EAS Law wrote:TheBrooklynKidd wrote:EAS Law wrote:But what basis do you have to support the idea that “Florida’s horrible governor” and “many other conservative governors” are horrible when the WORST states for this are NY, NJ, Illinois, California, and Massachusetts—ALL Democrat “blue” states. Those guys just got “blindsided” but Florida and “other conservative” states are the bad guys? Please. Please. So tired of the partisan BS.
It’s not partisan BS.
Like I said, they were blindsided because their outbreaks were well underway in March before there was adequate testing or a clear understanding of the virus, particularly in NYC, Boston and Jersey. These outbreaks largely stemmed from the international airports in those cities and an inability to test and trace cases.
The conservative states watched what happened in New York, saw the consequences and willingly made the same mistakes because of pressure from the trump administration. New York, Boston and NJ are now very much under control because they learned from their own mistakes.
Yeah, oopsie. I guess the 30k deaths in NY, 13k deaths in NJ, and 8k deaths in MA were just little mistakes.
Florida is just an abject failure despite having slightly over 3k deaths with triple the population of NJ, quadruple of MA, and about 3M more than NY as well as harboring those that fled the above states. It’s all that big bad Trump and his goons.
I’m not disputing that there was a spike, but number of cases doesn’t mean anything if the hospital system is doing fine. Number of cases also doesn’t mean anything if it is essentially being fought off by the infected person without major incident in the vast majority of those cases. It’s still important to protect people as much as possible, but you’d swear that there was some fool-proof plan to defeat this virus that conservatives just refuse to adopt. The truth is that partisan politics isn’t an immunization and the actual facts don’t support the position many here are taking for political reasons.
Nobody is saying that NY, NJ and MA handled it well from the beginning. In fact they objectively failed to control the early stages of the outbreak. However, they were blindsided because their outbreaks happened in March when there was no testing or guidance from the federal government.
We know for a fact that 2 things prevent the spread of this virus, social distancing and mask use.
Conservative states like Florida watched NY, NJ and MA screw up and decided that they’re going to screw up too. They opened businesses in a way that compromised social distancing and have no mask mandates and now cases are increasing. Meanwhile NY, NJ and MA did the exact opposite and have seen their cases decrease for weeks.
Hospitalizations and deaths lag behind cases. Hospitalizations in Florida have been increasing and will continue to increase as cases increase, which has happened everywhere else in the world.
Florida is clearly one of the least safe places in the world right now when it comes to catching the virus and NBA players and staff should absolutely be concerned about playing there, bubble or no bubble.