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Not sure whats the worst part of the news

Mar 17, 2020 9:21AM PDT

That we have found ourselves to be potential victims of a deadly new disease or that we waste so much time politicizing it. Those who are obsessed with using crisis situations only for the purpose of criticizing their (or other country's governments) should stand aside and let those who really want to help do their jobs. Gripes and complaints about government performance can wait. They serve no constructive purpose, IMO.

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Mar 17, 2020 11:46AM PDT

"Never let a good disaster go to waste."

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That's an expression traceable
Mar 17, 2020 1:10PM PDT

to several people, paraphrased and used in more than a couple of contexts. It's also another relatively innocent expression that's been victimized by critics of government leaders. If there's any way to spin something 1000 and more ways, our media will find a way to use and abuse it.

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Yesterday CBS news had a lengthy piece
Mar 18, 2020 11:38AM PDT

on current efforts to slow the spread of COVID19. It's labor intensive, involving interviews with those who had contact with known victims, then those who had contact with any in that group and so on. Any positives are sent to self-isolation etc.
It went to New Rochelle NY where they can identify Patient Zero, which is an advantage.
My takeaway was that countries with poor leadership response to the initial news- minimizing the risk in particular- are having the toughest time with it.
Plenty of evidence that this country's leadership 'led the way' in that area.

Handwahing: recite "It's just political" 100 times while washing.

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unrelated, but of interest today for me.
Mar 20, 2020 9:31PM PDT

I was watching Hawaii 5-0 and noticed someone I'd not seen on TV in awhile, Rob Morrow. I decided to check IMDB to see what he'd been up to and why it was the first time seeing him again on TV. Turns out he grew up in New Rochelle NY, now identified as where Patient Zero in NY is.

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It's an upscale bedroom community N
Mar 21, 2020 7:58AM PDT

of NYC, as you know. I believe Zero was a Jew returning from overseas. Traced it through his synagogue, which helped the whole community.
CBS interviewed one woman under isolation or whatever who said they and the three kids were surviving not being able to go out. Speaking from her gate in front of a lot as big as my county. Happy

Media got it wrong BTW. Mayor said they were never under lockdown. Silent videos of police and barricades were photographed accurately but misunderstood by those in the studio at that time

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