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(Salon)   Restaurants wanting to save their business need to start refusing service to Covid-19 deniers   (salon.com) divider line
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689 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Oct 2020 at 6:07 AM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-10-13 5:51:33 AM  
No, Republicans are not a protected class, you can mace them and deny entry.
 
2020-10-13 6:29:56 AM  
Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?
 
2020-10-13 6:36:01 AM  
It'll never happen.  Restaurant industry is devastated and they taking any business they can.  Most people I know in the industry are in denial as to the severity of COVID (probably to prevent cognitive dissonance of their livelihood resulting in infections and deaths).
 
2020-10-13 6:47:09 AM  

sleze: It'll never happen.  Restaurant industry is devastated and they taking any business they can.  Most people I know in the industry are in denial as to the severity of COVID (probably to prevent cognitive dissonance of their livelihood resulting in infections and deaths).


Most of the people I know in Tel Aviv who are the strongest coronavirus conspiracy theorists and maskholes also happen to work in the restaurant and/or bar industry. Indeed, I think the two are related.
 
2020-10-13 7:31:54 AM  

bostonguy: Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?


Fundraiser for Trump.  Wealthy individuals paid $200k each to meet him, and a local restaurant sent 13 staff members to serve the food/drinks.
So the catering staff all get furloughed for 2 weeks, likely unpaid, and they likely don't have decent health insurance.
#45 had to hold the event as apparently hundreds of millions of dollars have gone missing from his campaign funds and he's almost out of cash.
In other words, an average Trump event.
 
2020-10-13 7:52:20 AM  

bostonguy: Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?


Hostesses, Servers, Bartenders, Barbacks, Cooks, Dishwashers, Busboys, . . . , etc.  You know jobs, paychecks, taxes . . . we call this economic activity.  It's really important to some people.
 
2020-10-13 8:02:30 AM  
Covid deniers should only be allowed to eat at their kind of restaurants, you know, buffets and Carl's Jr
 
2020-10-13 8:27:21 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: bostonguy: Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?

Hostesses, Servers, Bartenders, Barbacks, Cooks, Dishwashers, Busboys, . . . , etc.  You know jobs, paychecks, taxes . . . we call this economic activity.  It's really important to some people.


There's a lot of Americans like me who, despite enjoying eating at restaurants, simply have not gone back since mid-March and don't plan on going back for some time. We won't go back until it is safe to be in a restaurant indefinitely without a mask on. There'd be a lot more of this kind of economic activity if we'd just suppress the damn virus.
 
2020-10-13 8:32:13 AM  
Several restaurants near me have closed near me and I feel bad for the employees but not enough to risk my family for it. I wasn't big on dining in anyways. Sadly, I just think a lot of these jobs are stores are gone.
 
2020-10-13 8:53:39 AM  

Serious Black: Zeb Hesselgresser: bostonguy: Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?

Hostesses, Servers, Bartenders, Barbacks, Cooks, Dishwashers, Busboys, . . . , etc.  You know jobs, paychecks, taxes . . . we call this economic activity.  It's really important to some people.

There's a lot of Americans like me who, despite enjoying eating at restaurants, simply have not gone back since mid-March and don't plan on going back for some time. We won't go back until it is safe to be in a restaurant indefinitely without a mask on. There'd be a lot more of this kind of economic activity if we'd just suppress the damn virus.


There is growing evidence that this was never a realistically possible.
 
2020-10-13 9:46:45 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Serious Black: Zeb Hesselgresser: bostonguy: Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?

Hostesses, Servers, Bartenders, Barbacks, Cooks, Dishwashers, Busboys, . . . , etc.  You know jobs, paychecks, taxes . . . we call this economic activity.  It's really important to some people.

There's a lot of Americans like me who, despite enjoying eating at restaurants, simply have not gone back since mid-March and don't plan on going back for some time. We won't go back until it is safe to be in a restaurant indefinitely without a mask on. There'd be a lot more of this kind of economic activity if we'd just suppress the damn virus.

There is growing evidence that this was never a realistically possible.


Vietnam is at 11 total cases per million residents and has never recorded a day with more than 50 positive test results. I'd call that suppression.

Thailand is at 52 total cases per million residents and, since the beginning of May, have recorded only one day with more than 20 positive test results. I'd call that suppression.

New Zealand has (twice) eliminated all local transmission of the virus. I'd call that suppression.

South Korea pushed their average daily positive test results to under 50 cases and, when faced with an outbreak of several hundred cases per day, acted quickly and drove positive test cases from that local peak to an average of under 80 cases per day. I'd call that suppression.

How many examples do I need to provide to counter your argument that suppressing the virus is not realistically possible?
 
2020-10-13 10:08:38 AM  

Serious Black: Zeb Hesselgresser: Serious Black: Zeb Hesselgresser: bostonguy: Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?

Hostesses, Servers, Bartenders, Barbacks, Cooks, Dishwashers, Busboys, . . . , etc.  You know jobs, paychecks, taxes . . . we call this economic activity.  It's really important to some people.

There's a lot of Americans like me who, despite enjoying eating at restaurants, simply have not gone back since mid-March and don't plan on going back for some time. We won't go back until it is safe to be in a restaurant indefinitely without a mask on. There'd be a lot more of this kind of economic activity if we'd just suppress the damn virus.

There is growing evidence that this was never a realistically possible.

Vietnam is at 11 total cases per million residents and has never recorded a day with more than 50 positive test results. I'd call that suppression.

