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CDC is recommending no gatherings over 50 for 8 weeks
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 15, 2020 10:40PM
Nationwide.

Link: [www.cdc.gov]

'Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.'



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Re: CDC is recommending no gatherings over 50 for 8 weeks
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 15, 2020 10:54PM
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Re: CDC is recommending no gatherings over 50 for 8 weeks
Posted by: GGD
Date: March 16, 2020 12:20AM
Is a bus, train, or plane considered a "gathering"?
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Re: CDC is recommending no gatherings over 50 for 8 weeks
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 16, 2020 01:04AM
interesting but serious question......
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Re: CDC is recommending no gatherings over 50 for 8 weeks
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: March 16, 2020 01:54AM
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GGD
Is a bus, train, or plane considered a "gathering"?

Or a job?



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Re: CDC is recommending no gatherings over 50 for 8 weeks
Posted by: testcase
Date: March 16, 2020 06:54AM
Ok, most of you guys need to log off..............

wink smiley
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Re: CDC is recommending no gatherings over 50 for 8 weeks
Posted by: decay
Date: March 16, 2020 08:36AM
Sucks if you have a wedding planned in that time period... we have a friend whose son is one of those people.



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Re: CDC is recommending no gatherings over 50 for 8 weeks
Posted by: Sam3
Date: March 16, 2020 09:08AM
Interestingly, this does not apply to schools.

Research so far shows that closing for a short time, like the 3 weeks that most states and local communities have done, is ineffective. However longer closures (8+ weeks) are effective in preventing the spread.

I'm wondering and waiting to see if the closures get extended.



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Re: CDC is recommending no gatherings over 50 for 8 weeks
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 16, 2020 09:16AM
When it comes to gatherings, think of it in terms of spreading the virus.

How many people get sick over Thanksgiving when family assembles from far and wide ? LOTS. Because viruses travel with people from their area. If you limit random associations then you limit random spread. It's epidemiology 101, and exactly what has been done over the millennia.

Most states have closed schools for this reason. Colleges first because spring break produced tons of random movement and potential for infection. Then K-12 to reduce association. And now bars and restaurants to reduce random association.

Stores that sell food and supplies are still open, but being sanitized every evening to help reduce spread. It's hoped that shoppers will keep social distance (6 feet) to reduce random spread.

This is the RIGHT THING TO DO.
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