How is Coronavirus affecting you?

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Tiki Tom, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. earl

    earl One of the Regulars

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    Well, another aspect of this is how the US lets practically anyone walk about packing a gun.
     
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  2. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    One doesn't necessarily exclude the other. On the news this morning, every time they commented on the "poor air quality" they were also careful to explain that included the smoke from the fires because the equipment everyone uses isn't set up to determine which particulates in the air are from the fires and which are from the normal causes.
     
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  3. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    It certainly would make sense that there would be a connection between a respiratory disease and air pollution which compromises our respiratory system. Two years ago we had a very bad fire season up here and the winds blew south. Our neighbours in Washington state were very mad at Canada for causing the stress so I guess this is payback. We normally have very good air quality here in the city. Once in while we will get an inversion and it degrades for a few days. But our winds normally blow east so all of our city pollution is blown out into the rural valley and our rural neighbours usually have poorer air quality than us.
     
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  4. KILO NOVEMBER

    KILO NOVEMBER Practically Family

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    I see that Allegheny County (southwestern Pennsylvania, surrounding Pittsburgh) is red. I don't understand where the air pollution is coming from. I was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Allegheny County. My great-grandfather settled there on emigrating from Darmstadt in 1859, so I know about the area. When I was born (in the early 1950's) there was a thriving steel industry there. It began to collapse in the 1970's and is pretty much dead now, along with the coal-fired furnaces that pumped smoke into the air 24/7.
    I know that many of my generation fled in what I call "the Western Pennsylvania Diaspora". I can picture it as a hot-bed of COVID, what with the inverted demographic pyramid resulting from the Boomers bailing, but it's hard to imagine it as a hot bed of air pollution these days.
     
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  5. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    The other map, I've shown before, was better:

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    Covid19, June
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  6. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    265.014 conf. cases, 235.100 recovered (minimum), 9.367 dead, here.
     
  7. Old Mariner

    Old Mariner One of the Regulars

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    I noticed my county, Montour, was also red, which has me perplexed.
     
  8. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    more than once someone cut me in queue here just because I kept safe distance following the marking on the floor, or while I keep distance to the person infront of me, someone behind me literally breathing on my neck, and arguing would beat the purpose, so I now try to stand sideway while in queue with one hand on my waist and elbow out at least I have some distance, or if I do groceries I pull the shopping cart/ basket behind me while queuing on the cashier.
     
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  9. PrettySquareGal

    PrettySquareGal My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  10. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Looks to me like Montana and the western parts of the Dakotas are the places to be
     
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  11. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    It is one thing to question in February or March and wonder if "this thing" is as serious as people are claiming. To stand here in August knowing 200,000 American have died from this disease and attend a wedding, motorcycle rally, or other large recreational gathering is incredibly callous and selfish.
     
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  12. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    This a Germany-map from March, but it's one of the more useful maps, showing the reality of the spread. Only Bremen, Berlin and Hamburg are not more hotspots, now!

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    I'm in a Mark 3 to 5 area.

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  13. Turnip

    Turnip A-List Customer

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    Only Nordrhein-Westfalen, Baden-Württemberg, Hessen and Bayern represent over the half of total German Population and are the powerhouse of German industry.

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