Why on earth would anyone expect that their entire community can be tested? Should be tested? Its all over the news, and has been for a month. There are not enough tests. Period. The fact that people have been leaving Dare Co to be tested elsewhere is so irresponsible I am floored. Why would anyone do that? No one "needs to know" if they have it. Clear instructions have been in place for weeks. If you do not feel well you stay home and self isolate. You pick up a phone and call the people you have had close contact with and let them know so they can do the same. If you experience severe shortness of breath or distress, then you call your doctor or local ER. You do not risk others by traveling to another county to use resources not allocated to you because you "want to know". What a waste. Test negative today, may catch it tomorrow, and one less test for those who need them. (You is generalized of course.)
There is logic in not evacuating. Same as not letting people in. Shelter in place. Flatten the curve. Deal with the population you have. Stop mingling in and out of town. Simple as that.
I'm sorry the RV'ers are inconvenienced. Were they trying to get in or out a month ago when this began and denied? Are they suddenly in danger? Is living in an RV agreeable for 3 months but not 4?? Is it even logical to think about traveling to National Parks to work right now anyway? Or a hardship to stay on the road an extra month? What about the people who were stuck on cruises,and then detained/quarantined instead of being allowed to go home after disembarking? Or people all over the world trapped still trapped in other countries? I really dont think the address on their ID means much.
Oh well. I've said my piece. Wishing everyone continued good health, and most importantly, sanity.
We're not talking about the entire community. We are talking about people who are showing symptoms, people who have job exposure (the EMT they wouldn't test who went elsewhere), and would have been tested under the guidelines in other states. We're talking about the difference between the transparency in other states vs. the lack of it here, and the lack of using tests that are available.
People do need to know. You can call Bob and tell him you feel unwell and are self isolating. If you don't get tested, he can't get tested. He also can't use sick time from his job, or access the FMLA provisions in the recent statute. And, absent that, he'll likley go to work and spread the virus sooner than be furloughed or take leave without pay, both of which make unemployment compensation unavailable to him.
Beyond that, if you can't or won't tets everyone, and you won't evacuate nor close the road to ingress and egress, excluding certain castes of residents doesn't provide you safety or reduced transmission, just a false sense of security and the ability to put their embarassing xenophobia on full display.
There is no logic in not evacuating. I acts outside the county's authority. Lack of evacuation eliminated insurer's need to pay claims for lost vacations. And it does not further any objective of getting help for the people who will become infected and need care, especially in the near total absence of isolating behavior.
Living in an RV without proper sewage and electric for months, yes, is a problem. There is no on the road. There are not campsites to utilize. How long could you do it? And there's no reason to think that people going to their own property pose a danger to everyone - least of all because nearly no one would even begin to take social distancing seriously, nor even stop grocery shopping for three weeks. Failing that, it doesn't matter where anyone has come from because despite the protestations of the hatefully ignorant, the test noted this week was not the first Dare County person infected, and there's nothing for outsiders to bring to the island. Well, except TP. But good news is it won't be needed and deliveries can be reduced. But it's interesting you think making high risk individuals go to an area hundreds of miles away is in the best interest of society as a whole.
Not everyone you insist on calling "nonresident homeowners" actually is a nonresident, but there's no arguing they all were treated the same, and in a way no one would have appreciated. And, for what? If that's ok, you will be vocally defending when Virginia teslls NC residents they cannot obtain vents in their state, right? sure, Protecting their population, after all...
People aren't proud of this because it was the right thing to do. They're defending it because it didn't adversely affect them.
KDH your argument is a "false equivalence", Logic 101. At the end of the day things aren't perfect or fair, though we all wish they were. I'm probably one of the most jaded people on the planet when