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2020-07-12 4:54:05 PM  
But I'm sure reopening schools will be fine
 
2020-07-12 5:09:23 PM  

weddingsinger: But I'm sure reopening schools will be fine


I do some work for a private school, highly regarded in an area of GA that is still considered a hot zone.  We have been pressured since May, when online school ended to re-open for summer camp/school and now we are opening in early August.  We have parents taking out loans to ensure their kid's placement, or multiple kids.  These parents cannot really afford to keep trying to work from home or rely on a family member to watch the kid.

The teachers and admins are fretting, but know they have to do whatever it takes, because this community can't shut down and hope the state or Feds come up with funds to feed and house everyone.
 
2020-07-12 5:12:53 PM  
Kids totes can't spread it
 
2020-07-12 5:28:44 PM  
So an adult was tested and waiting for the results, and while she was waiting, she took her kid to daycare 3 different days.

Wtf is wrong with people? Why do people who have been tested go around to places before they get results back?

This is awful and IMO the lady should be charged. She better hope those poor grandmas don't die.
 
2020-07-12 5:33:08 PM  

Butterflew: So an adult was tested and waiting for the results, and while she was waiting, she took her kid to daycare 3 different days.

Wtf is wrong with people? Why do people who have been tested go around to places before they get results back?

This is awful and IMO the lady should be charged. She better hope those poor grandmas don't die.


Not just the daycare but her work.

It's also an indication of a larger systemic problem.

How many other parents cant afford to take a work week off while they wait for results?

Unless the feds step up and do something real we are all farked as America goes for herd immunity.   And y'all better cross your fingers that it exists.

/This country will be a shell of its former self as so many people are taken out of the workforce by COViD, either by death or chronic illness
 
2020-07-12 5:40:38 PM  

weddingsinger: Butterflew: So an adult was tested and waiting for the results, and while she was waiting, she took her kid to daycare 3 different days.

Wtf is wrong with people? Why do people who have been tested go around to places before they get results back?

This is awful and IMO the lady should be charged. She better hope those poor grandmas don't die.

Not just the daycare but her work.

It's also an indication of a larger systemic problem.

How many other parents cant afford to take a work week off while they wait for results?

Unless the feds step up and do something real we are all farked as America goes for herd immunity.   And y'all better cross your fingers that it exists.

/This country will be a shell of its former self as so many people are taken out of the workforce by COViD, either by death or chronic illness


Herd immunity doesn't look like it's going to be a thing. And with people not doing the bare minimum we'll never be out of this.

This virus has just shown us what we already knew: That we don't care about or support workers, that our healthcare system is subpar and that we have no empathy for each other. We suck.

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/202​0​/jul/12/immunity-to-covid-19-could-be-​lost-in-months-uk-study-suggests?__twi​tter_impression=true

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-op​i​nion/studies-report-rapid-loss-of-covi​d-19-antibodies-67650
 
2020-07-12 6:01:20 PM  
Back in late February-early March I heard that Japan was closing all their schools for 30 days in response to the virus outbreak. Back then I thought, can you imagine the chaos that would erupt if the US had to close all schools for 30 days?
And then the shiat hit the fan.
But, because we're America (!) we half-assed it. And now we're f*cked.
 
2020-07-12 6:42:12 PM  

propasaurus: Back in late February-early March I heard that Japan was closing all their schools for 30 days in response to the virus outbreak. Back then I thought, can you imagine the chaos that would erupt if the US had to close all schools for 30 days?
And then the shiat hit the fan.
But, because we're America (!) we half-assed it. And now we're f*cked.


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2020-07-12 8:51:09 PM  
I wonder if this will be the catalyst for some systemic change?

It would be nice to see some better healthcare law and maybe some better benefits and considerations for workers.
 
2020-07-12 10:40:42 PM  
gop: money>your kids
 
2020-07-12 10:40:50 PM  
Daycare centers and are generally giant petri dishes under normal circumstances.
 
2020-07-12 10:41:16 PM  

weddingsinger: But I'm sure reopening schools will be fine


having kids was not a smart choice in a pandemic. fools
 
2020-07-12 10:43:53 PM  
If only we could do something to help people, like a first-world country would.
 
2020-07-12 10:48:11 PM  

propasaurus: Back in late February-early March I heard that Japan was closing all their schools for 30 days in response to the virus outbreak. Back then I thought, can you imagine the chaos that would erupt if the US had to close all schools for 30 days?
And then the shiat hit the fan.
But, because we're America (!) we half-assed it. And now we're f*cked.


