Tbh there may be a lot of categories of essential workers, health care professionals being high on the list, followed by food manufacturers, truck drivers/delivery drivers, food manufacturers, but imo the most essential is the electrician. Even hospitals can't do much if they don't have power.
@AJMalone, all jobs are essential because they're how someone puts food on the table.
@Captain Swordsman, this
@Captain Swordsman, somehow that logic didn't work when I told it to those cops that got all high and mighty about selling a few measly pills
@AJMalone, Don't forget food manufacturers, and also the food manufacturers
@AJMalone, yes, but there's "essential essential", like doctors, nurses, EMTs, police, etc. Then there's the "essential yet disposable", being retail/foodservice employees and gas station/convenience store employees. We're "essential" until a truly determined Karen gets us fired for refusing to allow her 3 year old to buy a package of toilet paper.
@AJMalone, what about linemen, substation operators, and power plant operation/maintenance/support? The electrician is useless without them, and they are useless without the many different community support jobs?
Let's just say we're all important to eachother
Except the Dutch
@CellSword, not sure of any official designations but to me all those guys are electricians just each with a specialized skill because they're all needed to produce electricity.
@Fvck Younicorn, I didn't even realize my redundancy until I looked back at it. 😳
@AJMalone, ah okay, so you're saying "reliable power is the cornerstone utility of society"
Yeah I agree
@AJMalone, trying to list essential jobs is actually pretty tricky. I thought about it and just kept coming up with more. Banks, car mechanics, public transportation.
@clintfromhere, Not Trump
Still more likely to die in virtually any other way...
@Reach4God, I love how even though you're correct you still get downvoted for wrongthink lol
Heart disease: 655,381
Covid 273,891 on 11/29
Accidents (unintentional injuries):
@Reach4God, at current rates, an American dies every minute from COVID. Downplaying it doesn’t help anyone..
@payton manning, you're off by a few thousand, but there's still only a .02% death rate worldwide. Granted, it sucks that anyone dies from it, but it doesn't change the fact that you're more likely to recover by over 99% chances. No need to lose our minds over it.
@SmartFeller, and that sucks, but Americans are dying by plenty of things by the minute. Why single out this one thing in particular?
@Reach4God, From Google, the total number of cases worldwide is 63.1 mil and the total number of deaths is 1.47 mil. 1.47 divided by 63.1 gives you 0.023. In order to convert this to a percentage, you multiply by 100 so the actual death rate is 2.3% and not 0.02%. To put this in perspective, the world's population is 7.8 billion. Hypothetically speaking, if every single person in the world were to get covid, then approximately 179.4 million people would die from it.
@AnotherLurker, also people are talking like the survival rate would stay the same if, say, the hospitals were so crowded you couldn't get into one. Not to mention covid patients flooding to hospitals interferes with more serious illnesses. My uncle struggled to get medical attention for a heart attack because of all this.
People who say this virus is such a small problem need to stop rushing to hospitals like it isnt
Thats.. If those numbers are correct. I have had pekple go to the doctor with a cold.. And thdy try to right them off as covid even with negative results from a test.
It seems that half the people i know are terrified of covid and knows someone who has gotten sick or is sick. The other half of the people I know say that Covid is a joke, and don't even think the things exist.
Perspectively, being a fast food worker, I don't know what information to trust anymore.
In fact, in a house of 7 people, all but me and my gf has gotten sick with covid. All which gotten as worse as a mild flue and then went away. Our oldest member did get it harder than everyone else but pulled through just fine.
Now im not arguing with you. Just saying it kinda depends on many different factors of how bad the virus is.
Like my grandfather could not catch it, cause he has lung issues as it is. He could possibly be vulnerable to Covid.
@AnotherLurker, and...? You got me on the rookie math mistake, but what is your point? I could say that 100% of people will die from starvation, if you stop feeding them.
@Reach4God, I didn't really make any points in my last comment. You can interpret the numbers however you want, but I think that a 2.3% mortality rate still isn't ideal for a new virus that spreads this quickly. The percentage might look small on paper, but that's still a lot of deaths. Not to mention, the data is being collected in real time so who knows what could happen in the near future.
@JacieTwisted, If it's true that people are being falsely tested positive, then that's pretty irresponsible of the people running the tests. I'd like to believe that they run additional tests as a backup just in case the first test produces a false negative, but also I'm not a medical professional so I don't really know what's going on behind the scenes.
I personally trust what the virologists and medical professionals are saying, but they're learning about the virus at the same time we are, and they don't have all the answers yet. I think people are confused because the information keeps changing and that might make them think that covid is some big joke. The reality of the situation is that the experts pretty much had to start from scratch when dealing with covid and they have to work faster than usual. All we can do right now is take precautions to keep the spread at a minimum until vaccines are ready.
It may not be bad for some people, but it is bad for others so.. Yeah.
Wear your dang masks for those its bad for lol
@Reach4God, dang. This thread disappoints me with the spread of up/downvotes.
My job sent all the hourly people to work from home in April, and they haven’t come back yet. Meanwhile, me and the four other salaried people in our group have been doing the work of 12 people for months, working 14-16 hour days while still earning the same money as before.
I mean, you could leave your job, but let’s face it. Ain’t no one got savings for that.