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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    Amen to that brother amen to that.
    Yes sir, Many in the country thinks it's a joke or a scam...... Until someone in there family or they get it..... Then it's some serious shit.....

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    Let me say, politics aside, that this virus is no joke. My wife tested negative--that was three weeks of general horror. Alone from feeling sorry for her, it took about two weeks after she went in for flu tests for me and our toddler to show symptoms. So check off all the boxes, we had the symptoms--EXCEPT for high fever--even that was questionable, at one point the boy had 106F. Lost sleep, coughing until 1am for my wife, THEN the boy would start. I didn't sleep more than 4 hours the first two weeks of the quarantine. Then I got sick, I'm asthmatic. Finally we did get the negative results back after all our symptoms subsided, that took three weeks for all of us.

    Six weeks into quarantine (started in early march after she got sick with the flu) I go back to work after being deemed "essential" at the shit plant. NOBODY is wearing a mask. The logic is "we're not public."
    So you have guys in one of the most disgusting petri dishes besides a slaughterhouse/hospital vain enough to ignore their: chronic heart failure. Diabetes. Kids. Kids with disabilities.
    I'm the only one that's been wearing a mask and we're looking at 2 more weeks of quarantine. I don't know what it'll take, some guys that won't wear a mask have been sick more than two times with covid symptoms.
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    How The Coronavirus Has Affected The 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally




    By James Michael Moody on April 27, 2020 0

    Very big decisions had to be made by the Sturgis City Council, on rather to host or cancel the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally scheduled for August 7 through August 16. Because of the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, several important issues had to be addressed to insure a fun safe successful rally by all.

    First and foremost, would the worlds largest motorcycle rally put a burden on the City of Sturgis, local residents, area health care workers, and health care services. The second big question was, would the bikers show up? Since the March coronavirus shutdown, nearly every corporation in the US has greatly reduced travel and trade shows. Even if the shutdown ended today, it is going to take some time before interstate traveling gets anywhere near back to normal. Thus, rally promoters already know attendance by major corporate exhibitors, and small vendors, will be down.

    At the same time, event promoters well understand the outcome if they cancel this years rally. Area business owners are cash strapped and if the states largest and most profitable event is canceled, there will be lots of closures to community restaurants, hotels, gift shops, and hospitality industries. Area residents would also feel the financial crunch. Believe it or not,i half of the town's population work the rally in some form or another. On top of that, if rally vendors don't get to work. They may never be able to afford to come back to next years event. That in turn continues the financial crises into the following year.

    Promoters have to consider if the state of South Dakota is capable of dealing with a large number of visitors, and how many of those will be importing the coronavirus. Will the Black Hills area hospitals have enough doctors, nurses, ambulance crews, available ICU beds, and ventilators. Are there enough law enforcement willing to come and work security at such a large public gathering? What about Fire Departments?

    There is currently, as of this writing, 2,147 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in South Dakota with 1,223 of those listed as recovered. The state daily is seeing a decrease in infections. Sunday there were 33 cases reported, and 33 cases reported Monday. The only real coronavirus hot spot is in Sioux Falls in Mennehaha County were the Smithfield Foods plant is located. There has been more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases tied to that business.

    Rally coordinators are also keeping a very close watch on the coronavirus spread in Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Those are the states that make up 50% of the Black Hills rally attendees.

    In neighboring Rapid City counsel members are meeting to discuss loosening some COVID-19 restrictions on businesses. This is not a back to work as normal policy. Instead, there is a long list of requirements that opening business must agree to go by until the end of May. Distancing and cleanliness lead the list.

    The Sturgis City Council has a lot of feedback to obtain from state and city governments, sponsors, retail businesses, motels, campgrounds, restaurants, gas stations, residents, rally attendees, and the list goes on. All these big to-dos and information gathering, in very unstable pandemic conditions, with a small window of time, is quite a challenge. After this information is gathered and sorted, the council will regroup on June 15th and take a vote to determine the rallies 2020 future.
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    ^^^^^ Damn now that's a shame..... ^^^^^^^

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    I'll keep my fingers crossed. This is on the bucket list.
    At least they are taking a common-sense approach.

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    I was thinking this might finally be the year I actually made it to Sturgis, only because I am potentially faced with the first free summer since middle school. But clearly I didn't put enough thought into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaking View Post

    Six weeks into quarantine (started in early march after she got sick with the flu) I go back to work after being deemed "essential" at the shit plant. NOBODY is wearing a mask. The logic is "we're not public."

