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(Detroit Free Press)   Ten days ago, a wedding hall defied orders and held a 100-plus-person reception. As of today, there are at least 5 Covid-19 cases directly linked to the event. This is why we can't have nice things   (freep.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Wayne County, Michigan, Southgate, Michigan, Downriver, Wayne County Public Health Division, Detroit River, Function hall, Crystal Gardens Banquet Hall, Wyandotte, Michigan  
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2020-07-29 5:16:34 PM  
It's like killing people on your wedding daaaaay.
 
2020-07-29 5:23:24 PM  
But it's only FIVE!  CHIPSMATE LIBRAGARDOS!
 
2020-07-29 5:25:24 PM  
I... am pretty sure I have been there.

Like eight years ago, calm down!
 
2020-07-29 5:53:36 PM  
You. Stupid. F*ckers.
 
2020-07-29 6:50:50 PM  
Put the owner in prison.  That may stop people from defying orders.
 
2020-07-29 6:55:01 PM  
Ah the good old days when you got a pack of matches.
 
2020-07-29 9:03:55 PM  
The Death Song
Youtube M5nWM4MEYBI
 
2020-07-29 9:04:12 PM  
This is why you should have your wedding at Waffle House
 
2020-07-29 9:04:21 PM  
Stupid Texans.
 
2020-07-29 9:04:51 PM  
I just saw a packed outdoor funeral (under a tent) where everyone was unmasked and in tight groups like a good old party. Ironically, I was pulling into the adjacent covid drive through testing site for my test.
 
2020-07-29 9:05:52 PM  
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2020-07-29 9:06:13 PM  
Kegstands kill COVID.
 
2020-07-29 9:08:35 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: Stupid Texans.


In Michigan?
 
2020-07-29 9:10:14 PM  
Till death do us part.


/literally
 
2020-07-29 9:11:55 PM  
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2020-07-29 9:13:56 PM  
Mitch McConnell and the rest of the senate GOP have a hard-on for a blanket immunity from COVID lawsuits because they WANT more of this. They want to encourage more irresponsible behavior for short term political gain.
 
2020-07-29 9:14:30 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/M5nWM4ME​YBI]


Side note:

He released a new song today. Check it out. It is a slow rock song. It's not bad. Not great, but not bad.
 
2020-07-29 9:16:09 PM  
"So many of the many events we've had scheduled have been moved into the fall or winter. Some have been moved to an outdoor park in Southgate, but we did go ahead with this event because the people were desperate to have it."

They paid triple the usual rate, didn't they?
 
2020-07-29 9:16:20 PM  
Downriver Dirtballs.
 
2020-07-29 9:16:20 PM  
Mazaltov!
 
2020-07-29 9:16:38 PM  
Was this the one in San Francisco?

Whoops, not the same wedding, this is the same thing in San Francisco but was it the church or the restaurant. Enjoy your Covid gifts from Frisco people of Nashville, Arizona, and San Diego .

I've been saying it for 30 years now: Weddings are to be avoided like the plague Covid
 
2020-07-29 9:17:28 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: Stupid Texans.


And this has what to do with Texas? The banquet hall is in Southgate, Michigan
 
2020-07-29 9:18:09 PM  
Meh... The federal government forced me to go, in person, to have some flunky working at a tshirt printing shop verify my I9 documents.

My state government forced me to go, in person, to have my vehicle tested and pay them a ridiculous 'registration fee' that they increased by about 50 percent from the previous year.

It's pretty hard to take covid seriously when the government doesn't.
 
2020-07-29 9:18:11 PM  
Subby: "five cases linked directly to the event"

TFA: "five people who attended the lunchtime reception... now have COVID-19", i.e. their cases have not been linked to the event.

Did they catch it there?  Did they spread it there?  Did they even have it at the time?  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Journalism is hard.

Now, they definitely broke the state's rules, they almost certainly knew they were breaking the rules, and they should have known better than to do that even if wasn't against the rules.  But the 11 days since then is enough for several transmission periods, so it is premature to blame the cases on the luncheon.
 
2020-07-29 9:19:02 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/M5nWM4ME​YBI]


Damn, I just dug up that CD this weekend.
 
2020-07-29 9:21:06 PM  
Right next to the Kroger I shop at.  Covid, aisle 9!
 
