Maybe It Was Considered A Peaceful Demonstration?

A friend of the blog emails:

Wow! Think the media will report Covid19 at our military academies in the coming weeks. No distancing, many with masks not covering their faces. 
Nothing to see here, right?

Another friend of the blog pointed out that the cadets and midshipmen were all parts of training cohorts that were pretty much together all the time anyway. Which to me introduced the question – if we take the information civilians in GenPop are given, doesn’t that still mean that the service academies are “superspreaders?”

That being said, I wasn’t too concerned, given that everyone involved is young, healthy, selected in part for a lack of pre-existing conditions, largely sequestered away from those that aren’t, and part of a demographic cohort with roughly a 100% survival rate.

And as neither was the NDSU Bison, it didn’t rise to the level of a priority for me anyway.

1 thought on “Maybe It Was Considered A Peaceful Demonstration?

  1. “That being said, I wasn’t too concerned, given that everyone involved is young, healthy, selected in part for a lack of pre-existing conditions, largely sequestered away from those that aren’t, and part of a demographic cohort with roughly a 100% survival rate.”

    So, first, you are NOT entirely excluded from any service for having benign hypertension. Equally, you may not be for IBD. In fact, most of the service academies have had to modify their admission standards to allow for waivers for a number of chronic illness. You also may develop it AFTER admission, and depending upon the condition, you would not be discharged. Also, while the survival rate is pretty high among 17-19 year-olds, saying it’s “roughly 100%” implies it IS 100%. What does that mean for those who get long-term health degradation? For that matter, what about the exposure of the teaching staff? You, like Dicktator Lame Donald, blindly (willfully?) only have concerned yourself with the students because of course, being concerned about the impacts to active duty officers and service members, well, that’s just not chic I guess, huh?

    Your cavalier attitude about the health of others is nothing new, as long as it’s not you, “why the hell do I care?” right?

    The answer to your question is “Yes”, they are super-spreader sites. Do you know what they have done? Let me help you on that one…

    In addition to restricting liberty, the Naval Academy is reverting back to all online classes. Group physical training, intramural and club sports, out-of-season sports and any sports that cannot where athletes cannot be tested three times a week or practice in a socially distanced fashion were halted.

    Long and short, they are in the same physical building, but are attending all online, and are testing constantly along with limiting sports where distancing can’t be followed. I’m guessing you didn’t know that – but the point is, it’s not just “business as usual”, despite your seeming claim otherwise.

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