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(NYPost)   Survey finds that three out of four NYC subway riders say that the MTA cleaning for COVID makes them feel safer. Fourth rider was taking a deuce on the 1   (nypost.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Hygiene, Cleanliness, Public transport, MTA's costly cleaning, Train, agency survey, transit customers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo  
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2021-01-20 1:44:07 PM  
Good.  Keep it up.
 
2021-01-20 1:45:49 PM  
Having never been on a NYC subway and only hearing stories, does this mean they're cleaner now than ever before? That would be nice to keep going even after Covid is under control.
 
2021-01-20 1:47:31 PM  
Fresh air is what matters. Cleaning surfaces is just pandemic control theater.
 
2021-01-20 1:49:59 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: Having never been on a NYC subway and only hearing stories, does this mean they're cleaner now than ever before? That would be nice to keep going even after Covid is under control.


That's why people like it. We all know that it doesn't do anything to stop COVID, but it's refreshing to see the trains actually be clean.
 
2021-01-20 1:52:08 PM  
Finally I can go back to paying hobos to lick the straps.
 
2021-01-20 2:01:12 PM  

PirateKing: Finally I can go back to paying hobos to lick the straps.


and this is why I always lick a strap I'm about to grab so that its clean.  Can't be too careful with this virus getting on your hands and all.
 
2021-01-20 2:04:56 PM  

PirateKing: Finally I can go back to paying hobos to lick the straps.


BumpInTheNight is the hobo, I guess.
 
2021-01-20 2:06:05 PM  

wetrat: Herr Morgenstern: Having never been on a NYC subway and only hearing stories, does this mean they're cleaner now than ever before? That would be nice to keep going even after Covid is under control.

That's why people like it. We all know that it doesn't do anything to stop COVID, but it's refreshing to see the trains actually be clean.


If the choice is to keep having the subway close between 1am and 5am and getting them regularly cleaned, I honestly do not know which I prefer. Those 3am ubers get expensive.
 
2021-01-20 2:08:05 PM  
Keep up the good work. You always find the one that does not approve.
 
2021-01-20 2:12:16 PM  

Prof. Frink: PirateKing: Finally I can go back to paying hobos to lick the straps.

BumpInTheNight is the hobo, I guess.


Always fun to meet work friends online...
 
2021-01-20 2:14:22 PM  

Prof. Frink: PirateKing: Finally I can go back to paying hobos to lick the straps.

BumpInTheNight is the hobo, I guess.


Oh god no, I'd never waste a precious hobo lick on something frivolous like some random public subway straps.  Hobo licks don't grow on trees you know?!
 
2021-01-20 2:15:35 PM  
1 in 4 are people who leave work at 2am or have to arrive at work at 4am, obviously.
 
2021-01-20 2:15:48 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Good.  Keep it up.


I'll try but my bowels have their own schedule and it doesn't always align with my commute.
 
2021-01-20 2:26:40 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Prof. Frink: PirateKing: Finally I can go back to paying hobos to lick the straps.

BumpInTheNight is the hobo, I guess.

Oh god no, I'd never waste a precious hobo lick on something frivolous like some random public subway straps.  Hobo licks don't grow on trees you know?!


No matter how well you tape up the grafts, they never take.
 
2021-01-20 2:30:21 PM  
Since it is a virus, how people feel is inconsequential. Airborne pandemics are only spread by subways. :(
 
2021-01-20 2:32:54 PM  

40 degree day: Fresh air is what matters. Cleaning surfaces is just pandemic control theater.


Yeah, I thought that latest evidence showed that surface cleaning really wasn't a factor
 
2021-01-20 2:34:12 PM  
You can't catch COVID on the NYC subway.   COVID went down in the NYC subway and was immediately murdered by NYC bred subway germs which didn't appreciate it trying to muscle in on their turf.
 
2021-01-20 2:56:11 PM  

40 degree day: Fresh air is what matters. Cleaning surfaces is just pandemic control theater.


