:19:39 AM  

kb7rky: Because it's too difficult to show a little compassion for others.


Compassion has nothing to do with it. We're just natural social distancing champs. We don't even like to make eye contact.
 
2020-06-29 10:21:07 AM  

Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image 568x440]


adapted from some typical states' punishments for another selfish "put the public in danger" crime


Not wearing mask in public

1st offense: 5000$ fine, education/counseling

2nd offense: 10000$ fine, counseling, 3 to 90 days in prison

3rd offense: 25000$ fine, 2 to 5 years in prison.

Exact Time in prison determined by # you contacted and likely infected
 
2020-06-29 10:23:22 AM  

Prof. Frink: Pestifer: Yay, RI! Still, I'm more than a little nervous about what happens in September when all the schools and universities reopen and people flood in from the hinterland.

At least RISD seems to be doing a reasonable thing...14-day quarantine at the start of fall semester for all students regardless of where you're coming from.


Well, maybe non-resident students are a leak in that. Dunno if there are any who live off-campus who haven't been living in town the summer anyway.
 
2020-06-29 10:33:57 AM  

EvilEgg: Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.


You're just sore that your attempt to seize part of Hopkington and Ashaway didn't succeed.  (https://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/03/n​yr​egion/line-dispute-would-make-connecti​cut-s-gain-rhode-islander-s-pain.html )
 
2020-06-29 10:40:37 AM  

EvilEgg: Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.


A mobbed up east Connecticut
 
2020-06-29 10:42:35 AM  

FormlessOne: We were doing so well here in Washington, until eastern Washington went full MAGA and decided that they just couldn't tough it out.

Why is it that the biggest-mouthed, gun-brandishingist, mah-freedumbs-claiming morons regularly turn out to be the weakest-willed, snowy-flakiest pisspants around?

Wear a goddamned mask. Stay the fark home. The only "freedumbs" you're protecting are the ones you're giving to the novel coronavirus when you're walking around without a mask, screaming about how no one's the boss 'a you.


(* Nods OrangeFresnoRiversidely *)
 
2020-06-29 10:51:07 AM  

hissatsu: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state's surge in cases in the past week was the result of a "test dump," echoing an assertion from the White House that an increase in testing is resulting in the higher numbers.

Of course that moron says that. He could be near death on a ventilator and he'd be sloppily scrawling "NO MORE 'RONA, JUST TESTS!"


What I'd like to see the reporters ask him is if they've always had this many cases, and it's just testing responsible for the numbers, then surely he has an explanation for why hospitalizations for the disease are also up. If the case count isn't any different, then the hospitalization count shouldn't be different either, and yet it is.
 
2020-06-29 10:59:45 AM  
They're going by positive cases and not percent positive.  Dumb article is dumb.  They included Illinois which is testing over 30,000 people a day and has a declining positive rate at around 4%.  So yes, we saw an "increase", but not in the way the article wants you to think.  Keep fear alive!
 
2020-06-29 11:08:17 AM  
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2020-06-29 11:14:53 AM  
As should be painfully obvious to anyone not in denial, this is also bad for those two states, because stupid people can smell you across state lines, and they will find you.
 
2020-06-29 11:22:11 AM  
I live in Connecticut and in the last week or so I've seen a steep up tic in social media posts in favor. wearing masks.  A lot of the mommy bloggers are outing businesses that don't enforce mask use and offering alternatives.
 
2020-06-29 11:25:22 AM  
Nutmegger here.

From the very start of the pandemic, we've been crossing the street to avoid people during our daily walks.
Wait.
Actually we've been doing that for many years: standard New England Operating Procedure.
 
2020-06-29 11:28:34 AM  

xanadian: I'm sure Maine's numbers are going up because we got enough good ol' boys wanting to give that libby liberal lib Mills the finger and refuse to wear their farking masks.

Hand to God, last time I was in WAL*MART, I was probably one of the 25% or so that were actually wearing masks.


If they didn't count Cumberland County our numbers would probably also be in decline. Not sure, didn't bother looking.
 
2020-06-29 11:30:40 AM  

baronm: EvilEgg: Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.

You're just sore that your attempt to seize part of Hopkington and Ashaway didn't succeed.  (https://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/03/ny​region/line-dispute-would-make-connect​icut-s-gain-rhode-islander-s-pain.html )


They can have farking Westerly if they want...
 
