- Aug 14, 2014
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Can't believe they opened the theaters. You would need a slow reopening. More businesses open with people still practicing distancing when opening.The problem with ordering a lockdown is a certain percentage of the public won’t obey the orders no matter what. My daughter still has to college roommates in San Diego that are socializing with friends four or five days each week by going to parties at other friends apartments. Much of the human to human contact in Minnesota is at grocery stores and other essential businesses like gas stations that are open. Most of these people could be getting groceries delivered and not ever having to go to the store. We are able to get deliveries for all of our needs in a remote rural area in northern Minnesota with only 12 people per square mile so most of the population has no needs to go to stores but many still are. There are also a lot of people exercising outside around the lakes in Minneapolis, many thousands each day which means they are often inside that 6 foot personal space barrier.
Even if we could shut down completely for three weeks this virus can easily come back. They had to close all the movie theaters in China last week for a second time.
Like you, I recognize the hazards of being outside and socializing, or even going to the grocery store. I've limited my going out to about 2X per week to store at times for old people and I'm cutting down. I get in and out and don't talk with anyone. Then I strip off my clothes and wash them down, take a shower. A little overboard but who knows.
There will always be a certain percentage of population who blow everyone off. It is up to local, state and federal leadership to set the example. We need celebrities to do PSA for those who only listen to celebs.