And we're still talking about opening schools next month.

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2020-07-12 10:49:14 PM  

Butterflew: So an adult was tested and waiting for the results, and while she was waiting, she took her kid to daycare 3 different days.

Wtf is wrong with people? Why do people who have been tested go around to places before they get results back?

This is awful and IMO the lady should be charged. She better hope those poor grandmas don't die.


If she is anything like half of America then she works or she starves. She probably can't afford to take off work no matter if she is sick or not.
 
2020-07-12 10:49:37 PM  
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2020-07-12 10:50:24 PM  
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2020-07-12 10:50:38 PM  
Won't someone please think of the global corporations and banks?

Oh yeah, that's all government cares about.
 
2020-07-12 10:51:08 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: gop: money>your kids


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2020-07-12 10:51:31 PM  

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2020-07-12 10:53:29 PM  

cretinbob: Kids totes can't spread it


Well, you see viruses either like kids, or they like adults, they are kind of like pedos that way.  So this virus REALLY likes grandmas and grandpas, so the kids are totes safe.

Liberate the schools/day care!!!
 
2020-07-12 10:54:14 PM  

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You know dad took that pic. No way mom would have allowed that to happen, let alone stand there taking a picture while it was.
 
2020-07-12 10:54:59 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Thank You Black Jesus!: gop: money>your kids

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2020-07-12 10:57:46 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: skinink: [kappit.com image 500x375]

You know dad took that pic. No way mom would have allowed that to happen, let alone stand there taking a picture while it was.


Joke's on mom, that kid probably built up an immune system response strong enough to fight off ebola.
 
2020-07-12 11:04:23 PM  

weddingsinger: But I'm sure reopening schools will be fine


It's just like going to Home Depot. Duh!
 
2020-07-12 11:13:52 PM  

Butterflew: So an adult was tested and waiting for the results, and while she was waiting, she took her kid to daycare 3 different days.

Wtf is wrong with people? Why do people who have been tested go around to places before they get results back?

This is awful and IMO the lady should be charged. She better hope those poor grandmas don't die.


How about we cut her some slack for a minute?  You or I don't know the whole story.  However, if she is anything like a majority of peope in this country, she can't afford to be away from work.  Full stop.  So she played russian roulette, and lost, and now many other's lives are inconvenienced, at best.  It's probably gonna happen to you.  It's probably gonna happen to me.  You want to charge someone?  Look at Donald J. Trump, and work your way down.  If we had a system in place that allowed working parents to stay home and care for sick children, or their own sickness, without threat of losing their job or home, then your argument is valid.  Since we don't live in fairytale land however, this is what happens.

Now if she's a MAGAt who thought this was a hoax, went bar hopping, and sucked 26 dicks on her way out of the parking lot...and then got this disease, then we'd be in agreement.
 
2020-07-12 11:21:39 PM  
little disease vectors. gross
 
2020-07-12 11:27:21 PM  
The only responsible things to do are:
-Pay every American to stay the fark home
-Give a shiatload of hazard pay to essential businesses
-Freeze rent/mortgages
-Mandate mask-wearing in public, with at LEAST a fine as a penalty for not doing so.
-Punish essential businesses that don't properly protect their workers.
-Make COVID-19 treatment, testing and a possible eventual vaccine 100% free.

We printed trillions of dollars for Wall Street to keep Trump's poll numbers the stock market up. It's about goddamn time we spent some money on people who actually need it.
 
2020-07-12 11:32:54 PM  

some_beer_drinker: weddingsinger: But I'm sure reopening schools will be fine

having kids was not a smart choice in a pandemic. fools


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2020-07-12 11:32:57 PM  
ooohhh they must be soooo sick...that the word HOSPITAL is not mentioned in the article.

if i was that concerned about one of my kids i would have them in the hospital.
 
2020-07-12 11:36:09 PM  

weddingsinger: But I'm sure reopening schools will be fine


This is what most people believe. And they will be wrong.
 
2020-07-12 11:38:16 PM  

cherryl taggart: weddingsinger: But I'm sure reopening schools will be fine

I do some work for a private school, highly regarded in an area of GA that is still considered a hot zone.  We have been pressured since May, when online school ended to re-open for summer camp/school and now we are opening in early August.  We have parents taking out loans to ensure their kid's placement, or multiple kids.  These parents cannot really afford to keep trying to work from home or rely on a family member to watch the kid.