2020-06-29 11:32:20 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I'll say it again... I am INCREDIBLY proud of how the people of this state have handled this. Yes, we are the smallest, but we are also the most densely populated state and it could have easily gotten out of hand.

I almost always make fun of this place, but not today... not today. Helluva job!


Username checks out :)

/was on a conference call with Finnish investors today
//they pitied America
///thanks, Trumpers...you can all rot in hell forever
 
2020-06-29 11:33:50 AM  
CT has a highly educated population and the red folks are more clustered to the less populous areas.

Now if they could get around to legalizing marijuana we might have some fun here
 
2020-06-29 11:33:51 AM  

EvilEgg: There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.


Connecticut is just more of the West Bay where no one ever goes.
 
2020-06-29 11:35:25 AM  

Leader O'Cola: Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image 568x440]

adapted from some typical states' punishments for another selfish "put the public in danger" crime


Not wearing mask in public

1st offense: 5000$ fine, education/counseling

2nd offense: 10000$ fine, counseling, 3 to 90 days in prison

3rd offense: 25000$ fine, 2 to 5 years in prison.

Exact Time in prison determined by # you contacted and likely infected


Agreed, but I'd start with a warning, then $1000 for the first offense.

And give them an automatic statewide DNR, since they're declining to participate in the modern medical system.
 
2020-06-29 11:36:01 AM  
If you are anything like me and doing some betting based on where its peaking here's a really indepth and easy to read dashboard:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2​0​20/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html
 
2020-06-29 11:36:39 AM  

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I agree with the fine, but not on the poor stores and minimum-wage cashiers just trying to sell people food they need to live.

Have them call the cops, who then fine the asshole not wearing the mask.
 
2020-06-29 11:37:36 AM  

Prof. Frink: Pestifer: Yay, RI! Still, I'm more than a little nervous about what happens in September when all the schools and universities reopen and people flood in from the hinterland.

At least RISD seems to be doing a reasonable thing...14-day quarantine at the start of fall semester for all students regardless of where you're coming from.


Smart.  I know a couple profs at Wesleyan in CT; afaik, there's no hard decision yet from their administration :/
 
2020-06-29 11:37:38 AM  

LaChanz: xanadian: I'm sure Maine's numbers are going up because we got enough good ol' boys wanting to give that libby liberal lib Mills the finger and refuse to wear their farking masks.

Hand to God, last time I was in WAL*MART, I was probably one of the 25% or so that were actually wearing masks.

If they didn't count Cumberland County our numbers would probably also be in decline. Not sure, didn't bother looking.


Speaking of east Connecticut...

Cumberland/York are just northern Boston :P
 
2020-06-29 11:38:57 AM  

FormlessOne: We were doing so well here in Washington, until eastern Washington went full MAGA and decided that they just couldn't tough it out.

Why is it that the biggest-mouthed, gun-brandishingist, mah-freedumbs-claiming morons regularly turn out to be the weakest-willed, snowy-flakiest pisspants around?

Wear a goddamned mask. Stay the fark home. The only "freedumbs" you're protecting are the ones you're giving to the novel coronavirus when you're walking around without a mask, screaming about how no one's the boss 'a you.


I want to ask the "the government can't tell ME what to wear!!!" crowd how often they leave the house without pants...

/farking smooth brains
 
2020-06-29 11:39:03 AM  

Madison_Smiled: Ostman: Madison_Smiled: EvilEgg: Well, yay us!

There's a lot of things wrong with Connecticut, but I guess this isn't one of them.  Rhode Island is just east Connecticut.

Yep, that unfamiliar feeling is Nutmegger pride. I hope we can keep up the good work.

...nutmegger?

That's the nickname for people from Connecticut. Supposedly goes back to Ye Olde Times when peddlers would sell whole nutmeg, which may or may not have been counterfeit.


Supposedly it comes from how we all go around kicking soccer balls between people's legs all the time.
 
2020-06-29 11:40:08 AM  

hissatsu: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state's surge in cases in the past week was the result of a "test dump," echoing an assertion from the White House that an increase in testing is resulting in the higher numbers.

Of course that moron says that. He could be near death on a ventilator and he'd be sloppily scrawling "NO MORE 'RONA, JUST TESTS!"


I had a "discussion" on Facebook about this, regarding the # of new cases per day when comparing the US to the EU, and why the US's rate is 6x greater.  It turns out that more testing DOES result in more positive results; but even factoring that in, the US still has 3x more positive results per day than the EU.

No wonder the rest of the world wants to isolate us.
 
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