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Old 03-19-2020, 06:44 AM
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We need to shut down EVERYTHING!
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:58 AM
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to my knowledge, no one has ever changed from ***hole to responsible citizen because of regulation or law but i'm only 78 & could be wrong,,, some of you older posters - feel free to correct my thinking
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:58 AM
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Default I never have minimized the threat of the COVID19 virus, but lets get real here.....

I've detested the minimizing of this threat by elements of the media and govt who would not open their eyes to what was going on in the rest of the world and essentially mocked scientific concerns. Their ignorance was revolting and dangerous in itself. We should have been far further ahead of this than we are. On the other hand, I think the steps TV has taken have been enormous. This place is built on social activity and interactivity, has been reduced to bare minimum. I regret all of it, but congratulate TV on its quick responses and following of CDC and Fed guidelines. All meetings, show places and performances, all rec centers, club activities, and just about everything TV has control over, save for outdoor activities, have been shut down - before the first confirmed case came to any of our counties. To compare the relatively spacious outdoor activities here to the jammed scrambling of the Spring Break beaches, or the hundreds of thousands of people who PACK into lines and queues and gambling tables/slot machines in Las Vegas is apples to oranges. Golf, pools, pickleball, jogging, biking, etc are a less significant issue if you act sensibly and social distance. Or you can choose to do any of those things. However, outside of a police state, you can not expect people not to live some semblance of a life here , with respect for others, and to the degree that they safely can. I, and others, will continue to follow guidelines, and will accept whatever further rules come into play, more for the safety of others than myself. But that aside, one can always choose to self quarantine.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:04 AM
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The government has closed pools and gathering places. PEOPLE WILL NOT STAY HOME ON THEIR OWN. you say you dont want socialism but then you expect the government to co ttol your life. Cant have it both ways. USE COMMON SENSE.
"Socialism" is becoming the most misused and most wrongly understood word in the USA. What is happening in the attempts to flatten the Covid-19 curve have NOTHING to do with socialism.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:16 AM
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Sad that some now spoil it for others. I was at Eisenhower pool doing laps abd 99.9% of swimmers were staying 6 feet apart. I will miss my exercise.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:17 AM
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I agree 110% and have been writing to the Villages gurus all week about this problem. Seems like others have also because I see here today that they are finally closing the pools. They're breeding grounds.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:21 AM
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Stop expecting and waiting for the government to take care of you. If people would take care of themselves the government would not have to step in; it would just have to make recommendations, under the expectation that the info is being given to adults who would listen and take heed. Instead, we have huge numbers of “me, me, me” people who say it doesn’t apply to “me”, it won’t happen to “me”, and no one will stop “me” from doing what I want, when I want, and regardless of how it affects everyone but “me”.

Businesses should close or implement work from home because it’s the right thing to do to protect their employees and customers.

People should stay home because that is what they have been advised to do and so they don’t get sick.

The press should report on the situation accurately and not sensationalize it to further their underlying agenda and gain viewership (to attract advertisers).

Our governments should be able to use their resources to combat the disease, not deal with stupid people who refuse to act responsibly and heed the advice of the experts.

‘Nuff said.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:34 AM
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You make some good points. Many people will follow the “rules” but some only if it “suits” them. That is confirmed time and time again not only here in The Villages but elsewhere. You can’t always assume people will behave rationally or as adults. Look at all the hoarding of toilet paper and other grocery items. It’s so bad you have to push through a crowd to get a prescription filled if no drive-through is available. We will get through this by pulling together and taking care of each other and ourselves. I pray for all the nurses, doctors and other health personnel who do their job to care for those of us who might contact this deadly virus.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:36 AM
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All one has to do is view the pools in TV and the beaches packed with spring breakers.

Until such time as they close down these places there is nothing but lip service being rendered.

I have been trying to remain positive about what is being done and changes to how we live has been significant.

When Las Vegas closes down and Disney closes down what does it tell everybody when the Florida beaches and pools in TV remain open.......social distancing....not where it needs to be.

And so why are the decision makers ignoring the open violation of social distancing by hundreds of thousands of people here?
Couldn’t agree more. Then all this spring breakers will go home and if they picked up the virus, will spread it even more.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:44 AM
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And you know "Coronavirus cannot survive in swimming pool water due to chlorine" how? They need you in the science labs.
The CDC site (Municipal Water and COVID-19) states:

Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:44 AM
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Why am I reminded of George Carlin's quote "Time to thin the herd."?
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:59 AM
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That's just part of the problem and I seriously doubt kids coming here at this point is transpiring much - the problem herein lies with the governor of Florida who refuses to close public places, especially beaches. Spring breakers can be a disaster if that happens as they are just there to party and have fun. One kid on TV today said if it's up to us then let us handle it our way. Remind you of some of the villagers who are taking a cavalier attitude about COVID 19 ? Same attitude just a face with wrinkles!
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:06 AM
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They probably closed the pools because people still come in contact with other people sitting round on the pool deck etc
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:24 AM
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All one has to do is view the pools in TV and the beaches packed with spring breakers.

Until such time as they close down these places there is nothing but lip service being rendered.

I have been trying to remain positive about what is being done and changes to how we live has been significant.

When Las Vegas closes down and Disney closes down what does it tell everybody when the Florida beaches and pools in TV remain open.......social distancing....not where it needs to be.

And so why are the decision makers ignoring the open violation of social distancing by hundreds of thousands of people here?
You are correct! The virus lives for 2-3 days on plastic, like what is used for the pool lounges and the gates.
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:43 AM
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Why keep Rec centers open at all if no activity. Give a good clean, turn the AC up a bit and lock them up
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