1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Why is America not locking down?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by moscowbore, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Considering how many are catching the virus in US the number of deaths doesn't seem so high but I suppose it will rise. I can't see how they're going to get out of the situation they are in apart from the virus is just going to have to makes its way through the population with all the consequences that will bring. Its a desperate situation.
  2. maggie m

    maggie m Lead commenter

    Having trouble posting an image but for those old enough to remember... Fred Scuttle
  3. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    Were you after this one?

  4. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Look up what "federalism" means and you will have your answer.
  5. geraldbeattie

    geraldbeattie New commenter

    Perhaps the USA is aiming for herd immunity quicker than everyone else? Eventually, well fairly soon really, the only two types of people in the USA will be those that have had it and lived and the dead.
    monicabilongame and Jamvic like this.
  6. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Immunity appears to die away at 3 months.

    Not a good idea...
    Jamvic likes this.
  7. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    If so, we need to get on with living with the risk.
  8. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Yes, but with sensible measures in place, like face masks, distancing and some travel restrictions.

    The virus will be beaten one way or another. It may weaken as it evolves. It may just "disappear". Or we may get a usable vaccine. If we don't take such measures, we may well end up with large numbers of dead people with no respite. People will then isolate themselves etc and if it's done on an ad-hoc basis like that, we might end up in a real mess.

    If we could drive cases right down, like NZ, Scotland, and many other places, we could get back to something close to "normal" quite quickly.
    bombaysapphire and Jamvic like this.
  9. Spoofer4114

    Spoofer4114 Lead commenter

    I would say the vast majority of politicians everywhere are corrupt. The thread is about America hence the use of the word.

    Nobody wants to work in a life threatening situation. They have to work because there has been little financial support for them. Wall Street has been bailed out and $740 bn has just been allocated to the military. The ordinary American received $1200 and 30% missed their June housing payment. You must have seen the queues for foodbanks and this in the richest country the world has ever known. I read the other day that it would cost $30bn a year to eradicate world hunger. This is chicken feed to the USA yet they can't even look after their own people and keep them safe. Absolutely disgusting. The only reason they are not talking about imprisoning these barstewards is because MSM is complicit in this oppression and the Americans are so indoctrinated they can't see what is happening to them. If 1 million people die in the U.S. because of Covid most Americans will still say Trump did a good job. That's how far gone they are.


    monicabilongame likes this.
  10. Spoofer4114

    Spoofer4114 Lead commenter

    It is not just Democrats who are corrupt and incompetent. All the politicians are. You don't think the Republicans are any better do you? It's a one party state and that party is controlled by big corporations.

    Jonntyboy likes this.
  11. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    Testing is completely unavailable to many americans, which makes you wonder what the true number of infected could possibly be
  12. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    That is not true.
    lexus300 likes this.
  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Several governments seem to be quite happy with the prospect of the poor, the old and the sick shuffling off and thereby enriching the coffers by their departure.
    ilovesooty and monicabilongame like this.
  14. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    California now has a bigger economy than Britain, hardly bankrupt. It creates more wealth than any other US state, so contributes massively to the US economy. CA must be doing something right. People are drawn to it from the rustbelts and economically weaker states elsewhere. Perhaps California should halt freedom of movement to stop your mentally ill immigrants from moving there who become a burden on stretched state resources.
    agathamorse likes this.
  15. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    Or maybe it'll be here for the long haul, like the common cold and influenza.
  16. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    The power of Trump. He's certainly boosted the USA., just a shame that California's such a dump.
  17. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Established commenter

    Why is America not locking down?
    • because Donald Trump has the mental capacity of a cracked toilet seat
    • because his officials are too spineless to punch him in the mouth every time he threatens to open it
    • but most of all because, if a president like Donald Trump is psychotic [which he is], he can gainsay article 25 of the constitution [the one designed to remove a president who goes insane] simply by denying that he is mad [unbellevable but true].
  18. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    I guess you're a Clinton fan.
  19. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Not the whole story Britain has grown slower than democrat run California and the pound has fallen meaning it has overtaken us. Yes, the USA has a problem with waste management. We do too, do you have fly tipping where you live?
    agathamorse likes this.
  20. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Established commenter

    Why would you assume that? Is it not possible to despise both in your universe?
    The reason that Clinton lost to Trump in 2016 is that she thought everyone took her at her own valuation of herself. Anyone with so little self-esteem as to stay married to that appalling husband of hers cannot be trusted to run a country. How bad do you have to be to come second to a dreadful person like Trump?
    Spoofer4114 likes this.

Share This Page