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    MaterialsGirlMaterialsGirl
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    I hope so too, Wendy! I need to find the source on this, but the other incidences of group gatherings (I think we’re still waiting to hear back from the Ozarks pool party which had one confirmed case) didn’t lead to an increase. Maybe because of the precautions that people are taking in general? who knows, but I’m certainly looking forward to good news

    #887885 Reply
    avatarFyodor
    Guest

    Regarding the Ozarks guy, I sincerely hope that large outdoor gatherings don’t spread this thing, but we don’t know where the infected person was. I’ve seen some coverage suggesting that (A) because we saw pictures of crowding and (B) an infected person was present who didn’t infect anyone that (C) large crowded outdoor gatherings don’t spread this thing. But we don’t know if the infected person was in the crowds, whether he interacted with anyone, etc. I sincerely hope that it turns out to be the case that we can congregate outside safely outside, but I don’t know if the Ozarks case tells us anything.

    #887886 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    Was everyone wearing masks at the protest? Just curious. I agree that they don’t necessarily have to be super-spreader events if people took precautions.

    Of course, tear gas would cause it to spread!

    #887887 Reply
    avatarFyodor
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    @ange1 I remember seeing this clip on John Oliver a few years ago and being impressed that Australians talked to their government ministers this way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYBtiLlyxJg&feature=youtu.be&t=179

    #887888 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    * I mean the NYC protests that you went to.

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    avatarFyodor
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    I saw a lot of people with masks but there was also a ton of crowding/noise/singing. I think that early on there was more social distancing but it seems to have dissolved as the events went on.

    #887890 Reply
    avatarFyodor
    Guest

    I know the question wasn’t directed to me, but I am going by what I’ve seen on TV and/or passing me on the street-I haven’t attended any protests.

    #887892 Reply
    Dear WendyDear Wendy
    Keymaster

    I’ve attended two, and at both I saw maybe 2-3 people without masks (out of many hundreds of people I personally saw).

    #887893 Reply
    Dear WendyDear Wendy
    Keymaster

    The Ozarks guy went to several places, Fyodor. I read about it in some Missouri source that I don’t feel like searching for now. But there was a list of places he visited and the dates and times he was there.

    #887894 Reply
    veritek33veritek33
    Participant

    So the Lake of the Ozarks pool parties actually caused Missouri to not move to phase two on June 1 and has pushed it now to June 15 because of everyone taking the virus back to the bigger cities. I think the protests might push this back even more. Though, the University of Missouri football players and staff all marched with masks on this week to the county courthouse to register to vote, and it was so amazing to see.

    But as an update to my haircut: three days after I got my haircut my stylist and longtime friend called to tell me she had Covid and I was exposed. I was tested within 24 hours and it came back negative but I had to quarantine at home for 1.5 weeks and test again (it was negative.)

    It was a scary 24 hours waiting for the test results back, and since I was exposed in one county and live in another county I was under orders from two different health departments. Luckily, I think the only reason I didn’t’ get it was because we were both wearing masks. When she cut my hair she had zero symptoms and she got it from her mom hugging her, and her mom got it from her dad who’d been in the hospital. The tracing aspect is wild, and thinking of everyone Id’ been in contact with for three days was insane because I’m an essential worker so I’d been going to work the whole time.

    #887899 Reply
    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    I really don’t know how you could catch it at a hair salon with the precautions they take now. I know there was that story about the two Great Clips stylists who were positive, but I never saw a follow-up story saying they infected a bunch of people. It just seems impossible with the masks, the gloves, the sanitizing, the distancing, the elimination of waiting rooms and magazines.

    I bet in states like MA and NY, most protesters wore masks, maybe less so in other states where it hasn’t been mandatory to wear them outdoors??

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    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    Btw, I was just picking the dog up at daycare and saw a full-on manicure happening next door. They haven’t even announced the date yet that nail salons can open.

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