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    UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    Not a good situation in TX.

    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/uaw-asks...soar-1.1458732

    (Bloomberg) -- The United Auto Workers union local in Arlington, Texas, has asked General Motors Co. to temporarily close its large-SUV plant in the city for the safety of its workers as cases of Covid-19 rise rapidly in the state.

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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    "Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Texas have been rising by more than 5,000 a day in recent weeks, and the Lone Star State reported 4,288 new cases yesterday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Cases in Tarrant County, where the plant is located, increased by 393."

    (Just a little perspective)

    Tarrant County include Dallas and Ft. Worth, county has almost 2 million people................
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    The big issue is that this will still be going through to the election, the worst nightmare.

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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    "Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Texas have been rising by more than 5,000 a day in recent weeks, and the Lone Star State reported 4,288 new cases yesterday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Cases in Tarrant County, where the plant is located, increased by 393."

    (Just a little perspective)

    Tarrant County include Dallas and Ft. Worth, county has almost 2 million people................
    Just a little more perspective.....

    Victoria (state In Australia) has new daily cases of double digits and are mainly located in isolated Melbourne suburbs

    Melbourne's population is just under 5 million ......

    If Some texas counties are getting cases in the thousands with a population of 2 million you guys have a big problem on your hands
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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    I am beginning to question if this closing of our lives is the right thing to do. Clearly closing has not contained the disease. There has to be another solution.

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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    There has to be another solution.
    Yes, it's called wear a freaking mask in public when you are around groups of people.

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    What the plant should be talking about is control measures, just like any other job hazard analysis
    and work through appropriate control measures, be that masks or down drafts or face shields.

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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by wallus13 View Post
    Yes, it's called wear a freaking mask in public when you are around groups of people.
    Thats not helping, I do wear a mask, do you? I do not think its helping though

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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    What the plant should be talking about is control measures, just like any other job hazard analysis
    and work through appropriate control measures, be that masks or down drafts or face shields.
    yeah very true

    but perhaps they're worried about people not conforming ?

    I see 2 extreme types of people/ groups around nowdays


    Those who believe Covid is all a hoax and those who are scared to death

    I sit In the middle I believe there is a danger and the danger is real however I'm taking measures to ensure I'm as protected as I can be

    I don't go out at the moment , only go into town when I need to and avoid large groups of people

    The problem is the people who don't try to avoid contact and think the whole thing is a hoax - those types are potentially spreading the virus without their knowledge
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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    The big issue is that this will still be going through to the election, the worst nightmare.
    No-worries, as soon as the election is over, it'll be gone ***poof***



    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    Just a little more perspective.....

    Victoria (state In Australia) has new daily cases of double digits and are mainly located in isolated Melbourne suburbs

    Melbourne's population is just under 5 million ......

    If Some texas counties are getting cases in the thousands with a population of 2 million you guys have a big problem on your hands
    So your lock-downs and isolation isn't working?

    Cases in Tarrant County, where the plant is located, increased by 393
    393 cases in DFW area.


    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    What the plant should be talking about is control measures, just like any other job hazard analysis
    and work through appropriate control measures, be that masks or down drafts or face shields.
    That is exactly how it's been explained and being handled.


    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    yeah very true

    but perhaps they're worried about people not conforming ?

    I see 2 extreme types of people/ groups around nowdays

    Those who believe Covid is all a hoax and those who are scared to death

    I sit In the middle I believe there is a danger and the danger is real however I'm taking measures to ensure I'm as protected as I can be

    I don't go out at the moment , only go into town when I need to and avoid large groups of people

    The problem is the people who don't try to avoid contact and think the whole thing is a hoax - those types are potentially spreading the virus without their knowledge
    My thoughts aren't far from yours, but there is a 3rd faction of people, the young, which we've informed with almost 4 months of facts and data.

    Young people get sick or don't, but rarely die, so when you open up the bars, you go to the bar!

    The key to control is "protecting" in those areas where it is susceptible to spread, or just avoiding those situations, restaurants are pretty-much done-for if you ask me.
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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    "Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Texas have been rising by more than 5,000 a day in recent weeks, and the Lone Star State reported 4,288 new cases yesterday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Cases in Tarrant County, where the plant is located, increased by 393."

