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Old 05-31-2020, 03:46 PM
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I wonder if the riots will create a spike in covid cases.


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Old 05-31-2020, 03:50 PM
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I heard someone on the news tonight so that if you were at a protest, you need to get yourself tested. I can only think it will cause increases in positive tests. That only adds to my anxiety!
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:50 PM
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I can't imagine it won't. I'm sure there is spit spewing all over the place.
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:52 PM
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Well.....I have noticed many protesters wearing a face mask or gas mask.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:11 PM
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I have the same question and mentioned that concern in an earlier post. I have seen many wear masks, but we know masks don't prevent spread with any certainty (especially the way some people wear them). I have also seen many without masks. I am sure we will see some impact from this.


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Old 05-31-2020, 04:21 PM
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I agree with CatLove! How can it not? None of them have any concern out there anymore about covid. It's like that flew out the window! And I think many LOVE the fact that they get to wear masks...yeah, to hide their faces when they loot!

On another note, I'm furious about all the looting ALL over. They're ruining everyone's beautiful cities, including all the places myself and others love to go to enjoy their day.

As far as the ones in my exact city, they had pretty greatly diminished between today and yesterday.

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Old 05-31-2020, 04:24 PM
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I imagine it will. Saw people on camera
being interviewed and saw spit shooting out.
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:02 PM
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Outdoor activities are supposed to have much less risk. Almost everyone I've seen on the news has also been wearing masks. I think it will certainly provide good data/evidence for either opening at a slower pace or maybe that some of the current restrictions aren't all that necessary. My state started opening about 5 weeks ago and numbers continue to decline even though there was a whole lot of fuss about "opening too soon" from many people.

Since the pandemic I have been watching the news every night; something I never did before (I watched occasionally, but not always). I find it interesting that in the past few days covid has been barely mentioned at all- maybe a sentence or two over the whole broadcast as now the media is focusing on the protests. I wonder if the lack of constant media coverage will impact perceptions and how people do things. I also see a similar thing on social media. It used to be tons and tons of posts about covid and now it's barely mentioned as people are talking about the protests.
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:06 PM
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In my town it will. I've been watching and there were far too many without masks. It will be someone else fault. Those without masks represented all races from my community.
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:27 PM
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I am much more concerned about the weight on the shoulders of every Black American family. This problem of racism in America is a heavy burden on the parents and the children. The lawlessness of local and federal government officials..frankly the country is falling apart. Spit flying around outdoors is the least of my concerns.


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Old 05-31-2020, 05:27 PM
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I'm sure it will. Ever since my state opened up, the cases per day have been higher than they have been this whole time!
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:44 PM
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I'm worried about this. Yes, people are masking and yes it's outdoors but it's an awful lot of people and not everybody is being careful Plus, I can't think that all this exposure to tear gas and mace is good for anybody's respiratory system.
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:21 PM
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I will be very surprised if it doesn't cause a significant increase in Covid cases.

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Old 05-31-2020, 07:50 PM
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It will be interesting to see what happens. As it stands, states that have reopened havenít seen a dramatic increase in percent positive tests, so if this turns out not to have a major impact, maybe we can all collectively agree that we should get back to something resembling normal.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:10 AM
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Even if they didn't riot, I expected to see some posts talking about the peaceful protesters not social distancing and how many people they will end up killing because of it. Interesting how the same thing isn't being said about these protesters as the protesters a week ago. Actually the peaceful protesters were being applauded. If days before the media was talking about protesters being criminals for not social distancing and they should be jailed but for this protest the same is not said, what does that tell us about the media?
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:25 AM
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went to a protest yesterday in Washington DC. She said that everyone she saw was wearing a mask. That being said, she said that she came into contact with many people and her risk of getting COVID has increased. We were getting ready for a visit that will now be on hold. She really felt that she had to go and advocate for social change. I do think that any gatherings- large or small, masked or unmasked, will contribute to a rise in COVID cases.
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:22 AM
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Regarding the" states without dramatic increases": there may be an assumption that the testing rate remains the same and that all deaths due to covid 19 are reported . The testing rates may have dropped. The data coming from states may be questionable.
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