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A choir decided to go ahead with
rehearsal. Now dozens of members
have COVID-19 and two are dead

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/30/2020 11:17:14 AM

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — With the coronavirus quickly spreading in Washington state in early March, leaders of the Skagit Valley Chorale debated whether to go ahead with weekly rehearsal. The virus was already killing people in the Seattle area, about an hour’s drive to the south. But Skagit County hadn’t reported any cases, schools and business remained open, and prohibitions on large gatherings had yet to be announced. On March 6, Adam Burdick, the choir’s conductor, informed the 121 members in an email that amid the “stress and strain of concerns about the virus,” practice would proceed as scheduled at

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For some, it was their swan song.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 3/30/2020 11:22:14 AM (No. 362882)
I'm sorry... I don't believe you anymore. I just don't.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: FleetUSA 3/30/2020 11:36:36 AM (No. 362899)
I can hear the TDS chorus now.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MISteve 3/30/2020 11:40:35 AM (No. 362901)
Several things to note about this article. 1) the anti-Religious angle; “dumb Christians” 2) they met almost 3 weeks ago before there was broad knowledge about the virus- Monday morning quarterbacking 3) 100 people together for 2.5 hours indoors, singing and sweating and touching their noses and mouths. No masks to prevent touching I bet (singing with a mask on)? All counter to current good practice (20/20 hindsight again). 4) they didn’t report on the thousands of other large get-togethers where nothing happened- every incident is a plane crash to the media
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono 3/30/2020 11:40:44 AM (No. 362902)
Three weeks later is well beyond the longest asserted incubation period (14d is the most-cited max, though one suggests up to 17d). Seems to me it's more likely that most (if not all) of the infected members of the choir picked it up by subsequent encounters / interactions with infected people during the intervening period of time.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: voxpopuli 3/30/2020 11:41:25 AM (No. 362904)
did what President Trump told them NOT to do.. i guess that sums it up.. anything different?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/30/2020 11:44:16 AM (No. 362906)
The Monday morning quarterbacking of every little decision made a month ago when most people were still living a normal life serves exactly what purpose? Dems were still squawking about the Chinese travel ban. Why don't you write about THAT?!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kate318 3/30/2020 11:47:12 AM (No. 362915)
Keep in mind that Satan’s favorite son, George Soros, has poured millions into an anti-Trump/Coronavirus disinformation campaign. Take everything you read from the enemedia with a 2-ton block of salt.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NHChemist 3/30/2020 12:00:46 PM (No. 362930)
March 10 was my wife's choir last practice here in NH. So far, so good.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: rinohunter 3/30/2020 12:03:22 PM (No. 362934)
One, this is classic Lame Stream Media, Fake News reporting at their most robust! It appears most of their sourcing for this article is 2nd or 3rd hand hearsay story telling. Two, LA SLIMES are inferring many things here. Who's to say that after that choir rehearsal various people went to some other place and got infected there? Or that everyone was healthy at the time of choir rehearsal then again someone, some place came in contact with this Wuhan Monster and then passed it along? This is yellow, sensational journalism at ITS best! KAG 2020!!!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/30/2020 12:07:57 PM (No. 362942)
Don't buy it. Fake news from the LA Times.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Miceal 3/30/2020 12:12:52 PM (No. 362948)
Consider the source...
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 3/30/2020 1:41:29 PM (No. 363052)
My Sunday dinner group all got together on March 8, had dinner together, but all canceled on March 15th. My wife and I went out to dinner the 15th, but we did wipe the table with an alcohol wipe. The next day all restaurants in our county were closed. Holding practice on March 6th did not seem unusual at the time.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: 3XALADY 3/30/2020 3:31:25 PM (No. 363150)
This story was out several days ago, as I copied part of it and sent it to my choir director. Problem caused by singing - entails taking in deep breaths and breathing out more than normal. Makes sense to me. My last choir rehearsal was 3 weeks ago.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/30/2020 6:54:06 PM (No. 363293)
Sure.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFNader 3/30/2020 7:51:38 PM (No. 363323)
Just what IS it about living so close to the ocean?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: XCenturion 3/31/2020 2:44:01 AM (No. 363488)
I nominated this choir collectively for a Darwin Award.
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