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Honestly if I were dictator I would punish people for spreading the regular old cold and flu, I hate people with initiative who insist on “powering through” and people who reward that behavior... but that’s why I’m not in power 😈Transmission unawares could not and should not be prosecuted. On that we agree. You cannot go back to patient zero as there's no clear data on a path back with absolute certainty.
However, there are scumbags out there who were given positive test results. THEY KNEW and still went out. Its encouraging to hear that you see some liability on their part. I wish we would see real penalties here.
IMO, the real wobbler in my mind are the folks who have confirmed exposure to someone Covid positive and knowingly exposed others since they themselves were not tested and they don't show symptoms.
Here's a good example:
Now, I'm not saying that the family members of someone who are covid positive shouldn't go to the store -esp if they cannot afford delivery - but leaving town and dining out is just a big FU to society.
Stupidity reigns in California as it does elsewhere in the U.S. as too many people seem to not understand what "quarantine" and "potentially deadly virus" mean, or they are simply too stupid to care.sfist.com
The only other don't ask don't tell situation I'm in the fence about is one I discussed with a doctor buddy this morning. If every doctor/nurse was tested and all positive cases resulted in pulling those staff, we might end up hitting a healthcare shortage sooner than expected. Apparently his system not alone in only testing staff if they show symptoms... Another friend confirmed this is true in my neck of the woods as well.
The problem here comes with what the penalty is in a civilized fair society. Most people will contract covid and it hits them like a cold or flu, sometimes it hits them so bad they will be saddled with longterm health issues and possibly die, sometimes they didn’t even realize they had it. How can the punishment be made to fit the crime? Especially when it’s virtually impossible to specifically link a specific spreader to someone’s specific transmission?
Hey, just because we disagree on a point doesn’t mean I’m tapped into the mindset of every idiot mishandling this lolCare to defend them?
But bear this in mind, I’m pro mask, pro social distancing, pro taking precautions. If I seem resistant to penalty of law with these things, imagine the reaction of the sizable number of people who are anti-all of that. Punishing them won’t change their minds, and that’s what needs to happen.
I understand where you’re going with your analogy Ralph, but regardless let’s not bring abortion into this topic. That’s a hot button like 2A that I firmly believe we’re better off not having here.