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JustAnotherGen

(32,228 posts)
3. Good question - but not easy for me to answer
Thu Aug 12, 2021, 12:22 PM
Aug 2021

At this point - when you look at the CDC map - pretty much everyone is in red in the new cases for the past 7 days.

Great link to review: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_community

They laughed at NJ and NY and our Governors in Q1 and Q2 of last year. We did what we had to do in NJ. We've had a great effort at Vaccination - even though I know Trenton wanted our vaccination rate at 90%. We have prepared for a second round of this, and know what steps need to take place to prevent death.

We also know that there CAN be break through infections.

At this point - we gotta make sure we have all of our tools for preparation at the ready. That means keeping our ventilators, medical staff, and pandemic infrastructure in place.

Because of the selfishness and arrogance of the majority rule in Red States - they are sending us backwards to April 2020.

THEY did this to US. Them.

So when get up to Texas levels of new cases in NJ- we need those pandemic tools and human beings who heal.

All of this to say - not out of my backyard. If Massachusetts wants to help Florida - fine.

But we can't take that risk in NJ which includes the greater nyc area.

Depends on the help requested Auggie Aug 2021 #1
Actions and choices must have consequences. Wingus Dingus Aug 2021 #2
Good question - but not easy for me to answer JustAnotherGen Aug 2021 #3
We can offer help but that doesn't mean it will be appreciated, or even taken Siwsan Aug 2021 #4
I really do want to say fuck'em. TheRealNorth Aug 2021 #5
Yeah, the 19th century version of MAGATS shot him for that. lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #11
Same. I soooooo bamagal62 Aug 2021 #23
Not that they would return the call. LakeArenal Aug 2021 #6
The frustration is dwarfed by the verbal & sometimes physical abuse HCWs are facing by anti-vaxxer hlthe2b Aug 2021 #7
I remember having blue states stillcool Aug 2021 #8
Help them expel their governors; help by voting out as many Reptilians as possible... lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #9
Yes, the kids. JoanofArgh Aug 2021 #10
And, for the sane, vaccinated people who are stuck in these states, who mignt GoCubsGo Aug 2021 #27
If they have spare medical personnel pinkstarburst Aug 2021 #12
There are still too many who will become vectors MurrayDelph Aug 2021 #13
The Blue State/Red State schism is an invalid construct. Harker Aug 2021 #14
Real life is not so binary. milestogo Aug 2021 #15
it is like giving a liver transplant to an alcoholic DBoon Aug 2021 #16
Yes for the sake of the dying and horribly ill and those treating them. benfranklin1776 Aug 2021 #17
Gee, thanks a lot obamanut2012 Aug 2021 #18
Please note that many of us including me believe that we need to help all period. Demsrule86 Aug 2021 #25
Add me to the "help anyone we can" hamsterjill Aug 2021 #28
Um . . . . to whom are your comments addressed? Stinky The Clown Aug 2021 #32
Yes, we should help people. It's not about who they are - it's about who we are. Solly Mack Aug 2021 #19
+ 10000000 Demsrule86 Aug 2021 #26
I voted yes but not because I am in any mood to help those people. totodeinhere Aug 2021 #20
+1 nitpicker Aug 2021 #21
Some of these States were throwing away outdated vaccines Greybnk48 Aug 2021 #22
Of course, we are Americans and there are kids involved. If we don't help, we are no better than Demsrule86 Aug 2021 #24
We are still one country Sympthsical Aug 2021 #29
Red state/ Blue state Sunsky Aug 2021 #30
The sick kids in red states. It's not their fault their parents are morons oasis Aug 2021 #31
Only for those who chose to be vaccinated or ... Xoan Aug 2021 #33
Yes, but charge them through the nose for the assistance. Pharlo Aug 2021 #34
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