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Old 08-10-2020, 12:42 AM
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New Zealand has now gone 100 days with no new local COVID-19 cases — and it hasn't been on lockdown since June
New Zealand is not the best comparison.

Island nations do have it a little easier given their limited points of entry.

From what I can tell, New Zealand only has 6 international airports and 36 seaports (less than 10 major ones). They typically only have 3.5 million people visit a year and 99% fly. The US has 149 international airports and had 241 million people visit on flights. This does not count people driving via Canada or Mexico.

New Zealand also has only half the population of the Chicago metro area spread over 10 times the land.

Chicago Metro Area: 9.5 million people on 10,857 square miles

New Zealand: 4.9 million people on 103,483 square miles. (In fact, New Zealand has almost twice the land as the entire state of Illinois)

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Old 08-10-2020, 01:32 AM
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NZ has a population of roughly 5M, US is over 330M...kinda difficult to compare the two.
Not to mention it's a friggin Island in the South Pacific that has shut down all outside traffic.
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Old 08-10-2020, 02:10 AM
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Macho Men in Texas are proud of positivity rate of almost 20%. Pu$$ies from New York have a wimpy rate of less the 1%.

New York is becoming an Island within the US. Time to cancel flights, travel to places like Georgia, Florida, and Texas.

If these stupid places weren't so stupid maybe would have had a season.

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Old 08-10-2020, 02:39 AM
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Macho Men in Texas are proud of positivity rate of almost 20%. Pu$$ies from New York have a wimpy rate of less the 1%.

New York is becoming an Island within the US. Time to cancel flights, travel to places like Georgia, Florida, and Texas.

If these stupid places weren't so stupid maybe would have had a season.
I am a macho man in Texas. Am I allowed to say that today? I’m not sure it’s pc

Our economy has been going great. Our death rate per 100000 is 30; New York’s is 168.
Our hospitals have not filled, other than a few small places near Mexico. A couple in Houston came close, but things are going strong here.
Come visit. Seriously. I’ll show you how good things are here, contrary to what you read in the media.
The only bad thing about Texas is that it’s so good here that Democrats are fleeing their down-trodden hell holes and coming here to work and live in affordable housing. Soon enough there will be so many dems the state will turn blue and become like New York or Illinois or California.
Ewwwww!

It would be every Texan’s dream to have flights canceled from New York. Not many Texans would be sad if they couldn’t travel to New York. It’s an okay place to visit for a couple days, but you’d have to put up with those accents, that snobbery, and those prices to live there.
Ewwwww!

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Old 08-10-2020, 08:08 AM
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Italy would be a better comparison then new zealand,,,which does have some obvious unique conditions. Italy had a horrific time early, a very bad pandemic...they are a country of 60 million thats texas.georgia and florida combined.. they have brought the virus under control despite italians fragmented government history. Today they have brought cases in the entire country down to hundreds per day and deaths to a dozen a day.

They did this through a short but severe and very complete national lockdown,,, mask compliance is very strong its the law and italy seems to take the virus quite seriously,,,some things are still not open like nightclubs.. schools were originally the center of the virus spread but will open in september.,,mostly life has returned to somewhat normal...

Italians are known for many positive and wonderful traits,, but acting collectively as a country and government really isnt one of them....in this case they have done it though... so clearly it can be done.

We have a very laissez faire approach as a government and throughout much of our culture,,,,it is what it is and all that....so apparently we are unable to take the collective actions as a nation that you need in this unusual situation causing the virus to amplify many of our cultural divides.

Italians seem to have reacted with revulsion at the prospect of mom and grandma dying alone in a horrible way,,,

We on the other hand have had a much colder reaction...it may be in our DNA as a nation but its not helpful in this circumstance.

We may have thrown our hands up for a large segment of the population,,,but i am very worried the virus is not at all done with disrupting our lives and economy,,,,will schools and colleges really be able to sustain opening or will teacher and staff illnesses stop it...will we be able to handle the virus once we go back indoors during flu season?....Can we just push ahead with economic activity or will the virus continue to force stops and starts throughout the economy.....apparently we are not going to try things the way the italians and many other countries have,,,we are going our way so time will tell ..so far the results have not been positive,,,have to be concerned about the next several months.

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