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Does the virus spread through recreational waterways? The virus has been shown to remain viable and infectious, at least temporarily, in natural freshwater environments including lakes and streams. While dilution is suspected to keep the risk low, high concentrations of the viable COVID-19 virus could put freshwater recreation users at risk. There is still no information on the ability of the COVID-19 virus to remain viable in saltwater, so it’s unclear if swimming at saltwater beaches elevates the risk of contracting COVID-19. However, communal spread is a serious issue so spending time at popular beaches, if in close contact to other beachgoers, will increase your risk.
“It’s not going to kill you if you miss a few surfing sessions, but it could if you go out there and get in the wrong air,” she said.
“You can’t see the virus, you can’t smell it … It’s a real silent killer right now.”
Still up for debate, however, is whether the virus in the sewage is still infectious. “One report says yes, another report says no, so we don’t really know yet for certain,” said Gerba, whose research focuses on wastewater removal of viral pathogens. As for how long the virus could survive in saltwater, there’s not much data, he said, but pathogens like hepatitis A or norovirus tend to survive much longer in wild environments.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: ketsuko
He'll have his day in court.
Still, if he had gotten out of the water, obeyed the "cop", there would be nothing to talk about. Would there?
But let's just ignore cops. That's a good plan. Is that what you do?
Showed up, in a boat, from which he could not flee. He left his board behind?
When the police showed up, he instantaneously swam to shore
who didn't have the right to ask him out of the water.
I'm saying it's stupid not to comply. It has gotten people killed. In this case it resulted in an arrest.
You're promoting compliance for the sake of compliance.
originally posted by: HelloboysImbackguy
a reply to: jrod
I used to be a lifeguard too.
If we got a call because lets say the coast guard shut down our waters...then you can be jesus christ and what Im doing a sin, you are getting the hell out of my water.
Its mine until I get off duty. Then its someone else's water. Because if YOU drown, and a lifeguard sees you, we both know he is going in to get you...even if the risk is high enough to say its a suicide mission.
And we dont know if the lockdown had anything to do with his request to stop swimming. Maybe all the lifeguards were volunteering or home and so the city couldn't guarantee anyones safety...and didn't want to risk anyones safety having to save someone solo.
Over a swim. Public Beaches have different rules. Go to a pool or to a section of the beach with no lifeguard on duty.
The lifeguard probably had a F off large section of beach to patrol and this idiot kept him in one spot calling cops.
If this idiot needed help then someone would have to risk their safety getting his live or dead body out of the water.
This is retarded. Grown ass people acting like belligerent kids who want to swim at da beach.
Sorry. NEED to swim or we have an existential crisis over our percieved liberty and freedom. Please. Wait for the crisis to be over. If it doesn't end, start a revolution, I dont effing know. But lets not pretend some douche not being able to paddleboard in Malibu is the end of American democracy. Its too dumb to even laugh about.
Quoted from Donald Spoto’s (1983) biography of the filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock reportedly told scriptwriter Ernest Lehman: 37
38 The audience is like a giant organ that you and I are playing, at one moment we play this note, and get this reaction, and then we play that chord and they react. And someday we won't even have to make a movie — there'll be electrodes implanted in their brains, as we'll just press different buttons and they'll go 'oooh' and 'aaah' and we'll frighten them, and make them laugh. Won't that be wonderful?