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So, I'm supposed to go to the beach with my family next week. It turns out my sister's husband has Covid, but she has tested negative 3 times over the last 4 days. He just left their house to stay with his sister today. They have a baby who will continue to stay with my sister. The baby hasn't been tested.

If my sister continues to get negative tests and the baby doesn't get tested and they both go to the beach, should my wife, my special needs kid, and me go?
Eh probably ok but do you want that hanging over your head? Can you push back a few weeks?
 

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How many times was he tested? Just curious, I know a few instances now where individuals tested positive and tested negative the next day. No no I'm not saying it's a hoax but there have been noted false positives. If he is positive and everyone he has been in contact with is negative...
He has it for sure. No smell or taste but that's it. Another thing is, one of my friends had 6 family members infected from a small child who was asymptomatic. It can be quite contagious.
 

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Eh probably ok but do you want that hanging over your head? Can you push back a few weeks?
Can't push it. Given my situation with our child and all of the things he's got going on, I can't risk it. I mean, there's risk every time you leave your home. But this seems like foolish risk to me.
 

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I wonder what the world wide excess death numbers look like.

 

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Thanks for posting. Yeah, I saw that. She says they are after her now. I wouldn’t be surprised if she turns up missing at some point. She's claiming it was developed in the lab and released intentionally. I don't know about the intent, but I feel pretty good about my position that it was modified in a lab setting and then got out somehow.

I don't know what the win would be for one country to release something like this intentionally, as it would affect their own people and set off severe issues within their own borders. Now, if they were working in concert with other nations for some greater purpose, I could see that. But still, I give that a low probability, until/unless something else comes out.
 

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Thanks for posting. Yeah, I saw that. She says they are after her now. I wouldn’t be surprised if she turns up missing at some point. She's claiming it was developed in the lab and released intentionally. I don't know about the intent, but I feel pretty good about my position that it was modified in a lab setting and then got out somehow.

I don't know what the win would be for one country to release something like this intentionally, as it would affect their own people and set off severe issues within their own borders. Now, if they were working in concert with other nations for some greater purpose, I could see that. But still, I give that a low probability, until/unless something else comes out.
Highly doubtful, considering the first novel Coronavirus was most certainly bat-born and moved into the human population through the local meat markets. China is an authoritarian government, but even conspiracies this large wouldn't stand a chance from exposure sooner.. https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-lab-manmade-myth-debunked-2020-6
 

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Highly doubtful, considering the first novel Coronavirus was most certainly bat-born and moved into the human population through the local meat markets. China is an authoritarian government, but even conspiracies this large wouldn't stand a chance from exposure sooner.. https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-lab-manmade-myth-debunked-2020-6
I think this particular version came from the lab. I'm quite certain that there are scientists on both sides of that. Heck, I even remember early on when scientists were saying don't bother with masks because they don't help. What I do know for sure is that we tend to want to believe that people in charge of our well-being are looking out for our well-being. They're not.
 

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I think this particular version came from the lab. I'm quite certain that there are scientists on both sides of that. Heck, I even remember early on when scientists were saying don't bother with masks because they don't help. What I do know for sure is that we tend to want to believe that people in charge of our well-being are looking out for our well-being. They're not.
Just think if scientists could find a cure for a cancer would they really tell us? Cancer makes a lot of people millions and millions of dollars a year. I would think they would be then again people are greedy. I don’t trust anyone these days.
 

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Maybe it’s just me, but I had a hard time following that story. But I think I get the gist of it.
I left more confused. I mean if they were closed and restricted then of course there would be less cases. 80 or not I’m sure they saved lives esp with old people going to sit down establishments just to sit and cough vs actually eating..
 

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Maybe it’s just me, but I had a hard time following that story. But I think I get the gist of it.
In other words bars didn’t spread Covid as much as predicted and they didn’t want to show the real numbers so they decided to hide the facts and keep them private. Bars shouldn’t have been closed is the bottom line.
 
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