Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

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It really was a beautiful day in the neighborhood on Paseo del Refugio Thursday afternoon. Local flamenco guitarist, Chris Fossek, Santa Barbara born and raised, delighted the neighborhood with an exquisite one hour concert bringing neighbors out of isolation and providing beauty and connection,. Kyle Hollister and Ashley Woods Hollister were the neighborly patrons of this event which bought their neighbors a true refuge from the churning of the news cycle.

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GeneralTree Apr 03, 2020 02:31 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

“Intelligence is based on how efficient a species became at doing the things they need to survive.” ― Charles Darwin

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 02:24 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

The 6 ft rule does not mean "go do whatever you want as long as you stay 6 ft away". It means "if you absolutely must be in public, staying 6ft away will lower (but not to zero!) your chances of infection". If you have the space to be more than 6ft away, like here in the middle of the street, take it!

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 02:26 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

2;24 - in the middle of the street - Yes! see the photos? Some are in the street spaced apart. I can't do this anymore. Time for some outdoor time!

Chip of SB Apr 03, 2020 01:15 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

From what I have read, this virus won't go away until enough people get it and become immune to stop transmission. That likely means a substantial majority of the population is going to have to get it before this is over. We cannot hide from this forever! Perhaps it's better that healthy and younger people get the virus and develop immunity sooner rather than later to help build our herd immunity.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 10:43 PM
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Yes, and when there aren’t enough ventilators, they will be given to the 18 to 44 year olds, not the over 60 year olds. STAY HOME.

Minibeast Apr 03, 2020 04:37 PM
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CHIP OF SB: "It would be a shame if our response to the virus did more harm than the virus itself." -------------Sounds like you've embraced fully the "Don't worry, this will all be cleared up in two weeks" delusion, as declared by Trump(et). PLEASE do your research. Listen to Dr. Fauci. Listen to Bill Gates. Read up and come to grips with the fact that life as we once knew it is now changed forever. Ditch the fallacy that our biggest worry has to do with the economy vs. public safety. It is not going to be "business as usual" any time soon. All we can do for now is starve this virus. Time is our friend. The longer we draw this out, the more we flatten the curve. This will only serve to benefit us all, worldwide. We need to get the best of this virus and NOW. Be a part of the solution. Follow directives and do what you can to stay positive during this momentous time in history. PLEASE-------- do not listen to our increasingly unintelligible and ignorant President. Listen to Gov. Newsome, Mayor Garcetti, Gov. Cuomo and other governing entities who truly have what it takes to guide us all through this extraordinarily challenging time. It's going to take time for us to come out the other side on this. Time, time, TIME. Best thing we can all do is to accept that fact and adapt accordingly.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 04:18 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

You don't attempt herd immunity with such a highly infectious deadly SARS Virus. Sweden failed miserably .

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 03:36 PM
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CHIP, here is your source regarding the economy, straight from the federal government. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-fed-study-finds-efforts-to-slow-pandemic-dont-depress-the-economy-2020-03-27

macpuzl Apr 03, 2020 03:00 PM
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Those questions have been considered, and the answer is social distancing and flattening the curve. The damage to the economy (since that is your primary concern, rather than human life) will be much worse in the long run without flattening the curve.

Chip of SB Apr 03, 2020 02:40 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

How much time should we spend to develop herd immunity? A month? A year? How many of the folks who get put on a ventilator actually survive? I have not seen much discussion o f that. Is it as low as 20%? If it is inevitable that most Americans contract the virus eventually, then how many can we actually save by "flattening the curve? How many people will die as a consequence of the destruction of our economy? If we attempt to continue with this "social isolation" for months or years on end, the virus will become a moot point once goods and services become unavailable and civil unrest takes hold. This policy cannot be sustained for long. I certainly don't have all the answers, but I think these questions deserve consideration. It would be a shame if our response to the virus did more harm than the virus itself.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 02:18 PM
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Wow, this is a TERRIBLE comment and mindset, CHIP! No one, young people included, should purposely get COVID19 for "herd immunity"...all that does is steepen the curve and overwhelm our hospitals sooner. Please do not suggest this. People will believe it, and more people will die. Stop spreading dangerous misinformation!

jimbo212 Apr 03, 2020 02:15 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

Yes, eventually we will get herd immunity from either a vaccine or enough people contracting it, but PLEASE DON'T GET SICK NOW!! We are still developing an effective treatment plan for COVID-19. If we all get sick now we will risk running out of the limited number of ICU beds and ventilators that are available. As of March 30th in NYC, people ages 18-44 with confirmed COVID-19 had only a 0.27% of dying, but had a 9.6% chance of requiring hospitalization. If you need a respirator and there isn't one available, you aren't going to have a good time. FLATTEN THE CURVE!

