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I'd like to know who else in the county is serving jury duty if I'm getting called once a year with about 200 other people. That means the pool is 10,000 people in a county with 450,000.
It means you live in a district with a high ratio of jury trials to viable jurors. Right off the top, in most states, anyone who has served on a trial within three years won’t be summoned. Then there are about 20 reasons a person can be excused from even showing up for that one day of jury selection - age, medical condition, caregiver, transportation, student living out of state, don’t speak English, moved out of district, dead … Add to that the no shows. We have one district here that has a high number of jury trials, but only 20% of the people summoned show up for jury selection, because they are either excused for one of the 20 reasons or just don’t show up. So we have to summon 5x the number of bodies needed to even start the selection process. So yeah, a lot of people in that district get summoned nearly every year.
JoelCFC25 wrote: . . . because the test processing backlogs are leading to long delays in when cases formally get added to the total (sometimes up to 2 weeks after the fact), making the datasets very messy and requiring a lot of cleanup to generate trendlines that are close to accurate.
Please tell me you typed it this way on purpose.
A few days ago, an old friend invited me on Facebook to play board games yesterday. I wasn't interested, because pandemic, but took a closer look at the details and became horrified. It was originally going to be a small gathering at someone's house, maybe a half dozen people. But my friend (who is not the host) decided to invite 25 more people, including me. Hard pass.
Since mid-December, an old friend has been back in town. One of his parents died and left a big mess, so he came back home to clean it up before selling the family house. So I have been playing board games with him every Saturday. Yesterday, I gradually noticed that he was pretty sick. Persistent cough, runny noise, sore throat, etc. I'm irritated that he came to my house sick during a pandemic, and he also didn't get tested because he thinks that it's just a cold.
Ah_Pook wrote: My county dropped our mask mandate again. This time my job also made masks optional for vaccinated employees. First time since we reopened that that has been the case.
Same here. My grocery store changed its sign from “masks required” to “masks encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.” I went shopping without a mask for the first time in over two years. Felt weird.
It’s partially to help protect myself and family, it’s partially a sense of social responsibility.
But this pandemic taught me a terrible lesson: the government, including health agencies, is very vulnerable to political, monetary and social pressure that puts at risk the public health.
It’s something I feel incredibly let down by.