    I'm the only one that's been wearing a mask and we're looking at 2 more weeks of quarantine. I don't know what it'll take, some guys that won't wear a mask have been sick more than two times with covid symptoms.
    They asked for it so they deserve it. Damn shame about the innocent they'll infect though. Their supervisors are fools and should have ordered them to wear PPE. That could be a lawsuit in the making because morons expect to be ordered to do everything. That's why so many safety regs are directed at the dumbest common denominator.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/waste-...f-coronavirus/

    You could send in a sample for testing anonymously if your plant hasn't done that, but they should as it will contribute to national monitoring.

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    As for Sturgis a gaggle of drunks too old to take infection control seriously is ideal for spreading disease just like Mardi Gras. Of course the mort rate is still very, very low but elders (who are often obese, smokers, diabetic due to horrific diets etc) are vulnerable to morbidity and tend to live with other fossils so it's not just a choice between healthy survival and nice quick death.

    SD ICU capacity is enough for locals but a voluntary surge importing a vulnerable (and many visitors will be infectious and not know it) is asking for trouble. https://www.keloland.com/keloland-co...to-the-public/
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    They asked for it so they deserve it. Damn shame about the innocent they'll infect though. Their supervisors are fools and should have ordered them to wear PPE. That could be a lawsuit in the making because morons expect to be ordered to do everything. That's why so many safety regs are directed at the dumbest common denominator.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/waste-...f-coronavirus/

    You could send in a sample for testing anonymously if your plant hasn't done that, but they should as it will contribute to national monitoring.

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    As for Sturgis a gaggle of drunks too old to take infection control seriously is ideal for spreading disease just like Mardi Gras. Of course the mort rate is still very, very low but elders (who are often obese, smokers, diabetic due to horrific diets etc) are vulnerable to morbidity and tend to live with other fossils so it's not just a choice between healthy survival and nice quick death.

    SD ICU capacity is enough for locals but a voluntary surge importing a vulnerable (and many visitors will be infectious and not know it) is asking for trouble. https://www.keloland.com/keloland-co...to-the-public/
    With most of those fucks its good riddance anyway, although harley might lose a big part of their toothless, fat consumer base

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    They asked for it so they deserve it. Damn shame about the innocent they'll infect though. Their supervisors are fools and should have ordered them to wear PPE. That could be a lawsuit in the making because morons expect to be ordered to do everything. That's why so many safety regs are directed at the dumbest common denominator.
    I'm sure the GOP will give everyone a pass on the lawsuits since non compliance is too rampant. I'm avoiding seeing those fuckers today at the construction site I don't wanna get sick. One of them casually told me they've been throwing up uncontrollably from something he keeps catching an hour away in Kalamazoo. I've had that too it's not fun--the worst part is it's symptom-less until 'blech you've projectile vomited all over the place and your boss thinks you're an alcoholic.
    I could go on and on about how many "co-morbidy" cases there are here too w/ worker's families but I won't do that. One operator has a mom w/ covid from what I've heard. It's not that hard to shave and wear a mask. Our union steward isn't wearing one, he doesn't want to shave a beard the length of a #1. It grows back. Just (at best) stupidity and vanity all over the place here. A lot of "it's nothing to be afraid of." I've heard of motherfuckers in their 20s and 30s getting strokes. I'd rather be dead.

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    One of my oldest friends just went back to Korea after a year here in the states. He says he got off the plane, his temp and a blood sample were immediately taken and he was sent to a motel until his test results came back. Once he got those he was transported to his house where they gave him food and TP to last two weeks and was told he could not leave the house for any reason. They track cell phones to try and insure compliance.

    Now Korea has it's issues, like living in range of Kim Jong Crazies missiles, but Wow a federal level response meant to actually solve the problem, what must that be like....

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    ROK are high tech and highly organized. Last I was there was in 2000 (Kunsan AB) and its grown spectacularly since then. Japan is even more impressive for its size.

    Their population are much more interested in science and technology than the general US public. In the US we have relatively few real techies but we started early so there are a lot of them. We have far more morons than STEM-oriented people. The US wins because of geography, not intelligence. Our ancestors lucked out and conquered one of the best land masses on the planet.

    About a third of Americans believe astrology is science and they vote. Given that horrific level of stupid it's amazing anything gets done. That's one reason I prefer biker, techie and gearhead culture because it's a decent idiot filter that weeds out most of the helpless.

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