This is Oklahoma, where we have been 'open' pretty much the whole time except for things like restaurants, bars, gyms,, and entertainment venues (sports, concerts,) . As I recall, on May 1st, the bars, restaurants, gyms, massage parlors, salons,movie theaters were allowed to open. I think maybe everything is open now - I know personally I have not been very inconvenienced here - Walmart has been open as has most stores throughout this 'pandemic'.
We are one of those states that the main stream media is saying there is a critical surge in new cases - which is true- but the surge is driven by people under age 50, not 65 plus
Social distancing for the most part is voluntary. Restaurants are open. People wear masks if they want. Churches have alternating pews and people wave to one another instead of shaking hands. We really don't need the government telling us we can't play doubles tennis or that kayaks are fine but not motor boats.
Everyday we hear about how many cases the US has.....The number of cases the US has had since the dawn of time is a useless number. Who cares? What matters is the number of active cases and as you say, the hospital data....Good luck finding that presented on the nightly news.
not sure what your point is...We shut down the country and now we are re-opening it....We attempted to flatten the curve which meant the intent was to defer cases to the future so there wouldn't be an overload. Of course there is an increase.in case counts.
Again, another article of opinion with absolutely no data- ..where is the mention that if you are under age 50, especially with no underlying health condition, there is almost no chance of death....
The actual overall observed mortality rate is rapidly declining because a) we are more aware that the elderly and those in nursing homes nee to take greater precautions and b) the increase in case count is primarily driven by those in the working age population.
How many deaths have been or will occur due to the shutdown thanks to Dr. Fauci and the CDC ? suicide, depression, missed cancer screenings, etc, I'm not one saying the virus isn't an issue to be ignored. I'm saying the decisions leaders are making are based on emotion and not science.....eg. dont' open schools or making kids where masks while in school...so lame
not sure what your point is...
Who cares? Notice, it wasn't a response to you.
More fear stroking with absolutely no facts, just emotion:
"Unfortunately, it's also becoming clear that the disease is taking a greater toll on the body than we originally thought in the form of surprisingly horrific side effects and complications. Now, medical experts are raising concern over COVID-19 survivors developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that could affect them for years—and that the medical community should be prepared to deal with the care demands it will create.
Administrators from Britain's National Health Service have begun issuing calls for all physicians to automatically screen COVID-19 patients for PTSD before being discharged from the hospital. Effects of the disease, which can include intense nightmares and vivid flashbacks, can potentially last for life if they are not properly addressed and treated.
Experts point out that intensive care unit experiences, which are routinely considered to be deeply traumatic, are uniquely worse for survivors of coronavirus. "For many people hospitalized with COVID-19 it's been a potentially traumatic experience," Michael Bloomfield, MD, an NHS psychiatrist and researcher at University College London told the Guardian. "Being in intensive care is frightening. There was a particular risk to their own life, because they were very ill. The doctors and nurses treating people in hospital all had to wear protective equipment. People weren't able to see their relatives. And patients had tubes in them and, if they were intubated, they were in an altered state of consciousness."
The highly contagious nature and aggressively dangerous symptoms of the virus have made the experience of many patients are a particularly difficult one to process even after they've been discharged. "It was like being in hell," one patient told the BBC. "I saw people dying, people with the life being sucked from them. The staff all have masks on and all you saw was eyes—it was so lonely and frightening."