    (Just a little perspective)

    Tarrant County include Dallas and Ft. Worth, county has almost 2 million people................
    And the hysterical media, as always, screech numbers by themselves as if 393 means something. Compared to when? To what? The naked numbers quoted in the article are meaningless without context.

    And death rate is the real number, but the number that's parroted and screeched at us is "393 New Cases!" What does that mean? It means a headline and a talking point.
    I don't call them "news" media, I call them media or I call them Pravda and Izvestia. They've learned to spout agitprop well. That doesn't turn propaganda into fact, though. My SOP is that everything I hears on the MSM is 180 degrees from the truth, until otherwise confirmed.

    We've been subjected to this hysteria since January 2017. Herr Mueller, Russia Russia Russia, 'peach! 'peach!, then timed very conveniently the chicommie virus, now riots and the Soviet erasing of history.
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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    And the hysterical media, as always, screech numbers by themselves as if 393 means something. Compared to when? To what? The naked numbers quoted in the article are meaningless without context.

    And death rate is the real number, but the number that's parroted and screeched at us is "393 New Cases!" What does that mean? It means a headline and a talking point.
    I don't call them "news" media, I call them media or I call them Pravda and Izvestia. They've learned to spout agitprop well. That doesn't turn propaganda into fact, though. My SOP is that everything I hears on the MSM is 180 degrees from the truth, until otherwise confirmed.

    We've been subjected to this hysteria since January 2017. Herr Mueller, Russia Russia Russia, 'peach! 'peach!, then timed very conveniently the chicommie virus, now riots and the Soviet erasing of history.
    Always lots of hype in the media but reality is numbers are rising fast, percentage of positive tests is high and deaths will follow, especially if its transmitted to older population.

    It's not hysteria but it's a serious sickness and it should not be taken lightly. My neighbor was in bed for 3+ weeks with Covid - very very ill.
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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    The US also has unique challenges compared to most developed nations that doesn't really have much to do with current politics. It's both rich and poor with enormous economic and social inequality with unequal access to healthcare and a very sickened population as a result. The US is the only developed nation with a declining life expectancy for example, which is already considerably lower than Canada just to the North. We were always poised to struggle the most. Politicizing mask wearing certainly doesn't help contain the spread now. It's really just the perfect storm and I think we are losing the plot trying to point fingers. Politics has certainly sickened the US further, making it weaker and weaker and unable to cope with crisis in a unified manner. The US has never done a good job critiquing and solving its own societal problems. Even when they are exposed, we still don't get it and ultimately make no changes.
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    Re: UAW Asks GM to Shut Down Texas SUV Plant as Covid Cases Soar

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    And the hysterical media, as always, screech numbers by themselves as if 393 means something. Compared to when? To what? The naked numbers quoted in the article are meaningless without context.

    And death rate is the real number, but the number that's parroted and screeched at us is "393 New Cases!" What does that mean? It means a headline and a talking point.
    I don't call them "news" media, I call them media or I call them Pravda and Izvestia. They've learned to spout agitprop well. That doesn't turn propaganda into fact, though. My SOP is that everything I hears on the MSM is 180 degrees from the truth, until otherwise confirmed.

    We've been subjected to this hysteria since January 2017. Herr Mueller, Russia Russia Russia, 'peach! 'peach!, then timed very conveniently the chicommie virus, now riots and the Soviet erasing of history.
    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Always lots of hype in the media but reality is numbers are rising fast, percentage of positive tests is high and deaths will follow, especially if its transmitted to older population.

    It's not hysteria but it's a serious sickness and it should not be taken lightly. My neighbor was in bed for 3+ weeks with Covid - very very ill.
    I think it's good to hype it, but hype it with context. Such as "there are 393 cases, while not a large amount compared to the population, it is significant because it can spread rapidly and kill many older people and people with physical issues. At this point we need to take precautions to stop the spread." I'm fine with that, but I'm not fine with the way the media currently portrays covid-19.

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