I'm trying to think of the most useless governor of all and I think Ricketts is at the top.
Well in NYC the plan seemingly is to have no plan. I'm in a FB group where there's endless speculation about the fall but no actual plan. So ...I am reading headlines where it seems like teacher's unions are fight back against these unworkable re-opening plans. How prevalent is that and how well do FSU teachers think it will work?
If the unions are serious about it, I think it will work. If teachers strike over it, the governors will be screwed. Depends on how far the unions are willing to go and how united their membership is.I am reading headlines where it seems like teacher's unions are fight back against these unworkable re-opening plans. How prevalent is that and how well do FSU teachers think it will work?
I agree with most of this, but it doesn’t feel like winter today. It is 19 degrees C, that’s a normal summer temperature. Yes, it is raining on and off, but many summers it is raining constantly, so the heatwave we had is like a gift, and now it turned back into ‘normal’ English summer. I do hope that it will go back to sun though. I enjoy laying in my garden in my bikini and reading, now when I am not working!I can't say I'm terribly surprised about the crowds in Bournemouth.
- There was a heatwave (over 90F / 30C), and most people don't have air conditioning
- Most people are still trapped at home, with no air conditioning, and generally poor insulation usually means homes turn into ovens
- Most things remain closed, but outdoor activities are OK
- People are being encouraged to drive everywhere v. use public transit
- The weekend forecast was horrific (and it feels like winter today )
- There remains enormous uncertainty whether anyone will be allowed to go anywhere for summer sun
People were largely doing what they were told to do, at least until they arrived at the beach. (And masks are not required.)
I am reading headlines where it seems like teacher's unions are fight back against these unworkable re-opening plans. How prevalent is that and how well do FSU teachers think it will work?
Don't forget the ever-popular "let's have weddings of up to 250 people indoors" while the cops chase people who aren't wearing masks outdoors.The government decisions are one better than the other:
1. there are a lot of cases in the city Bat Yam. Let's lock Tiberias down!
the lockdown in Tiberias did nothing to the numbers in Bat Yam
2. let's lockdown Bat Yam and it's beaches on the lovely sunny weekend! Oh, what a shocker, people walked another 30m to the next city's beach, which is open...
I feel strongly that one of the local plants here should be testing everyone.
Following up with the news that now it turns out this company (Lamb Weston) is actually connected to 335 of Umatilla County's 567 cases.I posted the above on Friday. Guess what company now has 37 cases. Technically not the plant I was referring to as the site with the 37 cases is a different site. So I will repeat, the local plant--owned by the same company--should be testing everyone.
Not unexpected given the way YKW has been mishandled those respective governments.Looks like the EU's plans for reopening do not include the United States and Russia, among others:
The bloc will allow visitors from 15 countries, but the United States, Brazil and Russia were among the notable absences from the safe list.www.nytimes.com