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Zamb

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It's all very true. Although it's tough to compare the USA to one of those countries as this is a far bigger and more diverse place.

I can't speak for the rest of the country, but I know that we have massive community spread amongst young people here because so many of them know others who are asymptomatic. They just don't see it as a threat.

I personally know at least 25 people who were positive, and never received any medical attention at all. I still take the virus very seriously... I follow the mask and distance guidelines, and I get tested every 2-3 weeks, but the reality is that COVID isn't as frightening or mysterious as it was before, unless you're in a very vulnerable group. So people who don't feel particularly vulnerable are now choosing to ignore the rules and resume their old social habits. I think that it's just going to play out that way. Americans just won't accept the tougher measures that other countries can impose.

Disclaimer: I'm not saying this with any judgement or slant either way. I get enough political bickering and bitching on Facebook. Just stating what I see here in Los Angeles, a place with some of the toughest restrictions in the country.
hmm,
I want to agree with you, but it best the question that at what point are we collectively going to say enough is enough. I never knew we'd get there but at nearing 200K infections per day its crazy, and I see us getting to 1.5 to 2K deaths a day with hospital resources stretched.

surely vaccines will help but we are months away from the general population having access to that. at least we can give thanks that scientists have had success there
 

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Unfortunately the USA is realising what people said all along: there is no middle ground. Countries that tried for a half-half suffered both infections and economic woes, while countries that bit the bullet and had a shitty economic 6-12 months have relatively few infections, so at least one positive.

The USA is big, but had a lot of forewarning and opportunities to do things. Unfortunately the way that power is structured makes it quite hard (here in Aus, states have locked down and banned interstate travel, which I understand would be impossible in the USA). Squandered relative advantages and now there'll be substantial pain economically alongside all the deaths and infections, no matter what.

Melbourne, where I live, has had some of the most restriction regulations in the last 6 months (I think only Chile or Columbia were more extreme) and now we've had 17 days of 0 cases (city of 5 mill). If we can do it, with a large population, linguistic complexities, limited government powers and a lot of economic activity built on freedom of movement then it can be done in many other places. What makes the US' situation unique is not size or population but political will and appropriate governing between states and federal branches.
 

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I know people have a lot of opinions about this guy but charging $225 for Champion blanks that you performed the “time honored” process of silk screening unlicensed museum logos on is so corny. That’s exactly the same as Redbubble!

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Man... I gotta get in on this. Paris sweatshirts are so hot right now!
 

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I'm so confused by this. Paris golf? Museum names? The time-honored technique of silkscreen? Is this the start of an Urban Outfitters collection?
I thought of the Philly version: "Rocky Steps"
I take it back..."4 Seasons Total Landscaping"
 

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I feel like those Saville row shops that can manage to stay open and have skilled staff, will have some opportunity post covid as their customers patrons still likely have healthy bank balances and will want to splash out at some point when they can-jet set the globe again.
 

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Valerie Luu, a writer, and Andrio Lo, a photographer, spotted their first “poh poh hou leng”—“pretty grandma” in Cantonese—six years ago. A blog and a photography show in a Chinatown alley followed. Their book collects portraits from six North American Chinatowns, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Oakland and Vancouver. But their heart remains in San Francisco, home of America’s oldest, densest Chinatown.
 

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Seems tough to be a public girl boss figure out there this last few years. How many of these have there been this last 18 months? The wing ,Reformation, Refinary 29, Away ... it does seem like a particular moment in time.
 

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