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6 days ago  
It's a "no judgment zone" not a "no COVID-19 ZONE".
 
6 days ago  
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/oblig.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
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/ John Travolta approves.
// I'm sorry, the card says "Moops".
/// Three.
 
6 days ago  
Enjoy... going to a gym isn't exactly critical, but going to a gym might make you critical.
Idiots!
 
6 days ago  

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/ John Travolta approves.
// I'm sorry, the card says "Moops".
/// Three.


Oh, how cute, little personalized C-19 incubators!
 
6 days ago  
Trust me...I like the gym too and that is one place where I get the urge to go, but if I think of a place that can't possibly manage real time sanitary procedures, a gym is high on the list.
 
6 days ago  

Percise1: Enjoy... going to a gym isn't exactly critical, but going to a gym might make you critical.
Idiots!


I love going to the gym but damn, nope.
Focused on the bike, push-ups, and pull-ups.

My wife has a compromised immune system and asthma.
 
6 days ago  
The gym is pretty nasty even without a pandemic.
 
6 days ago  

Percise1: Enjoy... going to a gym isn't exactly critical, but going to a gym might make you critical.
Idiots!


Seriously.

Who thought going to the gym now was a good idea?

Who thought opening a gym now was a good idea?! Geez.
 
6 days ago  

Needlessly Complicated: Percise1: Enjoy... going to a gym isn't exactly critical, but going to a gym might make you critical.
Idiots!

Seriously.

Who thought going to the gym now was a good idea?

Who thought opening a gym now was a good idea?! Geez.


People whose self-worth is dependent upon telling others that they go to or own a gym.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

Needlessly Complicated: Who thought opening a gym now was a good idea?! Geez.


Can't start up the auto-charges to all the members who never show up if the gym is closed.
 
6 days ago  
Don't skip lung day.
 
6 days ago  
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Looks like a scene from Futurama or Rick and Morty.
 
6 days ago  

big pig peaches: This popped up from a related article.

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Looks like a scene from Futurama or Rick and Morty.


Pretty sure that's Black Mirror. And we're living it.
 
6 days ago  
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"And here we see two prospective gym-goers in their native habitats, enjoying one of the few sessions they'll endure before giving up to face the trials and tribulations of the cancellation process..."
 
6 days ago  
"...urged..."


And that's the problem, in a nutshell. These same people were "urged" to stay home unless it was essential for them to go out. When they ignored that, they were "urged" to at least wear masks & practice social distancing. Now that they've ignored that and have exposed themselves to a COVID-19 spreader, they're now being "urged" to self-quarantine.

They couldn't self-quarantine before - why would they do so now?

The problem is that you keep asking, instead of telling. There's a reason masks are now mandatory in my state, and that not wearing one will likely get you a fine of up to $100 and/or up to 90 days in county jail per RCW 43.70.130(7), RCW 70.05.120(4), and WAC 246-100-070(3).

It's clear that Americans cannot be trusted to do what is right. It's time to recognize that, and instead ensure that Americans have to do what is necessary.
 
6 days ago  
"Anyone who was at Planet Fitness between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 should stay at home for 14 days since being exposed, which would be until Wednesday, July 8..."

Yeah, because those are the type of people who will self-quarantine.

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6 days ago  
Was walking the dog earlier by a local hospital.  Three dudebros had set up a little gym on the astroturf of a little dog park.  They weren't wearing masks.  Mind you the dog park is between parking for the hospital and the hospital itself.

Two things:
1) they got dirty looks from everyone in scrubs that was coming to or leaving work.
2) my dog was mad because they and their gear were laying down and working out on the astroturf where she (and every other dog) usually pees.  Was going to mention this to them, but they weren't wearing masks so screw 'em.
 
6 days ago  

FormlessOne: "...urged..."
And that's the problem, in a nutshell. These same people were "urged" to stay home unless it was essential for them to go out. When they ignored that, they were "urged" to at least wear masks & practice social distancing. Now that they've ignored that and have exposed themselves to a COVID-19 spreader, they're now being "urged" to self-quarantine.

They couldn't self-quarantine before - why would they do so now?

The problem is that you keep asking, instead of telling. There's a reason masks are now mandatory in my state, and that not wearing one will likely get you a fine of up to $100 and/or up to 90 days in county jail per RCW 43.70.130(7), RCW 70.05.120(4), and WAC 246-100-070(3).

It's clear that Americans cannot be trusted to do what is right. It's time to recognize that, and instead ensure that Americans have to do what is necessary.


This

"Please wear a mask."
*no masks worn*

We STRONGLY URGE you to wear a mask.
"You can't tell me what to do."

"OK, fine. Wear a mask or get fined."
"You can't make me."

Even if they begrudgingly wear a mask, they rip it off whenever they're unobserved. Or they only cover their chin, or they constantly touch the mask, or they take it off to cough/sneeze (seen that more than once).

What next? I mean that literally; what more can we actually do? We asked politely, we urged strongly, we threatened fines, and still they refuse.

The following is hypothetical, not something I actually endorse.

Even if it were possible to go further, to lock violators in jail, we would be exposing everyone involved in the arrest or court proceedings to a +70% chance of contracting C-19 from an infected offender even if they were masked. Would we have to require biological hazmat suits for these activites?

Would it be ethical to hold such a person in a jail with normal offenders, exposing them to the virus as well? Would we have to dedicate entire facilities or wings to these offenders to keep them isolated from the more sane prisoners?

The reality is that we can't actually do any of that, of course. But when does a pandemic reach that point? We do have a well-known historical example, of course. Personally, I believe the forcible quarantine of Typhoid Mary was necessary.

Is the forcible quarantine of a known asymptomatic C-19 superspreader warranted? Sure, C-19 has a much lower death rate but it also spreads faster and more easily. One person could easily infect dozens at a single gathering. Of those dozens a few will almost certainly die, and more will suffer long-lasting damage.

It's an interesting ethical question that may need to be considered soon. When is personal freedom overridden by public health? What can we do against people who simply refuse to act responsibly and follow the rules?

I could understand if "act responsibly and follow the rules" meant some difficult or dangerous task that had some risk to it. I can't understand why people think "wear a farking mask, you idiot" is some horrible inconvenience.
 
6 days ago  
Come on, folks.  A little common sense, huh?  Gyms may be opening again but that doesn't mean you have to go.  A indoor place that people go to breath really hard and sweat on public equipment.  Yeah, think I'm going to stay away from mine till the vaccine.  Also going to avoid joining a choir, bars, and kissing booths.  But maybe that's just me.
 
5 days ago  
But still not a single word or concern over the protestors and the autonomous zones. Bullshiat.
 
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