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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Crown Heights as a COVID-19 lab
« on: September 13, 2020, 11:17:04 PM »
If the antibodies only last a bit longer than 6 months, and the virus is already spreading at an accelerated pace, then it's pretty bad news.

That is what was supposed to happen was with people were supposed to create a bubble where the virus wasn't growing, it didn't happen.


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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Crown Heights as a COVID-19 lab
« on: September 13, 2020, 11:08:06 PM »
Or everyone thought they had it when really many fewer did, or it was a biased sample who actually got tested for antibodies, or a number of false positives for antibodies etc.

I was thinking about that also, How many people felt like they had it based on symptoms and never got tested for antibodies?

Or maybe the antibodies were based on some other stuff ?

Wasn't there multiple versions of the virus ? From my understanding you can get both of them

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: So shoot me
« on: September 13, 2020, 11:01:19 PM »
I'm a cyclist. (non - spandex division). When you ride in the city, you are constantly stopping at red lights and such. So there is time then to be near people for a minute or so breathing heavily.

I have no idea what the likelihood of it spreading that way, though like most others I just line up single file at lights and keep my distance from people.

I think that the whole bicycle thing takes away from the bigger picture..

Being indoors for extended lengths of time.

Yeah one coffee shop had 50% capacity and social distancing indoors and You have to wear a mask whenever you were not sitting at your spot which I found was completely stupid.

I basically only eat outdoors SD or in my car.

I can see why the mikvah is an issue, It's a place where people historically have been talking in

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: So shoot me
« on: September 13, 2020, 10:07:24 PM »
When Corona exploded between Purim and pesach, everybody said we didn't see it coming.

Now that the snowball effect is known, how can the stupidity still exist? No wonder @ExGingi  hates collive, just read the garbage in the comments ;

"Virus mutated,  it's not so bad"

"Take vitamin c, d, zinc, ink blink!! It's fine!!"

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: September 13, 2020, 04:03:45 PM »
How does wearing a mask interfere?

The cold Russian winters never interfere with anybody.

I guess all those stories of extreme mesiras nefesh have no bearing on reality, a mask!!! Oh my Lord!! It's intrusive!! I can't shuckle properly

Joking aside, How does that justify all the weddings with 500 people and nobody wearing a mask?

And if that doesn't serve by example then nobody's ever going to wear it ever and that has broader problems, like maaras ayin etc

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My sugar was leased with Chase having the loan, it was totalled in an accident. ..

Progressive is paying pretty much the car's value but there is still 9 months left on the lease, chase has Gap coverage which is supposed to cover everything.

We shall see, it's been dragging on.. I have to keep paying chase on the car although they claim i'm going to get the money back

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Masks
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:22:22 PM »
One can get used to almost anything.

Some people might consider wearing wool טלית קטן uncomfortable. For many it's second nature, they would feel like they're missing something without it.

We discussed this endlessly in the lakewood thread, I think people who wear a towel around their neck in summer in ch to go to mikvah are nuts..

Shaitel, long dress, tights

Beard, tiztzis, hat, jacket.

All of these things in my opinion are infinitely more uncomfortable than wearing a mask indoors

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Masks
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:20:40 PM »
You are so virtuous. We all aspire to be like you.

I'm honest, I was bored during selichos

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Masks
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:03:04 PM »
Asked a friend who is a surgeon "Do you find wearing a mask uncomfortable during a long surgery?"

He replied , no, He pretty much wears a mask the entire day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Masks
« on: September 13, 2020, 01:56:17 PM »
I just don't understand why it's seen as a joke.

Im the last person to conform, I mean when my father said do this, I didn't, when he said don't do it, I did.

The author aharon applebaum wrote a book called badenheim 1939. I feel like "the grand budapest hotel" is based on the book.

In the book, he describes the anti Jewish laws and the German authorities as "the sanitation department"

Masks are, in my opinion, the best way for society to function at this time.

It's not a test if we, as a society, will just do what we are told.

I certainly understand the opposition by people in that sense but getting lazy?

Doctors can do a 12 hour surgery wearing a mask and you can't pray in it for a few hours?

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Crown Heights as a COVID-19 lab
« on: September 13, 2020, 01:16:49 PM »
People just don't care.

I know many who flew to NY for 1-2 for smachot etc.

Ch issue is now probably less the locals, more the guests.

Good luck

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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Masks
« on: September 13, 2020, 02:20:21 AM »
Kn 95 during selichos,personally I found standing to be more uncomfortable.

I honestly maintain that anyone with an objection to masks during davening just wishes they could talk.

Sure it fogs up my glasses so I take them off, it's a shul not a movie theater.


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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: September 12, 2020, 09:33:08 PM »
I thought it over and I don't understand the opposition .

Will it impede with people learning and davening ?

Is it considered dressing like the gentiles?

Judaism has thrived by a cycle of death and moving on, hence the need for simcha's etc.

If there's no blanket mask rule, no one will wear it, even if they suspect that they may be sick, there's too much of a stigma and no one wants to stand out.
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COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: September 11, 2020, 06:44:12 PM »
Comfort IMO is not the litmus test of yes mask or no mask. Only exception I take with the comfort issue is when the YES MASKS say it is no bother, because I do find it somewhat uncomfortable.

The litmus test is daas torah. The BMG roshei hayeshiva know the political / legal / dina dmalchusa aspects and we can assume have absorbed the relevant medical guidance and have determined that masks are not necessary to be on the agenda of COVID protection. You don't need to agree with them, but those who follow their leadership - daas torah if you may - are acting with validity in their mehalach hachayim sans mask. The hamon am should not be putting down, calling them lazy and otherwise vilifying those who follow this direction. IMO it isn't correct for lay people to tell others "just put on a mask" under these conditions.

Here in Miami, some cities will fine you for not wearing a mask outside.

We are machmir for pikuach nefesh, shame to see rabbanim forgetting the halacha.

Shammai was reprimanded for not feeding his son on yom kippur


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