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720 cases, 3 deaths in Alabama due to coronavirus.
That is a 0.42% death rate, assuming there are no unknown infections.
With a population of 4,888,000, that puts the infection rate at 0.0147%
So what have they done? Alabama has closed all liquor stores, claiming they are non esssential.
We have more than 3 Bubbas getting killed over Auburn vs. Alabama fights each week. The number of people dying because they are out of Miller Lite will be enormous.
Good thing I live close to a state line.
If the numbers are indeed that low, proly be good to keep it that way, all life is precious, after all.
Unfortunately, the real numbers, realistically, are not that low.
Based on the number of test Al has performed to date, 4944 total test (760 positive/4184 negative) on a population of 4,888,000 they have tested 0.1011% of their population.
The largest threat of this SARS-CoV-2 virus is that it is mainly spread by asymptomatic carries and has a R0 (r naught number) of 2-4, meaning each infected person infects two to four people, who in turn infect two to four people, etc.
By testing only symptomatic people we are missing the majority of the carriers.
The availability of testing in the US is a disgrace.
Having said that,
liquor stores are ABSOLUTELY an ESSENTIAL business and should remain open IMO
Figured it was too good to be true.
Folks wind up wondering around with a false sense of security, false hope, that is, the only thing more contagious than the virus itself as folks are looking for something to hold onto. The pieces of shit who exploit hope by misrepresenting numbers and risk are the same psychopaths of the ilk of Jim Baker's silver solution cure, to the Rudi Giuliani's, whose tweet making false claims and a link for a drug with good effect on Coronavirus / COVID was removed today, and the burgeoning others.
Hope doesn't have to be a tradeoff for protecting ourselves by being informed with the truth, and then
hoping, praying, keeping the faith, keepin' on with the keepin' on or how ever the fuck you reach out to the universe for spiritual first aid ---and anyone who tells you different is a predatory, irrelevant, empty fool, looking to make a fool out of you.
Edit: Having said that, the liquor stores should stay open. The dispensaries are open here, many with speedy outdoor pick-up- frankly quite innovative - idk why liquor stores couldn't do the same- p-o-p ID checks etc, no problem.
The order and payment are made in advance online, confirmation is sent when ready for pick up (30 minutes or less), show up, have ID scanned, and off you go, the place I bought a bit while my last batch dries had ropes set off with a mark every 7 feet, because you can't be too careful.