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Old Jun 30th 2020, 11:47 am
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It appears that the US is (either by choice, or by indifference) failing to control the rate of infections. I'm curious whether this is deliberate (in which case the discussion would move to the merits of herd immunity and cost/benefit analysis vs trying harder to spread the infection) or cock-up (in which case the discussion might shift to the reasons and culprits). Incidentally, covid has so far killed twice as many Americans as the worst flu season in the last decade. But again, I'm not really trying to debate whether this death rate merits the interventions (or lack of), more just wondering why the US has got to where it is today.
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Old Jun 30th 2020, 1:19 pm
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It appears that the US is (either by choice, or by indifference) failing to control the rate of infections. I'm curious whether this is deliberate (in which case the discussion would move to the merits of herd immunity and cost/benefit analysis vs trying harder to spread the infection) or cock-up (in which case the discussion might shift to the reasons and culprits). Incidentally, covid has so far killed twice as many Americans as the worst flu season in the last decade. But again, I'm not really trying to debate whether this death rate merits the interventions (or lack of), more just wondering why the US has got to where it is today.
Uncontrollable population?

Look at the places with 'forced' control like here in the UAE and places with high 'compliant' populations like Japan / South Korea who despite having large populations, have managed to keep numbers really low.
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Trader Vic's in West Bay open from tonight.

Not normally newsworthy but we live in strange times.
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Old Jul 1st 2020, 5:48 am
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Causeway possibly opening by the 27th of July according to this.

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/...by-end-of-July
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At least one international border will open... fingers crossed for the flights opening
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Causeway possibly opening by the 27th of July according to this.

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/...by-end-of-July
Nice if true, but would that not allow Bahrain to go to Hajj and none of the other GCC? That sounds more like an attempt to pressurise the roads contractor to increase production.
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Nice if true, but would that not allow Bahrain to go to Hajj and none of the other GCC? That sounds more like an attempt to pressurise the roads contractor to increase production.
They'd still need to apply for permits in the regular way. They wouldn't be able to just go. No permits, no Haj.

It's still not clear what they're going to do for Haj. I read somewhere that it would be limited to people inside the Kingdom with set numbers per nationality.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/middl...ntl/index.html
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