2020-07-29 9:23:17 PM  
There are small gyms in my area (silicon valley) opening against orders. People are defending the owners on the nextdoor site. I don't understand how they are stupid enough to do that, yet were smart enough to sign up for nextdoor. You need a name, address AND an email address to do that. Usually that's too big of a hurdle for dumb people.
 
2020-07-29 9:23:26 PM  
the four weddings and a funeral sequel - 1 wedding and 4 funerals
 
2020-07-29 9:23:33 PM  
And they will all die,blame orange man.NEXT
 
2020-07-29 9:23:59 PM  

phishrace: There are small gyms in my area (silicon valley) opening against orders. People are defending the owners on the nextdoor site. I don't understand how they are stupid enough to do that, yet were smart enough to sign up for nextdoor. You need a name, address AND an email address to do that. Usually that's too big of a hurdle for dumb people.


I think a lot of people must have relatives that do it for them.
 
2020-07-29 9:24:09 PM  

phishrace: There are small gyms in my area (silicon valley) opening against orders. People are defending the owners on the nextdoor site. I don't understand how they are stupid enough to do that, yet were smart enough to sign up for nextdoor. You need a name, address AND an email address to do that. Usually that's too big of a hurdle for dumb people.


do you even lift quarantine bro?
 
2020-07-29 9:24:53 PM  
It was a wedding gift no one expected when they celebrated newlyweds at a Downriver banquet hall on the afternoon of July 18. ...

No, really, they should have expected it.

Still, the Wayne County Public Health Division alleges Crystal Gardens violated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order 110, which limits gatherings to no more than 10 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.

Yeah, they have no excuse. Deny them medical care.
 
2020-07-29 9:26:40 PM  
They should have chanted "black lives matter, F^*k the police." Then these cases couldn't be attributed to this event.
 
2020-07-29 9:28:06 PM  

sdd2000: Sean VasDeferens: Stupid Texans.

And this has what to do with Texas? The banquet hall is in Southgate, Michigan


As someone who lives in North Texas, this is never inappropriate.
 
2020-07-29 9:29:08 PM  

UninformedButEnthusiastic: I just saw a packed outdoor funeral (under a tent) where everyone was unmasked and in tight groups like a good old party. Ironically, I was pulling into the adjacent covid drive through testing site for my test.


Doesn't the test suck?!
I had my 1st experience with it Monday (I had a seizure at a pharmacy drive-thru; they called patamedics; I wound up being admitted to the hospital post ICU/ER evaluation.) Before I could leave the ICU/ER to the room they found for me, I had to be tested.
I'd heard how awful feeling it is....
They stuck the swab as far up my nose as possible, and needed to swirl it around for a full 10 seconds.
I coughed, sputtered, and I guess kinda growled a little at one point.
Once done, it still felt like I'd inhaled a q-tip like a toddler and it'd gotten stuck for the next couple minutes.

My reward = COVID-negative, so I guess the bonus is a relatable anecdote.
 
2020-07-29 9:31:51 PM  
Shut the place down permanently.
As a matter of fact, bulldoze it.
 
2020-07-29 9:35:52 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: phishrace: There are small gyms in my area (silicon valley) opening against orders. People are defending the owners on the nextdoor site. I don't understand how they are stupid enough to do that, yet were smart enough to sign up for nextdoor. You need a name, address AND an email address to do that. Usually that's too big of a hurdle for dumb people.

do you even lift quarantine bro?


Yes. But only for sex, not to go to the gym.
 
2020-07-29 9:37:52 PM  
What's the fatality rate?
 
2020-07-29 9:38:38 PM  

VOCSL5: UninformedButEnthusiastic: I just saw a packed outdoor funeral (under a tent) where everyone was unmasked and in tight groups like a good old party. Ironically, I was pulling into the adjacent covid drive through testing site for my test.

Doesn't the test suck?!
I had my 1st experience with it Monday (I had a seizure at a pharmacy drive-thru; they called patamedics; I wound up being admitted to the hospital post ICU/ER evaluation.) Before I could leave the ICU/ER to the room they found for me, I had to be tested.
I'd heard how awful feeling it is....
They stuck the swab as far up my nose as possible, and needed to swirl it around for a full 10 seconds.
I coughed, sputtered, and I guess kinda growled a little at one point.
Once done, it still felt like I'd inhaled a q-tip like a toddler and it'd gotten stuck for the next couple minutes.

My reward = COVID-negative, so I guess the bonus is a relatable anecdote.