The teachers and admins are fretting, but know they have to do whatever it takes, because this community can't shut down and hope the state or Feds come up with funds to feed and house everyone.


is this the same religious school you send your kids to even though that faith means nothing to you and your family? glad to know you're making money there too. you're a real piece of work.
 
2020-07-12 11:39:52 PM  

LordJiro: The only responsible things to do are:
-Pay every American to stay the fark home
-Give a shiatload of hazard pay to essential businesses
-Freeze rent/mortgages
-Mandate mask-wearing in public, with at LEAST a fine as a penalty for not doing so.
-Punish essential businesses that don't properly protect their workers.
-Make COVID-19 treatment, testing and a possible eventual vaccine 100% free.

We printed trillions of dollars for Wall Street to keep Trump's poll numbers the stock market up. It's about goddamn time we spent some money on people who actually need it.


And none of that is going to happen.

Good luck everyone, we're on our own.
 
2020-07-12 11:40:13 PM  

jtown: propasaurus: Back in late February-early March I heard that Japan was closing all their schools for 30 days in response to the virus outbreak. Back then I thought, can you imagine the chaos that would erupt if the US had to close all schools for 30 days?
And then the shiat hit the fan.
But, because we're America (!) we half-assed it. And now we're f*cked.

And we're still talking about opening schools next month.

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And when DeVoss was asked if the Federal gov't had any guidelines for opening schools, her answer was literally "they'll have to figure it out for themselves".
 
2020-07-12 11:45:35 PM  

cherryl taggart: weddingsinger: But I'm sure reopening schools will be fine

I do some work for a private school, highly regarded in an area of GA that is still considered a hot zone.  We have been pressured since May, when online school ended to re-open for summer camp/school and now we are opening in early August.  We have parents taking out loans to ensure their kid's placement, or multiple kids.  These parents cannot really afford to keep trying to work from home or rely on a family member to watch the kid.

The teachers and admins are fretting, but know they have to do whatever it takes, because this community can't shut down and hope the state or Feds come up with funds to feed and house everyone.


The current administration has definitely ensured that the federal government will be doing absolutely nothing. This is a purposeful effort to discredit the federal government in the eyes of both citizens and the world.

Trump ran on this promise as a campaign issue and anyone who voted for him both supported those ideas and knew what they were doing.
 
2020-07-12 11:50:10 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: If only we could do something to help people, like a first-world country would.


We're so far from a first-world country, we can't yell loud enough to ask any of them for advice. Not that we'd listen anyway.
 
2020-07-12 11:52:35 PM  

Mister Buttons: cretinbob: Kids totes can't spread it

Well, you see viruses either like kids, or they like adults, they are kind of like pedos that way.  So this virus REALLY likes grandmas and grandpas, so the kids are totes safe.

Liberate the schools/day care!!!


GMILInfect?
 
2020-07-12 11:52:55 PM  
Kids are well known for washing their hands, covering their mouths when coughing/sneezing, and following rules.

Go to school, jump off a bridge, and play protest in traffic kids; it's fun and easy to make replacements.
 
2020-07-13 12:00:37 AM  

Boo_Guy: Danger Avoid Death: Thank You Black Jesus!: gop: money>your kids

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"If you're pre-born, you're fine.  If you're pre-school, you're f*cked."
 
2020-07-13 12:17:12 AM  

LordJiro: The only responsible things to do are:
-Pay every American to stay the fark home
-Give a shiatload of hazard pay to essential businesses
-Freeze rent/mortgages
-Mandate mask-wearing in public, with at LEAST a fine as a penalty for not doing so.
-Punish essential businesses that don't properly protect their workers.
-Make COVID-19 treatment, testing and a possible eventual vaccine 100% free.

We printed trillions of dollars for Wall Street to keep Trump's poll numbers the stock market up. It's about goddamn time we spent some money on people who actually need it.


Well duh. This is what sane people have been saying since the beginning... of course it wont happen because america is built for the 1% and the rest can fark off and die. The fake democracy we have is just PR bullshiat so people dont show up to the 1% houses, burn them to the farking ground then cut their throats.

The 2000 crash, the 2008 crash and the current pandemic response should have told you everything you needed about the REAL america. The elite rule, congress backs them and the little people can get sick without getting treated, get shot by the cops and stay poor forever. If you dare oppose the system, you're a terrorist/rioter/the cops beat you/shoots you.

