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Emergent has 25 years experience .

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I see that there is a loud and vocal group a people adamantly opposed to contact tracing. Here in my state the ACLU went to bat for them. Now it will be voluntary for people to put your name in a log in a restaurant, when they open them back up again.

Frankly, I think those people are overestimating their own importance. The FBI isn't concerned with where they eat lunch. They still continue to carry around their smartphones, letting Google and other entities trace their every movement. They criticize over-controlling governors, yet they themselves are unwilling to compromise.

Believe me, I am not fond of the governor of our state. He has gone beyond the flattening the curve goal, to not wanting to reopen the economy until there are no cases .  I don't think he is realistic about the economic devastation ahead . The initial response was reasonable, but now he is digging his heels in.

Yet, the people opposing him are just as uncompromising.The reality is, this virus real, but we can't wait for a vaccine, and keep the economy shutdown until it comes. We all need to work together to save our nation, and that involves give and take.

 

 

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Tait has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Acute Care Cardiac, Education, Prof Practice.

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25 minutes ago, Emergent said:

 

Frankly, I think those people are overestimating their own importance. The FBI isn't concerned with where they eat lunch. They still continue to carry around their smartphones, letting Google and other entities trace their every movement. They criticize over-controlling governors, yet they themselves are unwilling to compromise.

 

 

 

I agree.

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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2 hours ago, Emergent said:

I see that there is a loud and vocal group a people adamantly opposed to contact tracing. Here in my state the ACLU went to bat for them. Now it will be voluntary for people to put your name in a log in a restaurant, when they open them back up again.

Frankly, I think those people are overestimating their own importance. The FBI isn't concerned with where they eat lunch. They still continue to carry around their smartphones, letting Google and other entities trace their every movement. They criticize over-controlling governors, yet they themselves are unwilling to compromise.

Believe me, I am not fond of the governor of our state. He has gone beyond the flattening the curve goal, to not wanting to reopen the economy until there are no cases .  I don't think he is realistic about the economic devastation ahead . The initial response was reasonable, but now he is digging his heels in.

Yet, the people opposing him are just as uncompromising.The reality is, this virus real, but we can't wait for a vaccine, and keep the economy shutdown until it comes. We all need to work together to save our nation, and that involves give and take.

 

 

I think you've hit quite a few nails on their heads, Emergent.  This has become so ridiculously polarized and partisan that there are people who are deliberately doing everything they can to oppose any common sense approaches, all to make some sort of completely illogical "point." It makes me feel like there's no hope for this country, honestly.  I don't know how we come back from such deep divides.

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52 minutes ago, LibraSunCNM said:

I think you've hit quite a few nails on their heads, Emergent.  This has become so ridiculously polarized and partisan that there are people who are deliberately doing everything they can to oppose any common sense approaches, all to make some sort of completely illogical "point." It makes me feel like there's no hope for this country, honestly.  I don't know how we come back from such deep divides.

I think that we come back by putting a person in the white house who has a better understanding of what governance is and what it requires at a national level.  We may never regain the cooperation of those who are  so deeply divided that they cannot even accept reality, facts or evidence. 

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52 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

I think that we come back by putting a person in the white house who has a better understanding of what governance is and what it requires at a national level.  We may never regain the cooperation of those who are  so deeply divided that they cannot even accept reality, facts or evidence. 

What I'm saying is I'm concerned that come November, that won't happen.

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1 minute ago, LibraSunCNM said:

What I'm saying is I'm concerned that come November, that won't happen.

What is a real concern is that authoritarians rarely lose elections when they control the narrative and power.  If vote by mail is organized and tabulated by the despot's loyalist the question becomes by what percentage does the despot win? If the rule of law doesn't apply to the people in charge then what voting and election rules will prevail? If foreign propaganda to support the despot is encouraged by the despot, how much will the public believe just because of volume?

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