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NC Gov. Cooper is announcing the move to the move to Phase 2 as of Friday at 1 PM. Bars/clubs/etc. will remain closed, which is a modification from the original Phase 2. Gyms will stay closed. Seems like they’re troubled by the rising case count.
So basically eating out at 50% and hair and nail places at 50% is only major changes?
 

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So basically eating out at 50% and hair and nail places at 50% is only major changes?
Also the Stay at Home order has been replaced with a Safer at Home order. There were some other things, too, but I don’t remember them all, so we’ll see what the document eventually says. Definitely a somewhat watered down phase 2 compared to what I expected, though.
 

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So part of phase 2. Meaning gyms could reopen next week or at anytime.
Yeah, I’m wondering if the metrics stay stabilized if bars and gyms could open before we enter phase 3 (so like next week, as you suggested)? IIRC, bars and gyms were originally included in phase 2?

Phase 3 is not supposed to come into effect until 4-6+ weeks after phase 2 starts, so if they have to wait until phase 3 that’s a long time left for these businesses and there will probably be many more permanent closures.
 

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On a national level, another pretty good day. Record tests, 5% positive rate, fewer deaths than the same day last week, and the 7 day rolling average for deaths continues to decrease.


 

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BREAKING NEWS: 570 people test positive from Tyson in Wilkesboro. Final tally. Unclear how that will impact county wide number but prob not good.
 

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Can someone please explain in a logical fashion how "confirmed" cases can decrease? Either they are "confirmed" or they are not; perhaps "suspect" but "confirmed"? There is no middle ground to "confirmed". This reporting is insane and really about as relaible as an 18Z GFS snowstorm at 15 days in January ... and even the GFS does not "confirm" ...

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New York Times had Wilkes County like number 8 in the nation to watch I think tomorrow will be number 1.
 

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Im sorry,but im having a hard time rationalizing with the delay, espeacilly in NC to open back up, like watering down phase 2.
The whole purpose of shutting down was to avoid a surge on hospitals. We did that. We arent going to stop this virus as much as we all would like to. A vaccine is at best 6 months away and thats being very optimistic. The only way out of this is herd immunity. Which can be done safely while still isolating the elderly and most vunerable.
Thats the way it seems to me.
Every life is so valuable and this is a tough situation,choice,decession we are faced with.
But we have reached the point where we are gonna have to take this step and get it over with. Staying shut down just kicks this can down the road and creates bigger problems with unemployment, small and large businesses permanently shutting down for good.
 

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Former WHO doctor says coronavirus cases are not increasing as expected in areas that reopen
"It's as though something has changed, and none of us can explain why.”
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Former WHO doctor says coronavirus cases are not increasing as expected in areas that reopen
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If I recall correctly, SARS kind of mutated its way out of existence back when. Perhaps this could do the same thing? There is so much unknown about this thing and by the time we figure it out it will likely be all past us.
 

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If I recall correctly, SARS kind of mutated its way out of existence back when. Perhaps this could do the same thing? There is so much unknown about this thing and by the time we figure it out it will likely be all past us.
Sylvia Browne said it will disappear as quickly as it appeared. So if you believe in that type of stuff.......
 

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If you at least go by the opinions on CNBC this morning, if you don't see this virus mutate its way into not being a big issue, it really is feeling like it'd take an absolute ton for us to see widespread SIP orders again. Like big hospitals being potentially brought to their knees ton. Seems as if opinions are gradually shifting toward the idea of the vulnerable taking extra precautions, but everyone else, try to live as normal as you can.

Hopefully, that disaster does not happen.
 

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If you at least go by the opinions on CNBC this morning, if you don't see this virus mutate its way into not being a big issue, it really is feeling like it'd take an absolute ton for us to see widespread SIP orders again. Like big hospitals being potentially brought to their knees ton. Seems as if opinions are gradually shifting toward the idea of the vulnerable taking extra precautions, but everyone else, try to live as normal as you can.

Hopefully, that disaster does not happen.
I don't think we will have a widespread shut down again. It will be more localized if the situation calls for it.
 

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We are still in a manageable range but it is concerning that NC went from averaging 450 to 525 hospitalizations previously to this week running 525 to 585. We are back up to 575 today. So overall we have seen a higher level of sustained hospitalizations the last few days.
 

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We are still in a manageable range but it is concerning that NC went from averaging 450 to 525 hospitalizations previously to this week running 525 to 585. We are back up to 575 today. So overall we have seen a higher level of sustained hospitalizations the last few days.
Yep, agreed. It's not a huge change and we still have plenty of hospital and ICU capacity, but if it's the start of a sustained increase it could turn bad. I'm wondering if that's part of why they didn't go full-on with phase 2, too.
 
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