SF...I don't have a problem with scaling back if a situation gets hot, this was always the logical thing to do as the country opened up and an occasional hot spot would appear. In fact, this is what has been preached to us since the openings started and I understood this. Texas appears to be a hotspot right now so scaling back makes sense.
As for masks, I will wear one when I enter a private place that demands it [Walmart, barber shops, dental offices] but I do not agree with mandatory masks wherever you go and that is based on the fact that there has never been any scientific proof that they work, none. Last night I saw a Fauci video dated March 8 where he vociferously said masks weren't necessary except that it made people feel better. So let me get this straight...the guy has been in medicine for, lets say 50 years, and suddenly changes his mind on something like this in 3 months.
That would be like you and I loving Curt Schilling since he made his Phillie debut in 1992 and then in March waxing poetic about him again, knowing what we have known about his talents since '92, and then in May saying he stinks. Huh? What changed in 2 months?
As for the virus and worrying, no I am not going to worry about it, its here my friend and as badly as I wish it weren't, it is and there is no guarantee that it will go away anytime soon...and I am more worried about the damage the lockdowns are doing to the country. The damage being done to the average American is incalculable right now, but will eventually come out and its not going to be pretty. I subscribe to the "I don't the cure to be worse than the disease" belief and not because Trump said it but because I believe it.
As for Europe...not sure what you want me to say...but if you want my thoughts, I liked what Sweden did and that would have been my recommendation had I been asked...protect the elderly and let the healthy work, keep the kids in school and if you are sick, stay home. Wash your hands, don't sneeze on people and be smart. We are adults, SF, and I want to be treated like one.
And at the risk of having you tune me out again, and only because you asked, yes I think the virus disappears from the public eye after the election. I believe in an election year, everything is about politics and I don't see this any differently. And I know this is maddening to some here but thats what I believe and we will all know if this correct very soon...in about 4 months. Let's put it this way...I expect the Coronavirus thread on this site to be a thing of the past in December.
Look, I am sure I am making no friends here with this comment but youy