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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:09 AM

States easing pandemic restrictions despite warnings from experts

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Source: AP

On Monday, the head of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, urgently warned state officials and ordinary Americans not to let down their guard, saying she is "really worried about reports that more states are rolling back the exact public health measures that we have recommended."

"I remain deeply concerned about a potential shift in the trajectory of the pandemic," she said. "We stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground that we have gained."

Cases and hospitalizations have plunged since the end of January, and deaths have also dropped sharply, but they are still running at dangerously high levels and have even risen slightly over the past several days.

"We cannot be resigned to 70,000 cases a day and 2,000 daily deaths," Walensky said.

Read more: https://www.kmbc.com/article/states-easing-pandemic-restrictions-despite-warnings-from-experts/35686902



paying businesses to stay closed, THAT'S SOCIALISM

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:19 AM

1. As a result, in Los Angeles (where I was seeing a great majority wearing masks), it now...

looks to me to be less than 50% of the people wearing masks—and more and more people obviously gathering with others outside their household.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:41 AM

2. haven't they been doing that all along?

the trends there haven't been much different even with them banning TVs at outdoor restaurants

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 05:09 AM

3. In Pennsylvania the "easing" consists

of no more interstate travel restrictions, sports/entertainment venues going from 10 to 15% capacity with no hard cap and outdoor sports/entertainment venues going to 20% capacity with no hard cap.

Bars and restaurants have been open at half capacity for a couple months now. Retail has been open at half capacity since last summer.

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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 08:42 AM

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