I wish more people understood this. But wiping down surfaces is visible and air changes per hour isn't, unless you go and buy a carbon dioxide meter to monitor it yourself (at about $200 for a quality one on Amazon, after wading through all the carbon monoxide detectors that came up at the top of your carbon dioxide search).

That said, 18 times per hour (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/​20​20/08/10/nyregion/nyc-subway-coronavir​us.html ).
 
2021-01-20 3:28:24 PM  

BourbonMakesItBetter: 40 degree day: Fresh air is what matters. Cleaning surfaces is just pandemic control theater.

I wish more people understood this. But wiping down surfaces is visible and air changes per hour isn't, unless you go and buy a carbon dioxide meter to monitor it yourself (at about $200 for a quality one on Amazon, after wading through all the carbon monoxide detectors that came up at the top of your carbon dioxide search).

That said, 18 times per hour (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2​020/08/10/nyregion/nyc-subway-coronavi​rus.html ).


Nice link, thank you.
 
2021-01-20 3:32:30 PM  
I'm sure the rats appreciate it, but nobody polls them.
 
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2021-01-20 3:42:36 PM  
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2021-01-20 3:45:57 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: Having never been on a NYC subway and only hearing stories, does this mean they're cleaner now than ever before? That would be nice to keep going even after Covid is under control.


When I was working over in Astorai, I would take the 7, i believe, to Grand Central when I wanted to walk around and I don't remember the cars being especially dirty, but some of the riders needed to bathe in bleach for a day or two.
 
2021-01-20 5:10:55 PM  

PirateKing: BumpInTheNight: Prof. Frink: PirateKing: Finally I can go back to paying hobos to lick the straps.

BumpInTheNight is the hobo, I guess.

Oh god no, I'd never waste a precious hobo lick on something frivolous like some random public subway straps.  Hobo licks don't grow on trees you know?!

No matter how well you tape up the grafts, they never take.


Are you why I kept seeing people strung up high in trees, with their tongues duct taped to branches?
 
2021-01-20 6:26:55 PM  

40 degree day: Fresh air is what matters. Cleaning surfaces is just pandemic control theater.


Yeah, but the fumes from the homeless bum taking a deuce might kill the 'Rona that's in the air.... and maybe a few other things as well.
 
2021-01-20 6:51:45 PM  

BumpInTheNight: PirateKing: BumpInTheNight: Prof. Frink: PirateKing: Finally I can go back to paying hobos to lick the straps.

BumpInTheNight is the hobo, I guess.

Oh god no, I'd never waste a precious hobo lick on something frivolous like some random public subway straps.  Hobo licks don't grow on trees you know?!

No matter how well you tape up the grafts, they never take.

Are you why I kept seeing people strung up high in trees, with their tongues duct taped to branches?


Should I not have used duct tape?
 
2021-01-20 8:45:35 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: Having never been on a NYC subway and only hearing stories, does this mean they're cleaner now than ever before? That would be nice to keep going even after Covid is under control.


I remember when the COVID outbreak first happened and I saw the news footage of them cleaning the subways and thinking "that's probably the first time they've been cleaned in decades".
 
2021-01-20 8:46:19 PM  

Gaddiel: wetrat: Herr Morgenstern: Having never been on a NYC subway and only hearing stories, does this mean they're cleaner now than ever before? That would be nice to keep going even after Covid is under control.

That's why people like it. We all know that it doesn't do anything to stop COVID, but it's refreshing to see the trains actually be clean.

If the choice is to keep having the subway close between 1am and 5am and getting them regularly cleaned, I honestly do not know which I prefer. Those 3am ubers get expensive.


Plus the homeless lose their place to sleep for the night.
 
2021-01-21 10:39:53 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: Having never been on a NYC subway and only hearing stories, does this mean they're cleaner now than ever before? That would be nice to keep going even after Covid is under control.


I've only had to experience the NYC Subway a couple times before COVID but after 9/11.  It was cleaner than people would lead one to believe, but where it's not, yeah, it's really not and everyone avoids it.  Possibly including the cleaners.
 
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