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Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:06 AM

Can we please not use the term "Lockdown"?

I know getting people to not use the term "lockdown" is probably futile at this point, but it is an inaccurate term because we don't lock people in their houses here. The term has a bad connotation and it is used by right-wingers as a pejorative.

Some better terms could be:

stay-at-home

shelter-in-place

quarantine

home isolation

extreme social distancing

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Reply Can we please not use the term "Lockdown"? (Original post)
LymphocyteLover Nov 14 OP
soothsayer Nov 14 #1
LeftInTX Nov 14 #4
wendyb-NC Nov 14 #2
LeftInTX Nov 14 #3
LymphocyteLover Nov 14 #9
Blues Heron Nov 14 #5
LymphocyteLover Nov 14 #10
GoneOffShore Nov 14 #6
LymphocyteLover Nov 14 #11
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 14 #7
DesertRat Nov 14 #8
Deb Nov 14 #12
LymphocyteLover Nov 14 #13

Response to LymphocyteLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:07 AM

1. Safer-at-home

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:19 AM

4. Agree with this one

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:14 AM

2. Thank you, for making that point

It sounds so authoritarian, and unfortunately punitive. Your suggestions are, good substitutes

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:16 AM

3. It really isn't stay-at-home or shelter-in-place or quarantine

It's more like Essential Activities Only

Shelter in place: Mad man with a gun on the lose...stay in your home...or toxic gas leak...stay in your home...Shelter in place has always been a very short term solution

Stay At Home...Since we can go to the grocery store and get gas in our car, it really isn't Stay At Home

Quarantine...means stay away from all other people...

And it certainly isn't Lockdown..LOL

It isn't as restrictive as the Stay At Home orders during bad weather...(Aka...don't drive unless absolutely necessary)

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:55 PM

9. "Essential Activities Only"-- I like that

Though I suppose "essential" is somewhat elastic to different people.

Good points on the other terms

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:35 AM

5. "party a smidge less than normal - please?"

seems like anything stronger than this really freaks out the freedumb people

I like your suggestions

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:56 PM

10. LOL, exactly

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:49 AM

6. The expression in France is 'confinement'.

And we're back to where we were in March and April, though things seem to be a little less stringent. Kids are going to school, lots of people back at work.
Cafés, bars, and restaurants are closed except for delivery and take-away.
Have to carry a paper stating where you live, where you were born, D.O.B., and why you're out, along with the date and time that you left home.

This is a translation of the form (which you can put on your phone):
EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE DURING CONFINEMENT
As per the official measures to tackle the spread of Covid 19 in the state of health emergency
I, the undersigned,
Ms/Mr:
Born on:
In:
Address:
certify that my reasons to be outdoors match one of the following situations (check the box) authorised by the official measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19 as part of the state of health emergency:
1: Commuting to and from work or university and training places; business trips that can not be delayed.
2: Running necessary errands to purchase items for professional activity, or basic commodities available in the businesses allowed to provide service, order withdrawal or home deliveries
3 Consults and provision of care that cannot be done remotely or delayed; medication purchase
4 Imperative family reasons, assisting vulnerable persons, persons in a precarious situation or taking care of children. Persons with a disability and their accompanying person
5 Individual outdoor exercise (collective physical activity is not allowed), walking out with only the people living in the same household or walking out a pet, within 1km of one’s place of residence and for one hour
6 Judicial or administrative summons; appointment to public service offices
7 Participating in a mission of general interest upon request from an administrative authority
8 Taking children to and picking them up from school or after-school activity
Signed in (Town or city)
On: at
(Date and time are mandatory)
Signature :

People whose situation matches one of the aforementioned and can therefore be exempt must carry, when outdoors, written proof to justify that exemption.
To be used by self-employed workers, when they cannot get a travel document from their employer.
Including the acquisition of free commodities (food distribution, etc.) and trips related to the receipt of social benefits and cash withdrawals

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:56 PM

11. that's good!

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:51 AM

7. A lot of those terms have their own definitions.

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 10:52 AM

8. I agree. nt

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 12:57 PM

12. "Self-preservation mode"

works for us

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Response to Deb (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 07:42 PM

13. that's good!

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