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 01:21 PM
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Immune? There's no definitive proof of immunity after contracting COVID-19 . Your comment basically says spread the disease - and let a lot of people die. Have you read about what has been happening in other countries, or even in New York?

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 12:45 PM
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Sorry - people just aren't taking this pandemic seriously. Disclaimer: I love concerts, music, and gatherings.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 09:36 PM
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@7:51 How can I look around? I am sheltering in place. Isn’t that what you’re advocating for? I am not out driving around town looking for things to complain about. I certainly hope you have the air vents closed in your vehicle! Someone could breathe on the sidewalk and it could be whisked right into your car.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 07:51 PM
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4:07pm I have been to Italy. I have also been to Ontare road a little while ago. I watched 3 people, not together, struggle to get around one another on a corner at the stop sign. I have also driven past Trader Joe's this evening where people were standing 4 feet apart. I drove by two beaches and the Rose Garden last weekend where social distancing was not happening. So maybe you need to take a look around at what is going on in your own city.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 04:07 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

@1:47 Have you ever been to Italy? The scenes they are showing on the news are from Italian cities which are very crowded with narrow streets and pathways. Certainly not the same as California neighborhoods where sidewalks are 30 feet apart. Someone breathing on one side of the street is not going to spread Covid 19 to the other side of the street.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 02:24 PM
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GENERALTREE - They're sitting on the curbs in front of their houses, are you not looking at the same photo? Some are in the street, yes, but a distance away from others. Do you know everyone in the photo? Do you know they aren't related if they're standing/sitting too close? You don't. I don't. But hey, go call the cops or what you and everyone esle here thinks needs to happen. I'm going outside to pick oranges for my screwdriver. You all are getting nuts about this. Maybe you need some fresh air?

GeneralTree Apr 03, 2020 02:15 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

2:14pm They aren't in their front yards? You and your kids will be the first to need those beds. I'll pray for you.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 02:18 PM
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@2:14 Those don't look like acceptable distances. They are actual sitting on the curb and in the street. They aren't just outside their front door. Like I say thinning the heard is fine by me - and it's a beautiful day out there so have at it.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 02:09 PM
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@2:05 those were in response to specific statements. Please follow along. I'm all for thinning the heard - so if you want to go out and about freely (which is different than "going out your front door") then fine, have at it. I just don't want to hear any moaning about lack of respirators or hospital beds. I know someone who has died from Coronavirus already. From my business I have talked to people in China, Italy and Spain. "So no you can't still be outside - look at Italy and Spain." - In response to going to parks and beaches "Have you seen the footage of Italy and the people confined to apartments? It's the "I can go outside and you can't tell me otherwise" kind of attitude that will allow the disease to propagate" - In response again, to public places. "I can go outside and you can't tell me otherwise" kind of attitude that will allow the disease to propagate" - Again in response to public.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 02:05 PM
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2:01 - Not sure if it was you, but here are some examples of what you're looking for: "So no you can't still be outside - look at Italy and Spain." (1:17) --- "Have you seen the footage of Italy and the people confined to apartments? It's the "I can go outside and you can't tell me otherwise" kind of attitude that will allow the disease to propagate" (1:47) ----- While you did not say don't go out your front door, you are chastising those who do. Same thing.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 01:47 PM
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@1:39 It can be caught by someone's breath. It can be caught by speaking to one another. Have you seen the footage of Italy and the people confined to apartments? It's the "I can go outside and you can't tell me otherwise" kind of attitude that will allow the disease to propagate. Remember that.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 01:39 PM
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@1:17 Yes you can go outside don’t be ridiculous. The virus is not going to fly across the street like dust or pollen. You can walk, run ride your bike whatever you want. Just stay away from others and don’t touch anything.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 01:31 PM
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In Italy and Spain, people are still allowed to walk out their front doors. That's all these people here are doing. Sitting in their front yards while a guy plays guitar for them across the street.

a-1594431204 Apr 03, 2020 01:17 PM
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I know people caught overseas in this mess. They are horrified at what is going on here. and can't believe we have people who aren't adapting accordingly. So no you can't still be outside - look at Italy and Spain. This is a monster.

sacjon Apr 03, 2020 01:01 PM
Local Guitarist Gives Street Concert

My god people - you can still be outside (just not in a park or beach now apparently) and keep your distance! You do not need to be locked indoors for then next weeks and months! You can go out front, wave and say hello to neighbors and yes, even watch a guy play guitar 20 feet away!

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