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Resentment Builds When COVID-19 Reopening Rules Apply To Some, But Not Others
When the COVID-19 shutdown began, we were âall in this together,â but as some businesses like Tesla are allowed to reopen in defiance of the shelter in place order, there is growing resentment among those that canât.
Teslaâs ability to defy Alameda Countyâs health directive with no consequences sent a strong message to owners of businesses that are still shut down.
I have heard that while abortion clinics are open and doing full business, in some US states, and using up vitally needed medical supplies and equipment, and prisoners are being released early from prisons, and while churches are locked up, or forced to observe ultra strict conditions for public worship, yet some folk whose businesses have been shut down are being harassed, threatened with fines and jail time if they open up their business.
I have heard of a 77 year old barber, in Michigan,who has worked all his life, no doubt fought in wars, who has never taken any benefits, and who not having operated since the beginning of the lockdown, has now, no doubt observing cleanliness and physical distancing as far as possible, been stripped of his business and hairdressers licences, and threatened with over $1,000 fines, and 1 years jail for every single haircut!! This is ubiquitous and smacks of North Korea, USSR, Cuba, Venezuela and of course China where this virus came from!!!
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- https://tinyurl.com/yatlg578 (New York barber cutting hair 'illicitly' during lockdown tests positive for coronavirus) I wonder how many people he polluted?
Is anyone among them at death's door? Real question is, if the barber and his customers are ok with haircuts, who are you or anyone else to say otherwise? No one is forcing you go to the barber shop. See how easy to think through things?
"... While the 0.22 Â”m filters work for bacteria, they do not work for viruses because of their extremely small size"
"The point is that viruses are so small that they easily pass through microscopic holes we canât even see. The largest virus to date is the Pithovirus sibericum, which is ~1.5 Â”m in length by 500 nm in diameter. So the largest virus might get caught by a standard filter, but almost all other viruses range in size from as small as 20 nm up to 450 nmâmeaning most pass through the lab filter size of 0.22 Â”m. This is significant since the smallest holes on average for a surgical mask is 16.9 Â”m. Even the largest of viruses could fit through the holes in a surgical mask,"
The authors .... found that surgical masks were actually extremely effective at preventing transmission of these viruses.... ... that surgical masks are probably capturing the respiratory droplets in our breath that are teeming with viruses. So the respiratory droplets never leave the inside of the mask ... and infect the next person."
.. if surgical mask blocks virus from escaping an infected individual that it will work in just the opposite way and protect you." (answersingenesis.org)
More politics than money. Elon Musk and the people who work for him apparently have courage of conviction. Rare these days. If small business folks would understand they could apply "we're all in this together" together, the nonsensical and unequally applied rules would fall by the wayside. What is the health reason a barber be closed but an abortion clinic be open?