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Legal Issues & COVID-19

Discussion in 'Politics Discussion' started by GadAbout, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Yes.

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    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    There has been discussion of this here in Canada, more in the private industry... One major concert promoter (shut down of course) has suggested that only people with a vaccine get access to their concerts when they start operations again... Relating to the concern about people being in large groups, think perhaps sports as well...

    The trouble with that line of reasoning, is that most people won't be getting immunized until the last stages of vaccine... Myself, in my 40's and in good overall health, I will likely be the last person to be eligible for vaccine... And anyway, science also says that not everyone has to be vaccinated for a herd immunity, just like not everyone needs to get the yearly flu vaccine...
     
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    I've been debating the last couple of weekends... We have fairly active ant-mask/anti-lockdown rallies here - I know we aren't the only place having them... I don't agree with most of what they say, but have been curiously observing them...

    One of them I photographed a lot while wearing a mask, using zoom lens, etc... Since that one I have observed briefly from more of the sidelines for a couple of weekends, always wearing a mask when too close... Again I'm just curious...

    Now that Alberta has passed rules around gatherings, and officials are starting to fine people, I've heard one story (not confirmed) of a bystander getting a fine of $1,200 for being perhaps too close.. Although I'm pretty sure the police know me and know I'm not one of the protestors, for one thing I'm wearing a mask, the wrong officer could give me that expensive ticket...

    My motivation again? Curiosity, and maybe another interesting photo or two, as an amateur photographer with interest in documentary, which I think this is... These groups will keep coming back every weekend, but I'm wondering if it's time to just stay away now, perhaps for the obvious reason of potential exposure, or also a risk of getting an expensive ticket I can't really afford... I also think part of it is because my whole year has been incredibly boring, hardly any events to attend, which I have traditionally done lots of in the past...
     
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    And isn't it contradiction when governments ie UK's and Sweden's have different stances on face masks?
     
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    Because each country is sovereign with different leaders, etc... They each determine their own policy around masks and other measures...
     
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    Was it appropriate Bruno Fernandes placed his thumb in his mouth during times Of covid after scoring today?
     
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    ATMs - Social Distancing

    All other ATMs in Edinburgh, UK, that I've seen, if there are three or four in a row will have the middle ones out of use due to social distancing. Not the case today at an Edinburgh ASDA. While I was using one, two other people began using ATMs, one at the other end, but a middle one too. I am going to find-out if ASDA are breaking the law.
     
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    IMG_20210105_140303.jpg

    It's a farce that not all countries have the same rules on precautions in place
     
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    Travel Restrictions Covid 19, Updated 14:47, Jan 6, 2021 | Trip.com
    The link above provides information regarding entry requirements for countries around the world.
    Headings include: Asia, Europe, Oceana, North America, South America, and Africa.



    "Japan will further tighten its border controls from Saturday by requiring all people arriving to submit negative results from virus tests taken within 72 hours of their departure for Japan during the period of the latest state of emergency."
    Japan to require all people entering country to submit COVID-19 test


    "Test results should state any/all of the following:

    • Negative,
    • Sars-CoV-2-RNA Not Detected, and/or
    • SARS-CoV2 Antigen Not Detected.
    Test results and the Attestation are required prior to boarding and must be shown to your airline."
    COVID-19 Information | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in the United Kingdom
     
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    'Morally wrong' to keep playing - Bruce

    I agree!

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    " 'Financially it's right to play on, but for me, morally, it's probably wrong,' said Bruce.

    'I understand people want to see a game of football but we are just as vulnerable as everybody else.

    'The speed which it hit our club within hours of each other, it was quite incredible how it rips through you. It's difficult to contain and stop and it leaves people sick.'

    Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles contracted Covid-19 but could return to face Arsenal in the FA Cup on Saturday, though winger Allan Saint-Maximin has still not recovered from the virus."
     
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    Nevada just rolled out a new plan, emphasizing "lanes" rather than "tiers" of those who will be eligible to be vaccinated. In theory this may enable me to be part of a second rather than a third tier in one of two lanes. That it may get me vaccinated sooner than expected. But how long that may still be is anyone's guess. :confused:

    Meanwhile we watch as so many are just dropping like flies. And that a few (like our governor) weathered this virus like a mild cold.

    My cousin and I elected to spend Christmas together, despite the risks. Looks like we dodged that bullet, but are still being very careful about being out in public and as little as possible. I just hope we both can make it to that point when we are vaccinated and can put all this behind us once and for all.
     
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    Our governor just opened up vaccinations for everyone 65 years and older so husband and I can get vaccinated as soon as our state gets more vaccine supplies. We have used up all the vaccines distributed to the state for hospital workers and people over age 75. It looks like it will be mid-February before we can get the shots. As soon as we are vaccinated, we will hug our children and grandchildren and get on an airplane and go somewhere fun!
     
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    If often wonder had Patrick Henry might still be proclaiming "Give me liberty, or give me death" had he been in the midst of an overwhelming pandemic rather than a bunch of hostile redcoats.

    Where inevitably one's individual civil rights must temporarily give way to a collective attempt to contain and eventually eliminate a potentially deadly virus. Certainly a more civil approach than for the masses to shrug their shoulders like Social Darwinists and rely only on the "survival of the fittest" to solve the problem.
     
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    Players hugging in England in soccer is rightly being investigated and discussed. But in snooker, two players shook hands and tapped each other's shoulders in a 'hug-like' gesture. A BBC commentator even said 'No social distancing, he deserved those congratulations'