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They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

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They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

Postby balzaccom » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:45 pm

Then they started testing the sewage...

https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/arti ... 414351.php
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Re: They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

Postby Phil » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:18 pm

If nobody's sick, no harm, no foul. I would be more concerned with Giardia. I'm telling ya, marmots are licking Covid-19 infected rocks as we speak. Something must be done, and we should collectively demand that they send government scientists into the field to analyze their scat.

"Scientists hope that human excrement can similarly help guide health policy today....."

Isn't that what's guiding policy already?
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Re: They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

Postby balzaccom » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:29 am

What is it Kayleigh McEnany said? "We're not letting science drive all of this..."
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Re: They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

Postby Phil » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:18 am

That sciencey stuff is so pesky. Problem is, it's becoming a political catch-all to hide behind when you have no idea either what to do or what you're talking about....a fad and a talking point.

Raw sewage is one of the greatest fears I have. There might be Coronavirus in it, but there are also 100s of other pathogens that'll take you down harder and faster. Should we shutdown the world for E Coli and the nasty state of 100 million people's garbage disposals? If I want to get really sick, guaranteed that there will be absolutely nothing asymptomatic about it, I'll clean my drain traps and not wash up immediately and effectively. Hell, most people don't even bother to clean the floor around their toilets properly, and if we're being honest about hygiene and the need for it, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens ( dedicated places where hygiene and cleanliness are supposed to be the entire focus) are almost universally some of the most disgusting places around. Never mind scrounging around in waste treatment facilities trying to myopically pinpoint the flavor-of-the-day, while simultaneously disregarding all the other infectious bacteria. And don't get me started about paper money....

Or, I could just go to the bathroom at Camp 4 and save myself the trouble of having to play stupid games in order to win stupid prizes.
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Re: They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

Postby robow8 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:53 pm

balzaccom wrote:What is it Kayleigh McEnany said? "We're not letting science drive all of this..."

Not quite: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/202 ... nce-quote/
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Re: They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

Postby robow8 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:55 pm

robow8 wrote:
balzaccom wrote:What is it Kayleigh McEnany said? "We're not letting science drive all of this..."

Not quite: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/202 ... nce-quote/

Here's another one: https://www.theblaze.com/news/tapper-mc ... ing-acosta
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Re: They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

Postby balzaccom » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:41 pm

She said: "science will not stand in the way of this..." Meaning the full opening of schools in the fall.

Which seems to capture the whole picture right there. And Breitbart as a source....yep.
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Re: They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

Postby robow8 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:51 pm

balzaccom wrote:She said: "science will not stand in the way of this..." Meaning the full opening of schools in the fall.

Which seems to capture the whole picture right there. And Breitbart as a source....yep.

Did you even bother to read either article? Especially the one about CNN's Jake Tapper getting after the press, even his own network's Jim Acosta, on their dishonesty on this whole matter?

Read her whole quote, not just the soundbite that CNN wants you to hear. Talk about sources.......
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Re: They thought there was no Corona Virus in Yosemite...

Postby robow8 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:07 pm

Like I said elsewhere, as long as nobody eats a crap sandwich, it's all good!
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