The Covid-19 Panic

March 16, 2020

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The Covid-19 Panic

Whether you like it or not, the hysteria about the Corona Virus Disease is already a very big deal

In the absence of specific guidelines from federal authorities. states and major cities have begun to publish their own rules and directives to slow the spread of Clovid-19, the respiratory disease associated with the newly discovered. so-called “novel corona virus.”

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These new rules are likely to become more widespread in the next week and will almost certainly trigger unexpected and poorly reported-on results. The first is the continuance of jury trials and possibly other legal proceedings into the summer or later. The second if the almost certain cancellation of the following social events aimed at motorcycle enthusiasts: Arizona Bike Week scheduled to begin April 1; the Angel City Spring Motorcycle Rally scheduled for April 15; Laughlin River Run, April 23; the Leesburg BikeFest, April 24; the Spring Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally in Panama City, April 29; the Route 66 Biker Rally in Oklahoma, April 30; the Steel Horse Rally in Arkansas, May 1; and Myrtle Beach Bike Week scheduled to begin May 8.

Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control released a “Guidance” Statement that said: The “CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.”

As of March 16, none of these events has officially cancelled and no legal proceedings anywhere have been continued because of Covid-19 fears.

California

However, events in California and Los Angeles illustrate where we are all headed.

Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, which as of Monday morning had 335 cases of Covid-19 resulting in six deaths. has ordered all bars, wineries and brew pubs to close. Virtually every school in the state is closed and will remain closed until at least April 15. All California restaurants have been ordered to halve their capacity. The governor has also ordered all citizens aged 65 or older to stay inside under virtual house arrest. Newsom has not said how he plans to enforce his directives which run into dozens of pages and can be found here.

Los Angeles has ordered even more draconian guidelines to attempt to minimize the spread of the virus including the closure of all restaurants and the postponement of all jury trials.

As of Monday morning, the United States has confirmed 1774 cases of Covid-10 resulting in 69 deaths. There are 169,387 confirned cases of Covid-19 infection worldwide which has resulted in 6.513 deaths. No one can say definitively how many people are infected with the virus that causes the disease, the mortality rate of the disease or how long a person with the disease remains infectious.

Most actions taken to prevent the spread of the disease are very speculative which explains why none of the motorcycle rallies listed above have yet been cancelled and refunds issued for rooms booked, tickets sold or vendor spaces reserved. But local and state officials are under significant public pressure to do something and the easiest thing for those officials to do is to make speeches, and shut everything down.

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17 Responses to “The Covid-19 Panic”

  1. Penguin Says:

    The Penguin discovered a man and his writing, which Rebel and others might wanna know about harvardtothebighouse.com

    a fragment> “Listen to “From Harvard to the Big House” a talk I gave at church about my experiences with the men around me in prison, most of whom were much more scared and broken than predatory and threatening”

    This is in the genre of “The Big Con”, and “You Can’t Win”.

    Later Fellas.

  2. fuckingRetired Says:

    @TX_Biker… god bless Texas but fuck Ted Cruz. Him and ALL the other GOP pillow-biters voted to NOT cover paid sick leave due to covid19 in the economic relief package. Because fuck you.

    South Korea and the US are on the same time-line wrt/the virus and South Korea, yesterday, tested 18,000 people. And this number goes up daily.

    Has anyone reading this been tested, or even know of anyone that’s been tested?

  3. TX_Biker Says:

    We are still working and doing what we do in Texas. The governor relaxed some laws here so bars and restaurants can deliver food and Alcohol…God Bless Texas

  4. Justme Says:

    And yet its ok to stuff a couple of hundred people in an airplane-what could go wrong?

  5. fayettenamhoe Says:

    they been trying to kill us for over 50 years,
    wake up ass holes

  6. Dasein Says:

    It’s probably racist somehow to come up with a bigger problem than the “climate crisis.”

  7. NoOneInParticular Says:

    I don’t post here usually. But this really bothers me. There are simple facts … and then there are opinions. Simple fact: In an epidemic or pandemic situation, if one is able to identify (test), quarantine, and treat individuals in a timely fashion, one depresses the curve of spread, thereby maximizing the chances that available medical facilities will not be overwhelmed, like in China or in Italy, thereby maximizing the chances that ALL patients who need treatment will get it, thereby minimizing the death toll and the economic ramifications in your community, your state, and your country. This virus is spreadable at least 5 days after exposure but before symptoms manifest and for two weeks after recovery. This is not a conspiracy or a joke. It is real. And limiting one’s exposure helps the medical profession to cope with what could potentially become an overwhelming problem. Please help your communities contain this.

  8. fayettenamhoe Says:

    shit is the shine in your eye

  9. fayettenamhoe Says:

    fuck beer, got V.D.
    CORONA what’s dat
    be glad yau;ll ain’t got
    the aides back in the 80’s
    your fools are hating you,
    go vote for the .001%
    assholes

  10. Va. Bob Says:

    “Marshall Law [sic]” Bwahaha.Idiots,eh?

  11. Not Surprised Says:

    Not Trump’s fault, but Wall Street has no confidence in this administration
    Even after 1.3 trillion bail out and Fed cuts,
    today saw the biggest drop in history.
    It’s gonna be bad.

  12. commonsense Says:

    Hopefully these measures were conceived by medical professionals and not “Political Professionals”.

  13. jrino Says:

    Every state is doing the same thing… “captain Trips” tells me to take a trailer to Sturgis and as the old bikers die on the side of the highway I’ll load their bikes into the box! I’m practicing the ole ” BRING OUT YA DEAD!!! BRING OUT YA DEAD” All I need is someone to push the cart! ANY TAKERS??? Comes with a free M95 mask!

  14. freebird Says:

    Maybe next week the only know cure in the world will be water from Mexico….

  15. Bones glass 1973 Says:

    Good thing obama isn’t president otherwise the trumptards would be getting ready for Marshall law to be announced,them they’d be getting ready for the military to take guns,then they’d be ready for a revolution—–idiots

  16. Sieg Says:

    It’s that damn Trump! First he invented the virus, then shipped it to Wuhan disguised as MAGA hats, then re-imported it and spread it all over the country at rally’s, then forced the drug companies to send production of vaccines overseas, oh, wait, what’s that? You say that happened BEFORE Trump took office??? No way man…everyone knows the magic-monkey was without fault!

    Anyhow, yeah, it’s Trump’s fault, whatever.

    Hope you city kids are all ready for this…

    FTF / FTP
    TOSIAR

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