Same here right before my Gallbladder surgery.........me nose still hurts & that was almost 3 months ago.
 
2020-07-29 9:38:57 PM  
To be fair, TFA doesn't say all 5 got it at the wedding.  It just says they were all at said event.

Having said that, my niece's FIL drove from NJ to FL back in March to attend a wedding and family reunion in Florida despite the CDC saying the elderly shouldn't travel.  Both he and his wife, as well as several others, fell sick after they returned home to their various states.  The FIL wound up in the hospital a couple times, too.

To be fair to him and the others, fee were taking Covid all that seriously at the time in early March.
 
2020-07-29 9:44:32 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Meh... The federal government forced me to go, in person, to have some flunky working at a tshirt printing shop verify my I9 documents.

My state government forced me to go, in person, to have my vehicle tested and pay them a ridiculous 'registration fee' that they increased by about 50 percent from the previous year.

It's pretty hard to take covid seriously when the government doesn't.


My state government required that I go in-person to get my vehicle "smogged", where some high school dropout plugged into the OBD-2 terminal, printed out a piece of paper, and ransomed my car back to me for another year for an outrageous sum. They then demanded that I go in person to the DMV office so that I could have the medical certificate endorsement removed from my CDL, so that they don't revoke my entire drivers license, because DoT thinks fat people might suddenly fall asleep behind the wheel and kill a busload of people.
 
2020-07-29 9:54:14 PM  
The owner chooses THIS moment to biatch that the rules are unfair because a restaurant there can have 50% capacity but a catering hall can only have 10%...

...when people may have gotten ill at his facility and the news is on that.

Yes, you might be a superspreader but you should be given a chance to spread more!

Timing is everything, Sparky.
 
2020-07-29 9:56:39 PM  

sdd2000: Sean VasDeferens: Stupid Texans.

And this has what to do with Texas? The banquet hall is in Southgate, Michigan


Looks like SvD is taking geography lessons from Lucky.
 
2020-07-29 9:58:05 PM  

stealthsky: They should have chanted "black lives matter, F^*k the police." Then these cases couldn't be attributed to this event.


You sound white and inadequate.
 
2020-07-29 10:01:59 PM  
We didn't have some wild party there. We had a sit-down lunch for a group of nice people from the Romanian community."

Well, that explains it--vampires.
 
2020-07-29 10:07:49 PM  

Kornchex: Put the owner in prison.  That may stop people from defying orders.


Punishing only the property owner would just shift mass gatherings to parks and other government-owned property. It also seems counterproductive, and unfair to existing prisoners, to throw covidiots in with them; specialized internment camps/"hospitals" like Wuhan built in under a week would better combat the spread of disease. Keep public health violators there until they've got antibody resistance to the virus, or until the outbreak is contained. Controlling the disease seems relatively quick and easy for a developed country if reasonable public health rules are enforced.

Unfortunately Michigan's laws don't allow incarceration for violating the anti-pandemic orders; mask and gathering offenses are misdemeanors with a maximum penalty of $500 per count, and I don't think we've even had any arrests yet. Police have killed and arrested anti-maskers for other crimes, like shooting or stabbing mask proponents, but not for violating the state's mask law.
 
2020-07-29 10:10:18 PM  

Dork Gently: Subby: "five cases linked directly to the event"

TFA: "five people who attended the lunchtime reception... now have COVID-19", i.e. their cases have not been linked to the event.

Did they catch it there?  Did they spread it there?  Did they even have it at the time?  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Journalism is hard.

Now, they definitely broke the state's rules, they almost certainly knew they were breaking the rules, and they should have known better than to do that even if wasn't against the rules.  But the 11 days since then is enough for several transmission periods, so it is premature to blame the cases on the luncheon.


Depends on the infection rate in Michigan.  If it's like Indiana's, assume 1% 

Bin(n=100, r>=5, p=0.01) = 0.0035

sd = sqrt(.99) = 1

It's not likely that the five cases are just bad luck.  

At 2% infection, the chance of 5 or more cases is 0,05  The chance of exactly 5 cases is 0,035
 
2020-07-29 10:10:47 PM  
The thing is, the other 95 people don't care at all.
 
2020-07-29 10:16:46 PM  

Kornchex: Put the owner in prison.  That may stop people from defying orders.


That will just create another Kim Davis, these types are always looking for a "martyr" to prove how badly they are being "opressed"
 
2020-07-29 10:20:34 PM  
good work, morons
 
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