Re: Anyone concerned?
Posted by Reality on 8/31/2020, 6:20 pm, in reply to "Re: Anyone concerned?"
That's where the science plays in. Some say numbers are down because of lockdowns. Some say the lockdowns have no impact on it and it's really the natural cycle of the virus which tends to make the most sense to me based on watching all of the flare ups and such since March, even in places that supposedly "controlled" it. And notice the places that didn't control it aren't suddenly now out of control after opening up either. The only thing left to open up is bars. And I can guarantee you all those people that would have been at the bars have simply relocated to someone's backyard. |
School wasn't in session when Houston spiked in June. There were a number of things happening but school wasn't one of them. We were locked down and cases stayed down right up until people went out and that is why I tend to believe the second group of experts that say the lockdowns have little impact except to delay the inevitable and thus, our goal should be to protect the most vulnerable but that doesn't require a 3 year world closure....
It runs its course in every community. South Korea that supposedly controlled it the most really just limited the number of people exposed so now they are ticking up. 1 expert I heard said that Houston has had it's spike and at this point enough of the population has been infected that while you will see small spikes in certain areas there will not be another large spike across the region. That would also hint to me that the colleges and such seeing initial spikes will be fine once enough of the campus has been infected. Probably should distance some of the faculty but the research really indicates that the bulk of those college kids, (minus the obese or those with high blood pressure and diabetes), have very little to worry about and will hit herd immunity quickly.
None of us know for sure so from all the science and doctors I can see and read I have chosen to live life while washing my hands, (already did that), wearing a mask, (irritating but I do it), avoiding sporting events, (Don't have anything I want to go see right now anyway), and spending as much time as I can outside and with family because time is short and tomorrow isn't promised, (not new to Covid)....