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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:11 PM

This is becoming a problem - another politician ignores restrictions

How can we effectively communicate the seriousness of staying at home, wearing a mask, and social distancing when the people we elect to promote these things keep getting caught ignoring them?

https://www.newsweek.com/rhode-island-governor-attends-wine-paint-event-after-urging-people-avoid-nonessential-activities-1555672

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was photographed last week attending a wine and paint event, just a few days after she urged the state's residents to avoid all nonessential activities amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to WLNE-TV, the photo of Raimondo was taken by Erica Oliveras on December 11 while the governor and her husband, Andy Moffit, attended a wine and paint event at Barnaby's Public House in Providence.

Susan Goodman, a Providence resident, told WLNE that the governor, "shouldn't even be at an event like that."


We can't have one law for the rulers and one for the ruled. I haven't been in a sit-down restaurant since all this began. I've been vigilant. I haven't seen close friends since February.

I don't know how it is for anyone else, but here in California, people are still furious with Gavin Newsom and London Breed for ignoring restrictions after they lectured everyone else to stop their social activities.

We have to start acknowledging that too many of our prominent own are getting caught out like this and increasing skepticism, if not fueling conspiracies, that they don't actually believe in what they're instructing the average citizen.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:14 PM

1. How can we effectively communicate the seriousness" - they can get the message next election

time.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:17 PM

2. Rhode Island had a high rate even over the summer

For most of the summer and early fall, there were no restrictions for travel between NYS and all New England states, EXCEPT for Rhode Island.
Rhode Island did not get a handle on the outbreak even back in the summer.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:25 PM

3. I agree ... shutdowns apply to everyone

My pod group has not had a meal out or company in our home since March 5 ...

I am tired out others thinking that they are somehow special and rules donít apply

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:26 PM

4. RI has the 6th highest rate of death per capita in the country

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:41 PM

5. The thing that gets me

is how some people wear their mask with their nose exposed. They think they are in compliance, and I suppose that some is better than none. But, they gotta cover that nose!

Way back in the beginning, the nose was pointed out to be a major portal of infection. I mean, if they're breathing, they're sucking those germs in through their nose! And, they're sending their own germs right back to whoever is near them, probably farther than the measly six feet required.

So, I think we need to emphasize not only the wearing of a mask, but also covering the nose. If people can't stand to wear a mask over their nose, stay home where they don't have to mask at all. Otherwise, wear the mask, and wear it properly.

I blame the Orange Asshole for telling people they didn't have to wear a mask. He could have helped so much, but he didn't.

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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 03:03 PM

6. Agree, they need to set a GOOD example not a bad one! 👎 nt

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