Stupid ass cops dont realize that by supporting the government, they are screwing themselves, their kids, their friends and their whole future. American cops are as dumb as Venezuela cops.
 
2020-07-13 12:20:32 AM  
I dont trust that daycares, schools and summer camps can open safely right now. And I wont trust it until vaccines and viable treatments are readily available. I'm not putting my kids and my family at risk to stroke some farkstick's ego. Go ahead and open the schools. My kids wont be there.
 
2020-07-13 12:29:16 AM  

weddingsinger: But I'm sure reopening schools will be fine


Perfectly fine. Betsy DeVos, with all her qualifications and experiences with public schools, has assured us that only 0.02% of school kids will die when we re-open schools.

I wish I was kidding about that number.
 
2020-07-13 12:39:59 AM  

Cubs300: Butterflew: So an adult was tested and waiting for the results, and while she was waiting, she took her kid to daycare 3 different days.

Wtf is wrong with people? Why do people who have been tested go around to places before they get results back?

This is awful and IMO the lady should be charged. She better hope those poor grandmas don't die.

How about we cut her some slack for a minute?  You or I don't know the whole story.  However, if she is anything like a majority of peope in this country, she can't afford to be away from work.  Full stop.  So she played russian roulette, and lost, and now many other's lives are inconvenienced, at best.  It's probably gonna happen to you.  It's probably gonna happen to me.  You want to charge someone?  Look at Donald J. Trump, and work your way down.  If we had a system in place that allowed working parents to stay home and care for sick children, or their own sickness, without threat of losing their job or home, then your argument is valid.  Since we don't live in fairytale land however, this is what happens.

Now if she's a MAGAt who thought this was a hoax, went bar hopping, and sucked 26 dicks on her way out of the parking lot...and then got this disease, then we'd be in agreement.


Yeah, dead and (or) 10s of thousand of hospital bills is just a minor inconvenience. Hopefully, her coworkers / other parents don't have this outcome but these are the stakes in this game of Russian Roulette.
 
2020-07-13 12:45:45 AM  

Veloram: I dont trust that daycares, schools and summer camps can open safely right now. And I wont trust it until vaccines and viable treatments are readily available. I'm not putting my kids and my family at risk to stroke some farkstick's ego. Go ahead and open the schools. My kids wont be there.


right there with you.  If we need to homeschool then so be it.  We learned about schools being a vector for disease on day 3 of my first son's pre-school when he came home with a fever and the flu, then two days later my wife and I had it.

If you think I'm gonna risk that with COVID, you are farking dreaming.
 
2020-07-13 12:49:59 AM  
There is no safe way to open schools.
 
2020-07-13 1:16:13 AM  

Veloram: I dont trust that daycares, schools and summer camps can open safely right now. And I wont trust it until vaccines and viable treatments are readily available. I'm not putting my kids and my family at risk to stroke some farkstick's ego. Go ahead and open the schools. My kids wont be there.


It's great that you have that option.  You either have tons of money or you have the ability to work from home.  Instead of all the self-righteousness, how about a little sympathy or solution for those that will be kicked out of their homes unless they can go out and work?
 
2020-07-13 1:47:47 AM  

LordJiro: The only responsible things to do are:
-Pay every American to stay the fark home
-Give a shiatload of hazard pay to essential businesses
-Freeze rent/mortgages
-Mandate mask-wearing in public, with at LEAST a fine as a penalty for not doing so.
-Punish essential businesses that don't properly protect their workers.
-Make COVID-19 treatment, testing and a possible eventual vaccine 100% free.

We printed trillions of dollars for Wall Street to keep Trump's poll numbers the stock market up. It's about goddamn time we spent some money on people who actually need it.


Is there any way to speed up the inauguration if Biden wins to November 4th so this can happen??? Please!?!?
 
2020-07-13 1:48:08 AM  
"People need to take this seriously, and stay home if they are sick at all."

It turned out the child was asymptomatic and both the child and mom have since tested positive for the virus, she said.


So stay home if you have no symptoms?  Who's making these rules?
 
2020-07-13 2:01:15 AM  
Fark is truly not operating within reality judging by some of these comments.
 
2020-07-13 2:12:23 AM  

portnoyd: Fark is truly not operating within reality judging by some of these comments.


Welcome to Fark. LOL
 
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