Coronavirus - America

Remember there will be damage to their health because they got infected. They will not cross to the other side unhurt.

Plus there is no reference to hospitalizations because the kids are getting sent back home. College town are the ground zero of the epidemic now, but as they go home, there will be more contagion…and it will be parents, grandparents, medical personnel the ones who will be hospitalized more seriously.

BTW, how about that 20 year old pro football athlete with no previous conditions who died of COVID19? Maybe it is just one, maybe he got a bad strain. Better not get it and not take the risk.

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Exactly as I said, they are not permitted on campus in the first place, and yes the real risk is for their older relatives.

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One party…and that’s it.

American Failure indeed

There is positive coverage of Taiwan in the piece

Very positive. Even more in that context.

Yes Taiwan is placed front and center. Impressive!


I wonder how many US folks came to Taiwan to escape the pandemic? My daughter heard from several classmates that flew here over the summer.

Their parents must be a bit odd. Do the kids have pre-existing conditions? There is nothing to escape, unless you’re basically dementia old or already seriously unwell.

A friend who works for a relocation company is very busy with 45 families returning. Plus others in the office are dealing with scores. Covid and the protests/looting madness were the reasons.

They’d be the first to leave as well if any shit went down in Taiwan .


The discussion involves the low number of coronavirus cases emerging from bars and restaurants and how to handle that.and most disturbingly how to keep it from the public.

On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes causing problems more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.

Leslie Waller from the health department asks “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?

“Correct, not for public consumption.” Writes senior advisor Benjamin Eagles

A month later the health department is asked point blank about the rumor there are only 80 cases traced to bars and restaurants.

Tennessean reporter Nate Rau asks “the figure you gave of “more than 80” does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a very big problem?

That’s my hometown. No way Nashville can contact trace tourists and out-of-town partiers on Lower Broadway.

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Shit must be pretty bad. My neighbor, who only comes back from California when he needs medical services, just flew in.

Come to think about it, oh no…


Probably needs some context.
If major surgery or a “big bill”, then of course it makes sense to come to Taiwan, if neighbor is Taiwanese. Medical expenses if “out of pocket” in the U.S. are huge. Even with insurance, most have a deductible that could be U$5000 to U$10,000, meaning anything under those numbers, the patient pays the first US$5000 to US$10,000 by her/himself and then insurance covers the rest in whole or in percentage parts, depending on contract.

He’s one of those elderly folk who has lived in the US most of his life. I’ve seen him twice in 20 years. Keeps house for insurance purposes. Comes here, does not need to pay NHI because of age.

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So, add another malady on top of Coronavirus, fires, hurricanes, flooding and Murder Hornets.

EEE virus via killer mosquitoes!