Re: [OM] Social distancing WA/OR style

Subject: Re: [OM] Social distancing WA/OR style
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:54:18 -0700
Here in AZ, Saturday was a nice day and quite a few people out on one of the 
favorite trails here on Brown's Ranch - Granite Mountain. Photos to follow... 
also Biking on the trails was good. Here there is plenty of wide open to be 
safe outside.

I'm with Ken on this one. People kept their distances and being outdoors with a 
good breeze, sunlight, I the risk is greatly reduced. Much riskier just getting 
food at the store. It is pretty easy to keep proper distance.

I suspect if you are in more crowded spaces and not moving, such as beaches, 
the risk is higher. Then there are those on spring break in Florida that are 
total idiots. Just because one (young person) feels it won't affect me, they 
have not consideration for others.


At 3/22/2020 10:49 PM, Ken wrote:
>> Alaska suicide rate, 0.02%
>Depends on which statistics you are looking at. Also consider the fact
>that Alaska is a mammoth state (geographically, it spans almost the
>entire Lower-48). And consider seasonal influence. The suicide rate is
>highest March-May. (not in the deepest darkest winter, surprisingly).
>> COVID-9 mortality rate, at least 100 times greater, probably more.
>Yes it is. But when you live in an area where everything can kill you,
>this is just another item to add to the list.
>What I saw today were a couple thousand people out and about enjoying
>the incredible weather and scenery. The only "grouping" I saw, though,
>were of people who were obviously together and were in the came
>vehicle. Otherwise, everybody kept their distance from each other. We
>didn't get close to anyone and we didn't touch anything.
>The spread of this virus isn't caused by people being outdoors.
>Closing the great outdoors is greatly misguided. The spread of the
>virus is mostly hygienic and direct person-to-person contact related.
>All that said, in 10 minutes, Anchorage will be under "hunker down"
>orders. This was everybody's last hurrah.
>AK Schnozz
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