I watched Jake Tapper of CNN last night get indignant at pictures of people in San Francisco walking, running, and skate boarding at the beach in a video…
Tapper was mad at this….
The media had reported that the city was under a ‘shelter in place’ ‘order’…..
Tapper was besides himself?
I then went over to MSNBC which bored with the Democratic primary results had also switched back to the virus story….
Turns out that the mayor out there did NOT tell his citizen’;s to STAY locked up in their homes…
Using his common sense…
He ‘advised’ them to cut back on gatherings of groups, to try to NOT go to work if you could and of course go out and get some fresh air….
In New York City on the otherwise of the country the NY Governor is in a public scrap with thew New York City mayor who is advertising ‘shelter in place’ but apparently doesn’t have the legal right to do so…The Fed’s have told the States ur on ur own…..
We have a President who is displaying his ineptness on public TV everyday to boot!….
No windier people are beginning to get annoyed and distract what they hear in the media…
Of course some are also doing the math right now…
With 330+ Americans
85 deaths and more than 5,000 confirmed cases?
People are thinking ‘Not me’ ….
It’s gonna get worst….
But expecting people to just stop living with no real visual cues on the dangers and the screaming for lifestyle changes just seems to be too much for most Americans…
And they HAVE to go to work….
In the face of the coronavirus worsening across the U.S. and reordering the daily life of millions of Americans, fewer people view the pandemic as a real threat, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.
Just about 56% of Americans consider the coronavirus a “real threat,” representing a drop of 10 percentage points from last month. At the same time, a growing number of Americans think the coronavirus is being “blown out of proportion.”
The differences between political parties are stark, with a majority of Republicans saying it is overblown and the vast majority of Democrats considering it a legitimate threat.
“Since the pandemic has taken root and grown in the United States, Democrats and Republicans are now poles apart,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute of Public Opinion. “The consequences of these differing perspectives are shaping how people are responding to calls for action.”
Overall, fewer than half of U.S. adults are changing behaviors such as eating from home more often or canceling plans to avoid crowds, as recommended….
In February, a little more than a quarter of U.S. adults believed the coronavirus was being blown out of proportion. Now, that number has risen to nearly 40% of respondents.
Pollsters found that both shifts are largely driven by changes in opinion by Republicans. For instance, 72% of Republicans saw the coronavirus as a real threat in early February, but that figure has now plummeted to 40% of Republicans now believing the deadly virus is a serious menace.
And a majority of Republicans — 54% — now say the response to the coronavirus is overblown, a significant jump from last month, when about 23% of Republicans held that view.
Fewer independents, too, see the coronavirus as a real threat. Fifty percent of them view it as such now, compared with 64% of independents last month who said the virus was legitimately threatening.
Democrats remained the most unchanged on this question. An increasing number of them — 76% — now say the danger of the coronavirus is real, up from 70% last month….