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  1. For the sake of discussion, assume that we could prove the person was the source of infection. In the case where we aren't talking about virus transmission, but just a business being shutdown for a few days because of potential exposure, I think it is always because of a well-known infected person. If that person had tested positive before coming to the business, are they liable? Will we see such lawsuits?
  2. I'm curious about your opinion about the prevalence or success of lawsuits in the other direction? e.g. if someone tests positive for covid, and doesn't isolate, and spreads it to others, or causes business to shut down for a week for "cleaning", is there a case? Assuming, we can prove exactly where the transmission came from, as the kiwis appear to be able to do. (More and more, I'm starting to believe that the New Zealanders are some kind of post-human, superior life form, and above the rest of us).
  3. I would humbly suggest that a minor thing we can all do is to not contribute to the increased demand for hospital services. Say, by getting vaccinated and encouraging others to do so.
  4. So, when Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton, they were both heroes?
  5. I'm not a virologist, but I wonder if the UK, by spreading out the time between doses much longer than the US does, stumbled upon more effective protection than the 3 or 4 week schedule that the US administers? Perhaps this spacing means UK folks already have the equivalent of a third booster that we in the US will need?
  6. There's probably, what? 1,000 professors of ethics and related subjects in North America? Isn't the real story here 999/1,000 ethics professor have no problem with vaccine mandates?
  7. Maybe I lack imagination, but I'm having a hard time thinking about what action a nurse's union could do to help this situation?
  8. I totally agree. I don't see how one can equate these two unions. First off, less than 20% of all nurses are unionized in the US, and the horrible working conditions for nurses (and HCW in general) are equally bad in unionized vs non-unionized hospitals. Second, what can the nurses' union really do to address overcrowded ICUs? Strike until the state passes mandatory vaccination laws? Refuse to treat un-vaccinated covid patients? And I will say this in favor of the national teacher's union, the AFT -- they did endorse mandatory vaccinations for all teachers. I don't see many districts requiring vaccinations, though some are.
  9. I guess what I don't understand is if the above is true, why would the nasal spray be effective?
  10. But these boil down to "No adultery", which is clear, and I hope we all agree with, and "No sexual immorality", which is what, exactly? Not defining "sexual immorality" is the real problem here -- a moral code which says "don't be immoral" is just circular. This term, "sexual immorality" is translated from the Greek word πορνεία, which isn't used frequently in other Greek texts, so the meaning is somewhat unknown, but may mean prostitution.
  11. Dumb question: If the primary way the virus gets into and grows inside the body is via the nose, wouldn't nose clips be more effective than masks?
  12. There's a commandment against *adultery*, which is a bit different case. The NT has several warnings against what is often translated as "sexual immorality", and that stems from a greek word which is difficult to translate, as it isn't used much elsewhere, but may possibly mean "prostitution".
  13. I don't know what the high school culture is like there, but around here, even though the social activities are nominally run by the captains and seniors, the captains' moms actually do most of the work. I would find out the names of the captains, and call on their moms, even if you don't know them now, and express both your concerns, and you desire that your dd bond with the team in a safe way. Ask them if this has been done before, is there another way to do a sleepover, etc.
  14. I am only involved with a different sport as a volunteer, yet I still need to go through the Safe Sport training. One of the many rules in Safe Sport is that a coach or responsible adult is never allowed to be alone in a car with an athlete (excepting your own kids, of course). This is something that all high school and club coaches should be vigilant and aware of in painful detail today. If this coach isn't aware of these rules, it makes me wonder what else she is ignoring.
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