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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Quick shout out

Good article today on the red state / blue city divide by Ronald Brownstein at CNN. Everybody is handling this differently, one governor says it is a matter of personal responsibility. But what I find most funny is the news of the stay at home order in  Arizona, which still lets you hit the golf course and the beauty parlor. Which makes sense, since it is scientifically proven that nasty microbes can't survive on fairways or in sand traps. And hair stylists always keep a safe distance from their customers. Way to go, Arizona and Governor Doug Doofus. You're taking this really seriously. More here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

One thing about this red/state/blue state divide (haven't read the article yet) is that in this epidemic the numbers will tell the tale clearly. It is a perfect petrie dish, sadly, about whose belief system is beneficial and whose is not. ~ Diane O

aferda said...

Diane, that would be true if the demographics weren't so different between coastal states and the rest of the country. Too many variables for a scientifically significant observation. Otherwise one could easily conclude from the data so far that blue states (NY, CA, WA) are far worse at fighting the virus than red states. Also (as always) correlation does not equal causation.

On another point, many states consider nail salons and hair salons part of the healthcare system. It is on that basis that they are often more stringently licensed and regulated. Especially the elderly and the disabled may require assistance with nail and hair care. It isn't ridiculous to consider whether they should be considered essential services.

Blue Heron said...

I think it is ridiculous. An MIT researcher came out today and said that the six foot distance model was incorrect and based on faulty research from the 1920's. He traced covid 19 particles in ventilation systems and said that the proper distance is actually 27 feet with a time shelf of 10 hours. Getting close enough to get your hair cut it too close. The rural areas are going to get theirs. A man from Arkansas said, anecdotally, that he thought he had it but was being turned down everywhere for testing. Just because they are not getting tested does not mean they do not have the malady.

Respectfully.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the insight aferda ~ Diane O

Blue Heron said...

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852?appId=scweb