Thailand is at 52 total cases per million residents and, since the beginning of May, have recorded only one day with more than 20 positive test results. I'd call that suppression.

New Zealand has (twice) eliminated all local transmission of the virus. I'd call that suppression.

South Korea pushed their average daily positive test results to under 50 cases and, when faced with an outbreak of several hundred cases per day, acted quickly and drove positive test cases from that local peak to an average of under 80 cases per day. I'd call that suppression.

How many examples do I need to provide to counter your argument that suppressing the virus is not realistically possible?


Somewhere that isn't an easily isolated Island or populated with historically some of the least obese people on the planet.

You know, a country with similar demographics, constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and tendency or penchant for obstinate, self destructive stupidity.  Can we just agree to amend my earlier statement to

There is growing evidence that this was never a realistically possible here, in the USA or similarly inclined population centers.
 
2020-10-13 10:26:26 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Serious Black: Zeb Hesselgresser: bostonguy: Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?

Hostesses, Servers, Bartenders, Barbacks, Cooks, Dishwashers, Busboys, . . . , etc.  You know jobs, paychecks, taxes . . . we call this economic activity.  It's really important to some people.

There's a lot of Americans like me who, despite enjoying eating at restaurants, simply have not gone back since mid-March and don't plan on going back for some time. We won't go back until it is safe to be in a restaurant indefinitely without a mask on. There'd be a lot more of this kind of economic activity if we'd just suppress the damn virus.

There is growing evidence that this was never a realistically possible.


Yeah because our country is ran by idiots and the people that don't know that they are idiots ruin it for everyone.
 
2020-10-13 10:45:30 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Serious Black: Zeb Hesselgresser: Serious Black: Zeb Hesselgresser: bostonguy: Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?

Hostesses, Servers, Bartenders, Barbacks, Cooks, Dishwashers, Busboys, . . . , etc.  You know jobs, paychecks, taxes . . . we call this economic activity.  It's really important to some people.

There's a lot of Americans like me who, despite enjoying eating at restaurants, simply have not gone back since mid-March and don't plan on going back for some time. We won't go back until it is safe to be in a restaurant indefinitely without a mask on. There'd be a lot more of this kind of economic activity if we'd just suppress the damn virus.

There is growing evidence that this was never a realistically possible.

Vietnam is at 11 total cases per million residents and has never recorded a day with more than 50 positive test results. I'd call that suppression.

Thailand is at 52 total cases per million residents and, since the beginning of May, have recorded only one day with more than 20 positive test results. I'd call that suppression.

New Zealand has (twice) eliminated all local transmission of the virus. I'd call that suppression.

South Korea pushed their average daily positive test results to under 50 cases and, when faced with an outbreak of several hundred cases per day, acted quickly and drove positive test cases from that local peak to an average of under 80 cases per day. I'd call that suppression.

How many examples do I need to provide to counter your argument that suppressing the virus is not realistically possible?

Somewhere that isn't an easily isolated Island or populated with historically some of the least obese people on the planet.

You know, a country with similar demographics, constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and tendency or penchant for obstinate, self destructive stupidity.  Can we just agree to amend my earlier statement to

There is growing evidence that this was never a realistically possib ...


Dipshiat, there are 216 countries in the world and the US is in the top 10 worst in per capita deaths. Just because assholes like you couldn't stand to not go to Applebees for a couple of months

And before you say "But New York!", if you take out New York and New Jersey we're still top 15
 
2020-10-13 10:59:26 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Serious Black: Zeb Hesselgresser: Serious Black: Zeb Hesselgresser: bostonguy: Why are restaurants open for anything other than delivery and takeaway?

Hostesses, Servers, Bartenders, Barbacks, Cooks, Dishwashers, Busboys, . . . , etc.  You know jobs, paychecks, taxes . . . we call this economic activity.  It's really important to some people.

There's a lot of Americans like me who, despite enjoying eating at restaurants, simply have not gone back since mid-March and don't plan on going back for some time. We won't go back until it is safe to be in a restaurant indefinitely without a mask on. There'd be a lot more of this kind of economic activity if we'd just suppress the damn virus.

There is growing evidence that this was never a realistically possible.

Vietnam is at 11 total cases per million residents and has never recorded a day with more than 50 positive test results. I'd call that suppression.

Thailand is at 52 total cases per million residents and, since the beginning of May, have recorded only one day with more than 20 positive test results. I'd call that suppression.

New Zealand has (twice) eliminated all local transmission of the virus. I'd call that suppression.

South Korea pushed their average daily positive test results to under 50 cases and, when faced with an outbreak of several hundred cases per day, acted quickly and drove positive test cases from that local peak to an average of under 80 cases per day. I'd call that suppression.

How many examples do I need to provide to counter your argument that suppressing the virus is not realistically possible?

Somewhere that isn't an easily isolated Island or populated with historically some of the least obese people on the planet.

You know, a country with similar demographics, constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and tendency or penchant for obstinate, self destructive stupidity.  Can we just agree to amend my earlier statement to

There is growing evidence that this was never a realistically possib ...


I've seen lots of evidence that obese people have more severe symptoms and higher death rates to COVID. I haven't seen any evidence that obese people have higher diagnosis rates with COVID. Even so, the worst highly-populated country (I'm saying highly-populated is more than 10 million residents) on the planet in terms of rate of infection is Peru, a country with about half the obesity rate of America. They have barely more cases per capita than America does and recently cleared one death per 1,000 residents. Obesity rate, like every other factor, only plays one small part in the spread and severity of COVID.
 
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