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Tam
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I just checked and the numbers online don't always match what we know locally to be true. Our numbers are going up because we have so many tourists especially this year.

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Our governor was asked about that in a press conference this week. The John Hopkins numbers are higher than KY’s numbers. The answer goes like this: Our state reviews the numbers daily to delete duplicates and people from out of state that come here to take tests. The adjustments are reported a day late. Hopkins isn’t picking up the adjusted numbers. They pull the initial raw data and don’t recheck the next day for adjustments. 
Perhaps the same thing is happening where you live. 

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@sue-ellen Thanks that could be it! It's just that we have such a small population that we know what is going on

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It was announced yesterday that my state will continue with it’s rules, fines and stage 4 lockdown for longer than expected. Light won’t be seen until our total state cases are below 5 cases a day, for 2 weeks in a row. They are basing decision making on modelling predictions.

The most challenging aspect for me, is only being permitted to be, within 5km of my residence. I’d like to be able to drive to the next town and support small businesses.

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Today there was a boat parade on the lake here with about 4,000 boats in it. Some of the neighbors are having family over for Labor Day weekend. Almost no one bothers with masks in this neighborhood. People are pretty much over it around here. 

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Someone told me their husband went into a Sam's club without a mask. No one said anything. I guess she was wearing one.

I asked if there was a sign on the door. She said she didn't notice.

I think people are over it here too, for the most part. It's the government / big business that's holding on.

My husband has not been able to visit his mother in a nursing home for all these months. It's been awful for her. These are potentially the last months of her life. It's been very hard to endure. There are zero cases. He cant even meet her outside, in masks.

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@elsa That's criminal 😢

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@dolce he is seeing her today. He is allowed to stand outside the window of her room and talk to her but the window cannot be open.

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@elsa I'm glad for that, although I know it's not ideal. What a difficult situation to be in. I know they're not alone. I just can't imagine.

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@elsa That is ridiculous. Even as a healthcare worker, I don't see why at this point, nursing homes couldn't find some creative workarounds. A hug wall, a special room disinfected between family visits with the air filtered, etc. if they're just concerned about keeping infection from coming in. 

The assisted living home where I used to work (here in Georgia) has their residents outside exercising on the porch--everyone sitting apart in a big circle and wearung masks. Or sitting in the hallway in front of their rooms wearing masks doing an activity. Staff members come in and out and wear masks and maybe a face shield, no other PPE. (I'm sure they run errands and visit friends and family, travel just like everyone else out there. They're not hiding out at home, I know that much!)

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@elsa omg...I just saw this. This is horrific. The lack of contact for all people, especially the elderly, is harmful.

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Agreed it's the government/big business that's holding on. Here in The Netherlands the regular people are over it too. I live downtown in a big city and it's impossible to social distance here. You can wear as mask, if you like. Which is weird, since covering ones face was prohibited a year ago. 

Since June 1st it is mandatory to wear a mask in public transportation. I bike everywhere. 

If I have to line up outside a store because only a certain amount of people are allowed in I don't. There's always a next store over here.  

The government has ordered bars to register guests, but many bars do not bother. I was out dining in a beer garden type of setting and everyone was sitting close to one another. Nobody knows anyone who has died. I hope it will be this way when I will perform with my band again, at the end of this month. Choirs and festivals are prohibited, though. I feel for that industry.  

We never had a complete lock-down. People are just advised to work from home if they can. But if you live in an eldery person's home you are f*cked. Some elderly homes impose nazi-type regimes upon the people living there and their family. If my dad was living in one I would kidnap him outta there.

I watched a wedding from my window where everyone was hugging, which is just as well. Our minister of (Class)Justice and (Un)Safety had his wedding the week before and a paparazzo took pictures of him shaking hands with guests and putting an arm round his eldery mother in law. He made his excuses with tears in his eyes. 47% of the Dutch want him gone.

When sitting on a terrace boat me and my friend E. saw the Dutch Prime Minister in a boat with 5 friends. Not social-distancing, having fun. A few hours later he tells us to keep social-distancing. He and the minister of (Class)Justice and (Un)Safety clearly don't believe in the rules themselves. 

But danger looms and I am not talking about a virus. 'Our' minister of Health wants to install an Emergency Law this month. This will have him rule over the land without the interference of parliament. By no means is there an emergency going on. The number of deaths are still lower than the ones from the regular flu in 2018. Yet everyday words like 'mask', 'social-distancing' and 'virus' are imposed on us to create a market for a vaccine. Hydroxychloroquine is prohibited over here. 

I had my tv shut off. I have stopped watching state propaganda 3 years ago and I am not starting now.  

 

   

 

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Four senators from my state just introduced a bill to make it "a misdemeanor of the second degree if the person willfully fails to wear a mask or other face covering that is necessary to protect public health as a result of a declaration by the Governor of disaster emergency..."

A misdomeanor for not following a governor's mandate. There is no exemption for medical conditions even though the mandate includes them. These people are unbelievable. Now we wait to see if they can pass it.

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