August 25, 2020

From Gerald R. Lucas

We Just Don’t Care About You covid-19: day 168 | US: GA | info

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CNN reports that “Georgia is among worst states in the nation for new Covid-19 cases but the governor is defending his strategy.” And doesn’t that just say it all? Coupled with that is this new door sign on my building at the university. It just seems to be a bit of an FU to staff and faculty: you know, the ones that are being forced to take that risk. From the article:

Why do we keep electing these people? Seriously, folks, what is it going to take? Are we great again, yet, ’cause I just can’t take any more. Or is the strategy to kill everyone who doesn’t agree?

Oh, and in case you’re wondering about that O.C.G.A. 51-16-3 at the bottom, it’s to protect employers and the state against legal liability if you get sick. “Under this Act,” writes Jake Daly, “healthcare facilities and providers, entities,[1] and individuals are immune from a ‘COVID-19 liability claim’ unless their actions showed gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm.”

My question: is opening a university considered “gross negligence” in light of the fact that Kemp “remains unwilling to mandate masks statewide,” something public health experts recommend? I’m sure he’s protected. FU, folks.

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I had one student show up for class today, and he just had logistical questions about my 💩💩 web site. All four classes have a due date tonight, and a majority of all have waited until the last minute. I know what I’m doing tomorrow. I know: we’re busy. Stressed. I have no idea what’s going on in their lives. I know.



Note

  1. The Act defines “entity” to include “any association, institution, corporation, company, trust, limited liability company, partnership, religious or educational organization, political subdivision, county, municipality, other governmental office or governmental body, department, division, bureau, volunteer organization; including trustees, partners, limited partners, managers, officers, directors, employees, contractors, independent contractors, vendors, officials, and agents thereof, as well as any other organization other than a healthcare facility.” O.C.G.A. § 51-16-1(4).