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Why is California failing so badly to stop the Covid 19 virus?

Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Menlo Park: Park Forest, on Jul 13, 2020

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1 - Lack of Personal Responsibility
We took a long walk this morning - 60% of the pedestrians were not wearing masks and 100% of the runners (who pose a much greater threat to others because of their high volume and rate of expiration) were not wearing masks.

2 - Lack of Leadership
When was the last time you heard any local official (except Anna Eshoo!) speak out, speak loudly and speak clearly about what we all have to do to stop this virus?

3 - Lack of Strong, Clear, Consistent Messaging
Where are the TV ads, newspaper ads, banners and signs exhorting all of us to do what we need to do to stop this killer?

4 - Lack of Testing and Contact Tracing
California has the second largest number of cases in the US and ranks 14th in the rate of testing.

In many ways this virus is an IQ/EQ/economic status test and Darwin will prevail.

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Posted by Sir Topham Hatt
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jul 14, 2020 at 11:22 pm

We are safe here, don’t worry. We have the One True Party overseeing us. The Rona only punishes The Other now.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jul 15, 2020 at 12:44 pm

A very pertinent perspective:

"In the context of a pandemic, freedom is inevitably a double-edged sword. It isn’t just a universal right, but also a social pact that works only if everyone is on board, careful not to infringe on others’ freedom with their choices."

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