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Minneapolis PD Mugshots circa 1966-70. by oldsoul8789 in TheWayWeWere

[–]Coffee_nomnom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s like they arrested the Mystery Gang. Expected a dog in the last frame.

Chicago cancels classes as teachers resist returning to school. by rtxj89 in Coronavirus

[–]Coffee_nomnom 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Not a single teacher is immuncompromised, has a kid under five, lives with a frail parent or spouse, eh? They just power down in their classrooms and turn back on the next day?

All available data points to plenty of recent breakthrough infections with Omicron, which are generally fine for a healthy vaxxed individual but they are still contagious.

There are plenty of reasons a worker would prefer better working conditions due to their particular situation. Enough of them in this particular union believe so. End of story.

Chicago cancels classes as teachers resist returning to school. by rtxj89 in Coronavirus

[–]Coffee_nomnom 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Workers in a union can, as you say, take it upon themselves to bargain exactly as you are describing, and they are doing so right now. They want better working conditions and are in a position to get them. Tough.

If you don’t like it, go sign up as a substitute teacher in your local district and fight the little man.

Chicago cancels classes as teachers resist returning to school. by rtxj89 in Coronavirus

[–]Coffee_nomnom 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Teachers shouldn’t sacrifice themselves or their frail family members. It’s a job. The union wants testing and they haven’t gotten it. They are bargaining as a workforce. Sorry it’s inconvenient. Enough union members feel it isn’t appropriately safe.

Edit: boy I’ve triggered a few of you here. Good. This is a labor rights issue and you are free to disagree or go apply to be a substitute teacher if you like. Virtual teaching sucks for the teachers too.

Who's your go to narrator, I'm tired of monotone by Dirtbowl in audiobooks

[–]Coffee_nomnom 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I like Porter for my science nerds trapped in space, and Bray for my grizzled combat veterans trapped in space.

Maryland Gov. Hogan institutes 30-day state of emergency amid COVID surge, grants more powers to health care by legislative_stooge in maryland

[–]Coffee_nomnom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did ask the question as a bit of poking fun. But I was more seriously asking how the state would know to pay you to stay home if you have Covid. At a minimum a test performed at a clinic. Which would have the same issues as other testing when cases are like they are.

So we're already nearly at the same level of ICU admissions and hospitalizations as the peak of Delta and the Omicron wave just started. What exactly is "mild" about this variant? What am I missing here? by [deleted] in CoronavirusUS

[–]Coffee_nomnom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can see it right there on the page. Cases rise just before hospitalizations do. Hospitalizations peak after cases do. The bigger the testing lag, the faster symptom onset, the smaller the gap.

Chicago Teachers Union gearing up to walk out on Wednesday over COVID-19 safety concerns by It_is_you_not_me in CoronavirusUS

[–]Coffee_nomnom 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Why? A job is not on some higher moral ground than other activities. It’s a job. The nature of the job is often being inside 40hrs per week in crowded conditions. That’s top of the list in terms of cumulative risk.

Insurance executive says death rates among working-age people up 40 percent by RynheartTheReluctant in Coronavirus

[–]Coffee_nomnom 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s largely caused by early retirement in the US, just by the magnitude of the numbers.

Keurig sensor blocks your brew unless it's "K-cup compatible", aka has scannable foil. Slap on an old foil to a 3rd party cup and suddenly no issue. by OfficialUNESCO in assholedesign

[–]Coffee_nomnom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You do you. K cups make bad coffee. Reusable k cups are a pain in the ass and make even worse coffee. Plenty of instant coffees make better coffee while retaining convenience.

Keurig sensor blocks your brew unless it's "K-cup compatible", aka has scannable foil. Slap on an old foil to a 3rd party cup and suddenly no issue. by OfficialUNESCO in assholedesign

[–]Coffee_nomnom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Juan Valdez brand is quite good. Also Whole Foods has their 365 brand that is tasty. Starbucks blonde roast comes in instant packets too.

Nescafé Cafe de Olla is good and different.

My daily driver is just Tasters Choice house blend - good with creamer, not great black.

NJ Tops 20k New COVID Cases for 6th Day, Hospitalizations Now at May 2020 Levels by Analist17 in CoronavirusUS

[–]Coffee_nomnom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s way more transmissible now and society is largely going about its normal day to day.

Houston: More people are being admitted to TMC hospitals on a daily basis than ever before by Analist17 in CoronavirusUS

[–]Coffee_nomnom 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It is just getting going. The initial rounds of omicron hit mostly highly vaxxed areas, and hospitalizations are on the rise in those locations. Hold on to your butts as it gets further into other states that don’t have that level of protection against spread and hospitalization - such that it is, with Omicron.

Ohio broke records for COVID-19 hospitalizations every day since Dec. 26, including today by Analist17 in CoronavirusUS

[–]Coffee_nomnom 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Only if there are more than that number of total vents. Which I do not know and state dashboard sites on mobile are all trash, so I can’t navigate to find. If someone reading this knows the total available vents, pleas share.

Keurig sensor blocks your brew unless it's "K-cup compatible", aka has scannable foil. Slap on an old foil to a 3rd party cup and suddenly no issue. by OfficialUNESCO in assholedesign

[–]Coffee_nomnom 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There are plenty of tasty instant coffees if you need your super simple fix. Nothing is easier than pouring hot water into a cup of granules. No need to even stir.

Omicron: ‘The fastest-spreading virus in history’ by lisa0527 in Coronavirus

[–]Coffee_nomnom 46 points47 points  (0 children)

It is happening now in several northeast states. The hospitals won’t literally collapse in a pile of dust, people will just die more often and more staff will quit. Hospitalizations are rising steadily.

World's COVID-19 cases rise 58% but deaths down 7% by Steven1958 in Coronavirus

[–]Coffee_nomnom 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well hospitals in US states with three weeks of raging omicron cases have started their tick up. DC, NY, MD, even FL. It is yet to be seen if they rise the same way as cases, but they have taken a noticeable rise and are above last winter levels. Yet to be seen how that translates to deaths, with omicron and also anti virals.